Tag: Stress Management

Climate change and heat stress on crops poses a serious threat to agriculture. Can seaweed extracts help?

by Acadian Plant Health on July 25, 2022 in Articles, News

 

Climate change and rising temperatures with associated consequences pose a serious threat to natural systems and socioeconomic well-being. The agricultural sector, in particular, is very sensitive to climate change. Even a small increase of 1° to 2°C can have significant negative effects on crop yields. Global economic losses in the production of three major crops […]

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Is Drought Harming Your Crops? Boost Water Use Efficiency with Acadian Plant Health™ Products

by acadianplant on June 25, 2020 in Articles

 

How efficiently are crops using the water they receive? Growers want to know. Though plants are often tougher and more drought-resistant than we imagine, there are limits to their resilience. More frequent and longer periods of drought worldwide are placing an extra strain on plants’ ability to function at optimal levels, cutting into their performance […]

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Overcoming Abiotic Stress: Crop Inputs Are Vital to Drought Stress Management

by acadianplant on June 1, 2020 in Articles

 

When placed under extreme abiotic stress, crops initiate self-preservation mode. They decrease transpiration and photosynthesis, and instead store water and vital nutrients in more essential parts of the plant. Though the plants now have a better chance of survival, their decreased growth and productivity can affect growers’ profits because the size, quality and yield of […]

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Thermal imaging of soybean response to drought stress: the effect of Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed extract

by acadianplant on March 10, 2017 in Publications

 

Abstract Previous experiments have demonstrated positive effect of Acadian® extract of Ascophyllum nodosum on plant stress-resistance, however the mode of action is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to understand the physiological effect of Acadian® seaweed extract on the plant response to drought stress. Leaf temperature and leaf angle were measured as […]

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Applications of a Commercial Extract of the Brown Seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum Increases Drought Tolerance in Container-grown ‘Hamlin’ Sweet Orange Nursery Trees

by acadianplant on March 10, 2017 in Publications

 

Abstract Hamlin’ sweet orange trees on ‘Carrizo’ citrange and ‘Swingle’ citrumelo rootstocks were treated weekly with a commercial extract of the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum at 5 and 10 mL·L−1 as either a soil drench or foliar spray. Half of the trees in each treatment were subjected to drought stress [irrigated at 50% of evapotranspiration […]

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