Participants will join this webinar is to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the soil ecosystem, and what management practices will result in healthier soil and ecosystems leading to a well-functioning microbial community in the soil. 

A discussion of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) including what they are and what they are not. What services are provided by AMF and how that varies depending on plant hosts, environmental conditions, and how it changes with diversity. Discussion will also include what effect various management practices have on AMF, and the relationship of AMF in conjunction with the soil health principles. Will also discuss methods currently used to measure AMF, limitations on those methods, and what the results mean. Related current research and future possible directions will be briefly discussed as well. 

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