Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Forage Crops
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.
For forage crops, major stresses are put on the crop during biomass removal from multiple harvests and/or grazing during the growing season. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® helps the crop’s ability to mitigate stress to recover and generate the foliage for future harvests and grazing.
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 biomass productivity and crop quality.