Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Banana
There are a variety of stresses a plant can experience through the production cycle, many dependent on the growing region, soil type, and the unique production systems for a given crop. The symbiotic relationship that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) form with a plant can dramatically mitigate 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 Bananas, abiotic stresses such as salinity, moisture deficit, and extreme temperatures can have a negative impact on fruit development and consistency. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® can help expand he active root zone of the plant, mitigating the stress and helping the fruit consistently develop.
MycoApply helps plants acquire water and nutrients efficiently under both optimal and stressful conditions – with minimal energy requirements from the plant. This optimized productivity results in yield and crop quality.