Abiotic stress is the negative impact of non-living factors and can lead to biotic stress. Abiotic stress is caused by four fundamental factors: weather, soil health, nutritional imbalance, and oxidative stress. Yield and quality are reduced when abiotic stress occurs.
HOW IT WORKS
Plants naturally produce antioxidants to counteract stress. Plants must constantly adapt to the growing conditions of their environment. As stress occurs, oxygen free radicals accumulate in plant tissue. If the plant is unable to combat the oxygen free radicals, premature cell degradation occurs. Redox technologies promote abiotic stress defense.
EXAMPLES OF ABIOTIC STRESS FACTORS –
– Reduced Antioxidant Production
– Inhibited Plant Respiration
– Reduced Photosynthetic Activity
– Poor Root Growth & Metabolism
– Weak Cell Wall Strength