Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Alfalfa
There are a variety of stresses a plant can experience through the production cycle, many dependent on growing region and the unique production systems for a given crop. The symbiotic relationship arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) create with a plant helps to minimize the impact of these stresses, particularly when multiple stresses occur at the same time. Water and nutrient deficiencies and soil toxicity are common examples of abiotic stresses that the plant may incur during a growing season.
In Alfalfa, stresses come from multiple harvests per growing season while the growing system productivity is reliant on regrowth to happen quickly. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® works to create a strong, producing root which helps the plant recover from the production stress. The faster the plant can recover, the more it is able to produce.
MycoApply helps plants take up water and nutrients efficiently under stressful conditions with minimal energy requirements from the plant. This stress mitigation benefit levels out the productivity capabilities of plants to optimize yield and quality.