Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Peanut
There are a variety of stresses a plant can experience through the production cycle, many dependent on growing region and the unique production systems for a given crop. Water and nutrient deficiencies and soil toxicity are common examples of abiotic stresses that the plant may incur during a growing season.
The symbiotic relationship that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) create with a plant helps to minimize the impact of these stresses, particularly when multiple stresses occur at the same time. By extending the root’s effective zone of access through from mycorrhizal fungi hyphae, the four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® allows for better and faster nutrient uptake resulting in a stronger, healthier peanut plants.
Avoiding peanut exposure to abiotic stresses will positively decrease the likelihood that Aspergillus mold will establish developing pods before harvest. The effects of drought and nutrient stress can be reduced by mycorrhizal inoculation. 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.