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Old March 3, 2016   #1
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Default Plants Communicate

ChrisK posted a link in the thread "Winter Reading" a while back on scientific research being done on how plants communicate with each other through microbes in the soil. The link below is a simplified article on how it is believed to work. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-22462855

The original scientific link; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2954164/
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Very cool, Dutch.
I knew this about forest ecosystems years ago, but farm ecosystems are evidently just as connected. Fungus is internet.
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I guess my toes can communicate with each other ? Seriously there is a professor in Washington state I think who has posts about forest communication and trees exchanging some nutrients or at least radioactive tracers. The link is on my windows XP machine.
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Thank you Dutch. I found it very interesting.
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Yes, Thank you! I too found it interesting reading. Even without there trials, I would agree in theory to plant communication, just from digging up plants and looking at their root systems.

For folks who may be new and haven't seen, you might check out this thread by Dutch too, http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=36429 . Lots of good info in it.


Dutch... Have you seen this article in Science Direct?

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...61219414002427
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Thanks Starlight. I don't recall reading that article before. The abstract in the link you provided is of great interest to me. Thyme is something I grow and use regularly in my stir fries. Thanks again!
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It seems there are several scientific studies of the use of those plant oils. My dinosaur of computer does not let me go to Facebook, so I couldn't open this abstract up. Maybe you can.

http://www.academia.edu/9242326/Inte...ease_of_tomato

Might be something to look into. Making your own organic essential oils is easy. Wonder if planting Thyme and Peppermint plants around our tomatoes would work.

What do you think about the use of the non-mycorrhizal fungus Geosiphon pyriforme? Are you familiar with this fungi? The only thing I know about G. pyriforme is it is similar to Glomus.
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I will not sign onto "Academia.edu" for several reasons. "Academia.edu" is a for profit social media site. Please read the following article; Http://www.theatlantic.com/education...ishing/421047/

Also their domain name is deceptive. The following is from Wikipedia;
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Thanks Starlight, the article might very well be valid, but I will be reading my research from elsewhere.
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I found the link referred to in post 3. Not Washington state but Canadian.
http://www.ecology.com/2012/10/08/trees-communicate/
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I remember having a conversation with a plant back in the 70's.
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Here is a rather nice article about a study on your subject.

http://www.academia.edu/9242326/Inte...ease_of_tomato
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Here is a rather nice article about a study on your subject.

http://www.academia.edu/9242326/Inte...ease_of_tomato
Thanks Patti that is the same link that Starlight posted and article would not come up before. It does now. Thanks.
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Dutch, I've been working my arse off trying to make raised beds and planting areas. I've been fighting off anxiety by keeping myself busy - no matter what.

I want to read this thread, but I'm not ready yet because I know I will want to respond with opinions.

I'll read and respond when I can.
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Hi Robert,
I know where you're coming from. That's cool. Take care and read when you can.
Thanks for posting!
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Dutch, thank you for understanding.
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