Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Sugarcane
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.
Due to the cutting and replanting of the stalk, sugarcane is especially prone to stresses which can drastically lessen the quality of the crop. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® helps to fend off stresses by creating a healthy plant through access to nutrients and better water uptake.
MycoApply helps plants take up water and nutrients efficiently under stressful conditions with minimal energy requirements from the plant. This stress mitigation benefit optimizes the plant productivity capabilities for yield and quality.