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This is Smokehouse on Bud9. Planted in 2011. Has anyone seen anything similar? I have observed no borer damage through the ye...
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Mycorrhizal Planet: Michael Phillips shares green man ways to grow healthy through biological alchemy. Image by Anne Stokes, courtesy of AnneStokes.com.

Mycorrhizal Planet

Michael Phillips shares green man ways to grow healthy through biological alchemy. This hands-on exploration of soil fungi and healthy plant metabolism will rock you! Check the GOA Bookshelf for ordering information and to find preview links to excerpts from this exciting new book. Signed copies will be shipped your way come March 2017.

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