Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Root & Tuber Vegetables
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.
Root & tuber vegetables are known to have minimized root systems, the expanded active root zone created by the four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® can have a dramatic effect. As the symbiotic hyphal network expands, nutrient uptake is increased which lead to decreased stress.
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.