Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Avocado
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 avocados, the tree’s shallow root systems can make it particularly vulnerable to stresses such as soil compaction, water logging, and salinity. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® can dramatically expand avocado’s active root zone to overcome these stresses and better establish the plant to produce better quality and more consistent fruits.
MycoApply helps plants take up water and nutrients efficiently under stressful conditions with minimal energy requirements from the plant. This stress mitigation benefit optimizes productivity capabilities of plants for yield and quality.