Episode 37: A Deeper Dive Into Mycorrhizal Fungi with Jim Eagan
I know we’ve already done some podcasts discussing mycorrhizal fungi, including Episode 2 with Jeff Lowenfels that I suggest you check out. I wanted to do this interview though to get a different perspective on mycorrhizal fungi from someone who has been involved in the industry and selling and using it for over a decade. I’ve had my opinions based on the research I’ve seen regarding topics like using a single species vs diverse species of endomycorrhizal fungi, as well as the addition of Trichoderma to these mixes.
Our guest this week is Jim Eagan. Jim has been working for Plant Revolution Inc. for more than a decade. Having been the first company to bring mycorrhizal inoculants to commercial applications, he and the company have been spreading the good news of the benefits of healthy soil to gardeners, landscapers, and farmers all over the world. His degree in environmental studies, his work in the permaculture community, and his experience running a small farm form a background that has given him a deep understanding of the importance of soil organisms for plant and ecosystem health. He continues to learn and explore the fascinating worlds of food production, native ecosystems, and sustainability.