MITIGATING DROUGHT STRESS IN STRAWBERRIES

Cultivated Strawberry plants (Fragaria x ananassa) are particularly sensitive to prolonged drought stress because of their shallow root system, large leaf area and high water content of the fruit. Overall

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ANTI STRESS MOLECULE

At this time of year, retailers of bedding plants despair to see plants wither at the point of sale due to lack of attention and water. Nurseries and plant growers

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XYLELLA FASTIDIOSA AND SILICON

Researchers and growers might undertake trials to ascertain the effects of applying bioactive silicon as a foliar spray in olive plantations and on other important crops, to reduce plant stress

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE A BIOSTIMULANT

Silicon sits uncomfortably, on its own or as a component, within the category Biostimulant because it clearly has a positive (indirect) effect on plant resistance also to various biotic stresses.

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