Get fruit trees back on track after stress

Written by   Stoller Australia

Extreme temperatures affect fruit trees and lately, the weather has been all over the place.
It can be difficult for plants to recover after damaging weather conditions such as excessive heat, hail, frost and flood.

However, Stoller’s Plant Stress Recovery Program helps trees to bounce back after a stress event.
Treatments before or after a stress event
Treat trees with Bio-Forge and WL Zinc Chelate before or after a stress event.
These products protect trees and increase root growth therefore maximising yield potential even during difficult conditions.
Feed new growth with an application of Foli-Zyme, which gives fruit trees their best chance at recovering yield.
Stoller’s Plant Stress Recovery Program helps plants to recover from various abiotic and biotic stresses (see Figure 1).
Stress affects yield
Environmental variability is one of the biggest barriers to achieving the best fruit yield possible.
Stress events like wind, frost, heat and hail along with too much water or not enough, all reduce yield.
Even stressors like mechanical damage and herbicide applications reduce the yield potential of a plant.
Stress events trigger changes in the balance of plant growth hormones, which can irreversibly reduce yield.
These events can throw hormones out of balance, stopping root growth and increasing the production of stress hormones.
When plants are stressed they produce more ethylene, which is a gas produced in plant cells to regulate hormone movement throughout the plant.
It is essential for cells to function but when cells are under stress, the oversupply of ethylene can cause premature cell death and plant damage. Without treatment, plants won’t recover as fast or reach their full yield potential.
Maintaining healthy root tip growth
Roots play an incredibly important part in plant hormone production and regulation.
Plant hormones must be constantly made and regulated in the cells at the root tips (meristematic tissue).
Maintaining healthy root tip growth is critical to maintain the optimal hormone balance needed to maximise genetic expression and yield.
By maintaining strong root growth, this increases nutrient uptake efficiency and helps keep plant hormones at optimum levels.
Stoller’s stress program protects and encourages root growth and protects trees against stresses.

For more information on how Stoller’s products can help in times of stress
P: 1800 337 845
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See this article in Tree Fruit Nov 2019

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