Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Rice
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.
Rice plants are exposed to stressful conditions during their growth cycle – seeded or transplanted from a nursery, submerged in water, and then later in the season the water is removed before harvest. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® provides better access to nutrients to help mitigate the effects of these stressors that can negatively impact yield.
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 grain quality.