Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Grapes
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.
In the case of grapes, many plants face the additional biotic stresses of age and years of producing under maximized cropping systems. These biotic and abiotic stresses can combine to drastically undermine crop productivity.
The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® works to better prepare the crop to overcome environmental and soil stresses in the short and long term, creating a platform for a stronger plant. By mitigating stresses, the crop will produce more and quality fruit, delivering growers a higher return on investment.