Nutrient Efficiency in Cucurbit Vegetables
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.
Consistent nutrient uptake and availability are vital for cucurbit vegetables to produce quality fruit. MycoApply can aid in plant development that can bring the crop to maturity faster at a higher productivity level which allows for market access sooner. By extending the root’s effective zone of access through mycorrhizal fungi hyphae, mycorrhizal fungi allow for better and faster nutrient uptake resulting in a stronger, healthier plant.