Crop stress refers to adverse conditions or factors that negatively affect plant growth, development and yield. These conditions can be extreme, such as drought, frost, floods or high temperatures, and can also include diseases, pests, poor agricultural practices, lack of nutrients or inadequate soils.
Water deficit, high salinity and high temperatures are environmental stress factors that constrain crop production. Water is essential for crop germination and development, while salinity can affect seed viability and plant growth. In turn, high temperatures cause changes in plants that negatively impact fruit development.
MEASURES TO BEAT CROP STRESS
To beat crop stress, it is important to take preventive and corrective measures in all available means.
It is important to know that each crop and region can show specific challenges and stress factors, so it is important to adapt treatment practices to the particular needs and conditions of your crops. Herogra Especiales has several products in its portfolio that are specially designed to reduce crop stress.
HEROGRA SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE CROP STRESS
EKLIPSO is a product that creates a natural physical protective barrier against solar radiation, preventing the temperature of the plant or tree from rising excessively.
Tests have shown a drop in several parameters: leaf and fruit temperature, percentage of damaged fruit, plant stress measurable in MDA value, as well as stress due to photoinhibition.
The image below shows two broccoli plants suffering from high temperature stress. However, the plant on the right is treated with Herovital Serie Oro and the one on the left is not.
The following image shows some tomato plants subjected to water stress; the left one has been treated with Heromar and the right one has not.
Finally, Herogra Especiales offers ECOTOP, a fruit setting enhancer product for ensuring good fruit setting even under stress conditions.
The image below shows fig fruit setting with Ecotop and without Ecotop.