Boningale study finds green roof micro-organism secret of success

A Boningale GreenSky-funded PhD study has found that applying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculum directly throughout the substrate is expensive and not very effective way of ensuring micro-organisms thrive on green roofs, but applying SRD inoculum to the plugs, or growing plants in pre-inoculated plugs, ensures the micro-organisms establish successfully and form a biological relationship with the plant.

by Matthew Appleby

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