Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Cane Berries
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 impact of these stresses, particularly when multiple stresses occur at the same time. By extending the root’s effective zone of access through thin mycelial filaments called hyphae, the four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® allows for better and faster nutrient uptake resulting in a stronger, healthier plant.
Cane berry crops are particularly susceptible to stresses because of the volume of fruit they produce in a short amount of time. 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.