Nutrient Efficiency for Cereal Grains

Nutrient efficiency is the measure of how well a plant is able to utilize available nutrients in the soil.  The four-species consortium of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi in MycoApply® extends the effective root zone of the plant, allowing it to access available as well as unavailable (chemically bound) nutrients and transport them into the plant. This symbiosis enhances the uptake and availability of nutrients and improves the plant’s expended energy – to – nutrient uptake ratio.

This is especially important for grains due to their high nutrient requirements and planting density. Any deficiency in the nutrients will negatively affect yield. By extending the root’s effective zone of access through mycorrhizal fungi hyphae, mycorrhizal fungi allow for efficient nutrient uptake resulting in a stronger, healthier plant.

Studies show that mycorrhizae expand root surface area by up to 50x, dramatically expanding the active root zone in grains and allowing the hyphae to absorb water and nutrients the plant root would not otherwise access.