26 Aug Recognize and Manage the Stress Factors of your Plants
Recognizing that plants experience stress from the environment is essential to understanding plants. Because they have evolved to withstand pressure, plants may experience stress and survive. However, there are downsides to their development. Plants that must adjust to environmental changes must put survival before development. In essence, unavoidable outcomes like decreased crop quality and output are possible. Therefore, it is crucial to comprehend plant stress in order for farmers and consultants to develop plants as efficiently as possible.
Plants are living things that resemble humans in many ways. When a person is sick, their body mounts an auto-immune defense against the illness. Without this reaction, people would perish very fast. Plants have a comparable ability to react. When plants get unwell (either physically or biochemically), they respond by slowing down their growth.
In general, plants and people are similar in that both aim for equilibrium and employ evolutionary processes to return to the setpoint. When crops are “stressed” by outside forces, they rapidly attempt to return to balance. Plants’ auto-immune responses to stress are less complicated than those of humans, and they are more dependent on their environment.
While people can eat whenever they want and drink whenever they want, plants cannot. Plants will experience ongoing stress (from being placed into the ground and into maturity).
In agronomists’ and farmers’ management strategies, plant stress is a crucial factor. The number of stressors that have been investigated has increased as farming and agricultural studies have developed. That is to say, the list of plant stressors can be extensive, but if it is understood, it can be useful for a farm’s performance.
Biotic plant stress is the strain brought on by external living organisms like weeds, animals, people, bacteria, and other living things. These stresses have an impact on the harvest season and directly reduce nutrient absorption.
Abiotic Plant Stress: Stress brought on by outside elements that are not alive, such as those in a particular habitat. Physical and chemical stress are two stressors that might exist in that environment.
Physical Plant Stress: The stress imposed by the physical environment. such as water stress from drought, waterlogging from flooding, toxicity from salt, temperature, wind, and soil compaction.
Chemical plant stress is the strain brought on by the chemical composition of the physical environment, such as pesticides, water, soil pH, and air pollution.
Because roots easily absorb it, silicon has recently been studied for its ability to reduce stress. Its primary purposes are to improve immunological response and yield.
Biostimulants, also known as biofertilizers, are substances that assist plants in recovering from stress by increasing their tolerance to it. By promoting natural processes, microorganisms provide plants with resilience to outside pressure.
Thanks to the disease diagnosis tool in Farmi app, you can easily diagnose the stress factor of your plant with the help of AI and start your cure process.