Diverssipora eburneum (2.3 %), The relative abundance of the most dominant genus Funneliformis was higher in coconut cropping system (51–52.5 %) when compared to its abundance in arecanut cropping system (19.1 %). ), Proceed. A total of fourteen AM fungi were identified from coconut and arecanut intercropping systems. Google Scholar, Christensen H, Jakobsen I (1993) Reduction of bacterial growth by a vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus in the rhizosphere of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). In the former, populations of P. penetrans and M. incognita were lower than in the latter treatments. 19(2): 99–106, CAB: OF Forestry Abs. Three sizes of seed rhizomes (5, 10, and 15 g) of ginger cultivars Kuruppampady, Maran, Nedu-mangadu, and Rio de Janeiro were planted in the open or as an intercrop in a 30-year-old coconut plantation. The cocoa-coconut intercropping system has also changed. showing the maximum association with AM fungi. AMF association in the cropping system was assessed by spore density (spore load) in the rhizospheric soil and by root colonization characterized by arbuscules, vesicles and hyphae. and Acheampong K. 1996. Maize was harvested 90 to 100 days after planting and ginger 8 months after planting. AM fungi in symbiotic association with plants affect the hormone level; increase the level of cytokinins [1] and alter level of gibberellins and abscissic acid. The diversity of fungal species was found to be maximum in the high density multiple species cropping system plot of CPCRI, Kasaragod with coconut as the main crop and banana, pepper as intercrops and least in farmers’ plot of Mogral Puthur, Kasaragod with arecanut as main crop and banana as the intercrop. Growing of vanilla on gliricidia standards did not affect the arecanut yield and the average kernel yield of arecanut during the experimental period was 3114 kg ha-1. document.write('<\/a>');