Plant stress

Type of stress in crops

Bioibérica specialises in the management and diagnosis of plant stress

Normally plants do not develop under optimum conditions throughout their lifecycle, but continually undergo various adverse situations that cause them different types of stress, preventing them reaching their maximum yield. Also, a species' physiological optimum differs from its ecological optimum and therefore in each case the plant has to adapt to the environmental conditions of its cultivation habitat. 

Stress is considered to be the change of any environmental factor that acts on the plant, affecting its biochemical and physiological response, which can occasionally cause damage or lesions. In general, stress situations lead to a series of compensatory physiological changes in the plant aimed at maintaining the organism's vital functions.

Insects, nematodes, fungus, bacteria, viruses...

There are several groups of organisms that cause damage in plants. Without a doubt, one of the most harmful groups is insects, because they can become real pests in the fields.

Budding, flowering, fruit setting, maturing...

The stress factors coincide with stages such as embriogenic development, budding, flowering, fruit setting and maturing in which the plant is more sensitive due to the complex inner changes it is undergoing.

Cold, heat, drought, frost, hail...

Below or above a certain temperature, depending on the plant, plants suffer severe damage that constrains their optimum performance. But hail, wind and drought also affect the plant.

Transplant, root damage, phytotoxicity, pruning...

Cultivation practices carried out in the field to optimise production can cause damage in plants and their surroundings if performed in an inadequate manner.