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What is abiotic stress?

Abiotic stress is the negative impact of non-living or environmental factors on a plant or crop. Examples of abiotic plant stress include drought, excessive heat or cold, flooding, salinity, metal toxicity and nutrient deficiency. (Biotic stress, in contrast, consists of living disturbances to plants, such as fungi or harmful insects.)

Abiotic stress is naturally occurring and is largely unavoidable for outdoor plants or crops. It is also the most harmful and costly factor impacting the growth and productivity of crops worldwide.

Products that contain our marine-based technology (including such as Accomplish MAX, Maritime and Terramar) are designed to help crops better tolerate the effects of abiotic stress.