Root Absorption for Tree Nuts
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.
For tree nuts, setting nuts and maintaining quality is paramount, and both require consistent amounts of nutrients and water during the growing season. By expanding the root absorption area, MycoApply works to keep the tree healthy by providing access to water and available nutrients that would otherwise be limiting and stress the trees affecting future productions.
As a result of the mycorrhizal fungi’s hyphal network, root zone access can expand dramatically. This allows the hyphae to absorb water and nutrients the root would not otherwise access.