How biostimulants can significantly improve your crop yield and quality23 Mar, 2023
40% of food is wasted before it reaches the market. One of the reasons is a lack of proper post-harvest storage. It is a worldwide problem to which biostimulants are an important part of the solution. In this article, you will learn how biostimulants have the potential to increase yield, improve quality, and extend the shelf life of crops
What are biostimulants?
Biostimulants are substances or microorganisms that activate the natural mechanisms of plants to prepare them to respond to abiotic stressors like extreme temperatures, drought or salinity. These substances enhance germination, photosynthesis, nutrient uptake and water-use efficiency. In short, biostimulants make plants healthier and less vulnerable to external factors.
How do biostimulants improve crops?
Biostimulants are an important step when shifting towards more sustainable agriculture. They enhance yield and quality crops by improving:
- Nutrient uptake and use efficiency
- Water-use efficiency
- Rhizosphere and soil quality
- Activation of natural metabolic mechanisms against abiotic stress
Each of these improvements contributes to a healthier crop, responding better and more resiliently to abiotic stress. Helping to maximise potential yields, reducing food waste by enhancing quality during its shelf life. At the same time, making crops more profitable for growers and ensuring sustainability in the face of climate change.
Healthier crops, less food waste
Everyone benefits from the application of the right biostimulants. If we are healthy, we are more resilient and will be in good shape for longer.
The same goes for plants. Biostimulants give crops the boost they need to grow better and faster in a natural way. Healthier crops are worth more, and, on top of that, a longer shelf life has the potential to help reduce that 40% of food waste.
Still have questions about biostimulants?
Learn how to use biostimulants to improve the quality and increase the shelf life of your crops.
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