When growing fruit trees it’s vital to have good populations of fungi in the soil. Without adequate fungi trees will struggle to gain the nutrients required for good health. There’s plenty we can do to encourage good fungal growth—by looking after what’s already there (by feeding them and not smashing up the soil too much), by adding more fungi and spores through compost and compost tea, and by limiting the use of fungicides (such as copper) on your trees.

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