Like you and I, wind, the air around you plays a significant role in your life. Plants are just like us, needing the wind to help them open, dry them, make them more robust, and help them reproduce. So with the right amount of current has a massive impact on a plant’s growth. With the right amount of wind and speed, it is beneficial to crops when the wind mixes the air enabling the plants to reach and absorb more CO2 from the air around them. The wind can prevent the produce (plants) from collecting an excess amount of dew created by moisture in the air at night.
Five Beneficial Impacts of Wind For Plants
- When the wind and turbulence increase in the atmosphere, this increases the plant’s carbon dioxide, which gives the plant better results in its photosynthesis rates.
- Wind also alters the plant’s hormone balance.
- For barely and rice wind will increase ethylene production.
- Plants have gibberellic acid in their roots wind will decrease that and shoots in rice.
- The nitrogen concentration, which is in the barely and rice plants, will increase when the wind’s current increases.
Wind Has A Huge Impact On Plants
Wind will increase transpiration and cuticular transpiration than the stomatal (how the plant breathes) transpiration. The hot wind will help dry the plants, replacing the humid air with dry air in the most intercellular spaces.
Beyond a certain amount of wind speed, the amount of photosynthesis now becomes constant. Wind also has a mechanical impact on plants. Means plants and trees with shallow roots will become rooted by strong winds when it becomes cold outside which can cause chilling injuries for the plants.
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So Does Wind Make A Plant Stronger?
Yes, wind makes the plants stronger by hardening and stimulating the plant’s stem to facilitate cooling the development of the plant’s leaves.
When the wind pushes the plant, it then releases a hormone called auxin. Most of the hardy plant’s in the world become pollinated by the wind.
It makes it more robust when pollen transfers from one plant’s stamen to another plant’s stigma; this becomes cross-pollination, producing more vigorous plants.
Some plants are considered wind-resistant, and the ones that are small and a bit narrow have small leaves.
Needing Your Plants To Grow Faster
Stick a fan near your plant, turn it on low, and let the air circulate about 20%; this will increase your little plant’s growth by 100%. If you have a large grow room, add a Co2 generator also, this will also kick plant volume. Also, keep the humidity at 60% and air movement, so your precious plants have some leaf movement.
Ensure you rotate your plant because if the wind flows change, it could cause the little wholes called the stoma to close. The plants also need the stoma to open for gas exchange. So if your little plant starts to feel dry and the wind is increasing the evaporation.
Just remember the stoma will then close, and this will decrease the little plant’s photosynthesis.