Phosphorous boost from native fungi at heart of bio-fertiliser project

By Shannon Beattie
January 19 2022 - 1:00am
Dr Khalil Kariman, from The University of Western Australia School of Agriculture and Environment, with a colony of the native fungus that could help boost phosphorous levels in food crops. Photo by Rosanna Candler.

Could a recently-discovered Australian native fungus be the key to minimising the financial and environmental burdens of synthetic phosphorus fertilisers?