Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Cucurbit Vegetables

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.

Because cucurbit vegetables are often grown in hotter, drier conditions, they can exposed to stresses that impact yield quantity and quality. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® helps plants acquire water and nutrients efficiently under both optimal and stressful conditions – with minimal energy requirements from the plant. This optimizes productivity for yield and fruit quality.