Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Oil Palm
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 oil palm is often grown on poor soils, abiotic stress can be exacerbated. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® works to better prepare the crop to survive the environmental and soil stresses and creates platform to create a strong plant. In the short term, MycoApply allows for better access to nutrients leading to faster-producing plants and more consistent bunches. In the long term, MycoApply revitalizes soils for better production over time.