Researchers found that ceriporia mushrooms secrete protease and phosphatase-type enzymes into the soil, so that the various components are broken down and ready to be taken by plants.

Although the fungi called Ceripoira lacerata are harmful to trees, new studies show that the fungus in question also has some good sides. Now, scientists are considering that the mushroom can be used in tomato cultivation, thereby reducing the use of fertilizers.

Since the growing period of tomatoes is long, they generally need more nutrients than other plants and therefore more fertilizers can be used in tomatoes.

Tomatoes and Mushrooms
Researchers of the Southwest University institute in China have determined that Ceriporia type fungi secrete protease and phosphatase-type enzymes into the soil, so that various components are broken down and ready to be taken by plants.

During the field studies, the strain of Ceriporia lacerata named HG2011 was added to the soil containing both fertilizers and without fertilizers, and as a result of the studies carried out, it was determined that the nutrient intake of the tomatoes improved, thus increasing the yield and taste.

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