Types of crop stress

Crop management

Transplant, root damage, phytotoxicity, pruning...

The cultural practices carried out on farm lands to optimise production can cause damage to the plants and their environment if they are carried out improperly.

The use of pesticides, for example, can cause phytotoxicity problems in the plant due to the phytosanitary treatments. 

Type of stress in crops - Crop management

Managing crops can cause physical, physiological and morphological damages.

Soil salinisation due to poor water management is becoming one of the biggest problems in global agriculture. Saline stress causes plant toxicity problems due to the higher salt concentration. At the same time, it causes an osmotic effect that prevents the plant from absorbing the water and nutrients it needs.

Correct transplantation is another important cultural practice in agriculture. The crucial factor that determines the seedling's development in this first phase of cultivation is the proper start of root activity.

On the other hand, there are physical damages that the plant can suffer due to improper use of tools and agricultural machinery.

Scheme of crop management in plant stress

This can happen during pruning, root damage, etc. When a plant is damaged, its severity does not depend only on the wound itself, but also on the risk of suffering an infection, as the wound can act as a pathway for pathogenic organisms to enter the plant. 

Types of crop stress: Crop management

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