Nutrient Efficiency in Tobacco
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 availability and uptake is especially important for tobacco to obtain leaf quality. Tobacco is grown under stressful conditions that can impact tobacco’s ability to efficiently take up nutrients.
Better access to nutrients provides the tobacco crop to produce a higher quality crop. By extending the root’s effective zone of access through mycorrhizal fungi hyphae, mycorrhizal fungi allow for better and faster nutrient uptake resulting in stronger, healthier tobacco plants that produce a higher quality leaf.