Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Legumes
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.
The quality of legumes relies heavily on the crop’s relationship with phosphorus which is required for nodulation. Through the expansion of the active root zone access, the four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® helps increased nutrient efficiency to mitigate abiotic stresses.
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 crop quality.