Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Soybean
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 access through the hyphal network, the four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® allows for better and faster nutrient uptake resulting in a stronger, healthier plant.
MycoApply’s hyphal growth helps soybean plants acquire water and nutrients more efficiently in soils that may allow access without the symbiotic relationship. AMF colonization also positively impacts soil structure, which in turn helps facilitate this acquisition and helps the plant better manage stress from a healthier soil.