Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Tobacco
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.
Because tobacco relies on the health and quality of the leaf, stress tolerance is critical. If the crop succumbs to stresses during the growing season, the result will be smaller, lower quality leaves and less marketable product. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® dramatically expands tobacco’s active root access, which helps with nutrient and water uptake and in turn leads to a better crop.
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.