Are mycorrhizal fungi our sustainable saviours? Considerations for achieving food security
Volume: 105, Issue: 4, Pages: 921 - 929
Published: Jul 1, 2017
Summary The 20th century saw dramatic increases in agricultural productivity, largely through the development and application of pesticides, fertilisers rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, and advances in plant breeding and genetic technologies. In the last 15 years, however, many key crop yields have plateaued. Climate change, an ever-increasing human population, depletion of global rock-phosphorus and growing energy prices make current...