Water Penetration and Holding Capacity for Avocado

Water penetration and holding capacity are dependent on soil structure including aggregate stability which allows for water to enter the soil and for the pores of the soil to retain that water.

Access to water and nutrients is especially important to avocados for stand establishment, development and fruit production. The added access will allow the crop to be more productive and to produce higher quality fruit.

The four-species consortium of symbiotic, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in MycoApply® aids the columnal (vertical) formation of the soil structure which allows water to penetrate deeper into the soil profile as well as promoting pore development that helps retain water until it is absorbed by the plant and/or AMF. Studies also show that mycorrhizae expand root absorption area by up to 50x, dramatically expanding the active root zone and allowing the hyphae to absorb water and nutrients the plant root would not otherwise access.