Drought Solutions: Mycorrhizae and Gel Polymers: Don’t Plant Without IT! Anyone involved in agriculture, especially citrus, fruit and nut orchards, understands the importance of new plantings to be able to endure droughts. Fortunately for agricultural professionals, we at Horticultural Alliance have a solution for drought protection.
Our soil amendment compounds with Mycorrhizae fungi are specifically formulated for new plantings to persevere through harsh periods of drought.
We accomplish this by including dozens of university proven and industry verified ingredients which enable transplants to root out (colonize) suddenly and completely.
Horticultural Alliance’s DIEHARD™ Mycorrhiza fungi products represent the latest in technology for you to manage the early growth of citrus trees during the establishment period and beyond. The product promotes overall plant health and soil health which in turn provides faster growth, higher yields and faster payback.
Reduce the harmful effects of drought stress and yield more profitable harvests with DIEHARD™ Mycorrhiza fungi citrus applications. Commercial plantings will typically go through periods of stress during the year whenever growth conditions are less than ideal. For example, drought stress can happen whenever soil water levels aren’t adequate or whenever a front moves in with lower humidity – which is typical throughout the year.
Drought is one of the most devastating stresses on crops and can be brutal for new transplants. Because of the highly managed growing techniques used in commercial nurseries, new plants simply are not prepared for field conditions in new or established orchards. Drought changes a tree’s ability to take up nutrients from its surrounding soil and changes the way the tree produces roots, shoots, leaves and fruit. To strive for consistently profitable commercial harvests, grove managers must integrate strategies to minimize the negative effects of weather variations on production.
Horticultural Alliance’s DIEHARD ™ Mycorrhizae fungi products represent the latest in technology for you to manage the early growth of citrus trees during the establishment period and beyond. The product promotes overall plant health and soil health which in turn provides faster growth, higher yields and faster payback.
As we pointed out elsewhere, conditions during early stages of tree establishment are crucial for producing high-yield groves. Of all the advances made in grove management in recent times, the greatest potential for improvement is early young tree establishment in both reset and block planting operations. Drought changes a tree’s ability to take up nutrients from its surrounding soil and changes the way the tree produces roots, shoots, leaves and fruit.
I think, after you try out the DIEHARD™ Endo-Mycorrhiza fungi products; you will agree the use of a “cocktail” of Endo-Mycorrhiza fungi, bio-stimulants, humic acids, amino acids, sea kelp extracts, yucca plant extracts, beneficial bacteria, vitamins, Trichoderma fungi, and Horta-Sorb® water management gels results in better conditions to get the reset tree off to a better start.
However, reset trees can still get stressed if conditions aren’t optimal. The development of new roots at the delay of additional shoots and top growth is one way a tree can recover from stress.
When nutrients in the soil are insufficient, the tree may produce more root growth than shoot growth. In effect, the tree is “exploring” additional soil volume in an attempt to satisfy overall nutrient demand. A similar effect can occur during drought stress, when shoot and fruit growth are curtailed more than root growth, so root growth appears to occur first followed by shoot growth. Thus, moderately drought-stressed roots tend to explore more soil volume than well watered roots. New shoots can produce additional photosynthesis and shoot and fruit growth will resume once roots have re-established the root-to-shoot ratio for existing conditions.
Good water management, therefore, minimizes root growth so as to promote shoot growth and optimize yield. Therefore, use of Endo-Mycorrhizae and Horta-Sorb® water management gels can go a long way to sustain water and nutrients in area soils. Did you catch that?—Mycorrhizae needs to play a role here.
The Bottom Line: Drought Resistant Transplants and Established Crops Yield More Cash Wise. At Horticultural Alliance, we are dedicated to helping growers achieve the greatest yield possible.
Along with Horta-Sorb® water management gel polymers, our DIEHARD™ Mycorrhiza fungi blends are proven winners for protecting your valuable crops against the rigors of drought.
Contact us, with questions: 800-628-6373
James J. Quinn,
Horticultural Alliance, Inc.