Nutrient Efficiency in Fruiting 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.
Nutrient efficiency is especially important for fruiting vegetables as nutrient deficiencies will result in poorer fruit quality. A lack of calcium uptake for this crop group can lead to physiological disorders such as blossom end rot. 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 and more consistent yields.