30 Nov Sampling of roots for assessing the mycorrhizae associated with grasses and trees at the St Médard d’Eyrans site
Long-term field plots have been implemented at the St Médard d’Eyrans site (S1) to assess the phytomanagement of Cu/PAH-contaminated soils, notably with a mixed stand of poplars and willows.
In early November 2022 (year 16), the INRAE researchers went to this site to collect grass and tree roots in plots untreated and amended with compost alone and combined with dolomite.
The purpose was to identify the mycorrhizae potentially associated with these plant species. Root samples were sent to the Fertil’Innove Environment partner for further investigations.
Root sampling at the St-Médard d’Eyrans site (S1) © Mench