Root Absorption for Cane Berries

In general, plant root zone expansion is a highly desirable outcome for any cultural or product-based aspect of crop production. Roots are a plant’s lifeline to water and nutrients that directly affect productivity. MycoApply® biorational soil health products, based on a four-species consortium of beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), achieve this goal by expanding the plant’s absorption area through branching AMF filaments, or hyphae, that extend well beyond the reach of the roots. Studies show mycorrhizae expand root absorption area by up to 50x.

For cane berries, success lies in the amount and quality of fruit. By expanding the root zone access of the plant, MycoApply can provide better access to available nutrients within the soil to optimize the plant’s productivity.

As a result of the mycorrhizal fungi’s hyphal network, root absorption area can expand dramatically. This allows the hyphae to absorb water and nutrients the root would not otherwise access.