03 Mar The use of biostimulants as tool for abiotic stress management
ccording to important scientific studies, abiotic stress like drought, salinity or extreme temperatures, usually cause crop losses worldwide leading yield to reduce above 50% for most majority of crop plants.
Biostimulants are products composed by assorted natural ingredients as fermentation metabolites, seaweed extracts, among others.
During all their development and mainly at critical periods (flowering, fruit set), crops can be highly affected by impact of abiotic factors. In response to these challenging conditions, biostimulants solutions are therefore capable to support plants on withstand the impact at key phenological stages like flowering, therefore securing the final yield and improving fruit quality.
Biostimulants are an important part of integrated crop solutions and its use has been expanding significantly over the last years as a consequence of grower’s requirement for higher yields, together with the pressure from consumers and retailers for lower-residue and organic food.