Nutrient Efficiency in Root and Tuber 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.

With root and tuber vegetables, mycorrhizal fungi are especially effective because the root systems are less expanding. By extending the root’s effective zone of access through mycorrhizal fungi hyphae, mycorrhizal fungi allow for more efficient nutrient uptake resulting in larger biomass and a stronger, healthier plant.