Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Corn
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 mycorrhizal fungi hyphae, the four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® allows for more efficient nutrient uptake resulting in a stronger, healthier plant.
MycoApply’s hyphal growth helps corn plants acquire water and nutrients more efficiently as well as positively impacts soil structure, which in turn mitigates stresses that affect plant productivity.