Root Absorption for Bulb Vegetables
The key benefit of root zone expansion through colonization with mycorrhizal fungi is an increase of a plant’s absorption area beyond the reach of the roots. Studies show that mycorrhizae expands root absorption area by up to 50x.
This benefit has a positive impact on bulb vegetables due to the shallow root system that typifies this crop group. A shallow root system means that bulb vegetables can be prone to water and nutrient deficiencies. The hyphae network formed by the four-species consortium of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in MycoApply® helps mitigate this stress, increasing plant absorption to give bulb vegetables optimized growth.
As a result of the MycoApply’s hyphal network, root zone volume can expand dramatically – allowing the hyphae to absorb water and nutrients the plant root would not otherwise access.