Nutrient Efficiency in Soybean
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 soybean for pod set, pod development, the number of beans per pod and bean size. Any deficiency of the nutrients will negatively impact yield volume and quality. 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.
Studies also show that mycorrhizae expand root absorption area by up to 50x, dramatically expanding the active root zone and allowing the hyphae to absorb water and nutrients the plant root would not otherwise access.