Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Bulb Vegetables
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. Water and nutrient deficiencies and soil toxicity are common examples of abiotic stresses that the plant may incur during a growing season.
The symbiotic relationship that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) create with a plant helps to minimize the affect of these stresses, particularly when multiple stresses occur at the same time. By extending the root’s effective zone of access through mycorrhizal fungi hyphae, the four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® allows for efficient water and nutrient uptake resulting in a stronger, healthier plant.
Bulb vegetables can be particularly susceptible to abiotic stress due to their shallow root systems. MycoApply helps plants acquire water and nutrients efficiently under both optimal and stressful conditions – with minimal energy requirements from the plant. This optimzed productivity results in yield and crop quality.