What is Crop Steering?
Crop steering manipulates a plant's environment and root zone to influence metabolic/hormonal changes that inspire vigorous growth and greater yields. This is achieved by dialing in environmental conditions throughout different growth stages and managing irrigation events to mimic natural stressors the plant would encounter in nature. These changes can help influence a plant's growth patterns either vegetatively or generatively. Vegetative steering allows the plant to focus on the growth of leaves and stem structure while steering generatively focuses on flowering and reproduction.