Abiotic Stress Mitigation for Tree Nuts
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.
Tree nuts can be grown in areas that routinely face these abiotic challenges. The four-species consortium of mycorrhizae in MycoApply® works to better prepare the crop to survive the environmental stresses and creates platform to create a strong plant. By mitigating stresses, the crop will remain health and produce more nuts per tree.
MycoApply helps plants acquire water and nutrients efficiently under both optimal and stressful conditions – with minimal energy requirements from the plant. This optimized productivity results in yield and crop quality.