Root Absorption for Legumes
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 impact productivity. MycoApply® biorational soil health products, based on 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.
Soil microbes are particularly important in production of legumes. By increasing the root’s active root access zone to water and nutrients, MycoApply improves the legume crop’s development for nutrient production from nodulation and yield through the season.
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.