rooting Articles

  • Sustainable development - historical roots of the concept

    This article gives an overview of the origin of the concept of sustainable development by going far back in history to trace its roots. It shows how the idea of sustainability evolved through the centuries as a counter to notions of progress. The historical context in the latter half of the 20th century is outlined, in which a paradigm shift in thinking about development caused sustainable ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Drought tolerance and rooting capacity of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars

    As freshwater resources for turfgrass irrigation become more limited, the development of drought-tolerant turf cultivars will be of great value to turf managers. The objective of the following research was to evaluate the field drought tolerance of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) cultivars and compare their drought tolerance to rooting capacity. Fifty bluegrass entries were established in ...

  • SRS Crisafulli`s Rugged Roots in Montana

    SRS Crisafulli's Rugged Roots in Montana SRS Crisafulli's employees are a mix of deep rooted Montanan families, returned children and transplants.  It seems those who find themselves here share common goals and ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Fine root distributions in oilseed and pulse crops

    Fine roots are of great importance in the uptake of water and nutrients from, and input of, carbon to the soil. This study determined the proportion of extra fine ( ...

  • Effect of Simulated Roots on the Permeability of Silty Soil

    A preliminary laboratory testing program was conducted to investigate the potential effect of vegetation on the hydraulic conductivity of soils used to construct levee structures. The testing program was conducted using a silty sand soil with a simulated root system. Testing apparatus included rigid-wall-double-ring permeameters and flexible-wall permeameters. The simulated roots were made using ...


    By ASTM International

  • Why Grasspave2 Uses Sand Based Root Zones

    Since 1982, Invisible Structures, Inc. has manufactured Grasspave2 porous paving system. Often, ISI sales staff is asked why sand is used in the Grasspave2 structure, instead of soils or organic additives mixed with the sand. Grasspave 2 utilizes a sand based root zone because it provides excellent drainage, resist compaction and provide strength where soil systems prove inadequate. Sand as a ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Response of native Southeastern U.S. Legumes to root-knot nematodes

    Identification of forage legumes well adapted to the southeastern United States is complicated by climatic, soil, and biotic factors. Among the pests that impact forage legume persistence are root-knot nematodes (RKNs) (Meloidogyne spp.). We hypothesized that legumes native to the region should have higher levels of resistance to RKN species that are common in this region due to long-term natural ...

  • A southern root-knot nematode resistance QTL linked to the T-Locus in soybean

    Southern root-knot nematode [RKI; Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and White) Chitwood] is an important soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] pest. When RKI resistance was introgressed from the highly resistant, gray pubescent breeding line G93-9009 into moderately resistant, tawny pubescent cultivars BoggsRR and BenningRR, higher than expected proportions of two advanced backcross populations had gray ...

  • Aboveground to root biomass ratios in pea and vetch after treatment with organic fertilizer

    Some growth parameters of pea (cv. Pleven 4) and vetch (cv. Obrazets 666) after treatment with organic fertilizer were studied in a field trial carried out at the Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven, Bulgaria. Humustim as organic fertilizer was applied through presowing treatment of seeds, treatment during vegetation and combination between both, at different doses. Ratios of aboveground weight to ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Relationship between root characteristics of peanut in hydroponics and pot studies

    A large root system can be an important character for drought tolerance. Measuring root characteristics in soil medium is tedious, time consuming, and labor intensive. The objective of this study was to determine the association between root characteristics of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) grown in hydroponics and in pot experiments. Twelve peanut genotypes were planted in a randomized complete ...

  • Influence of root exudates of watermelon on fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. Niveum

    Watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. lanatus] production in the same field without rotation of crops leads to disease buildup and poor yields. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the influences of root exudates produced by watermelon cultivars susceptible or resistant to the pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON). At low concentrations of root exudates ...

  • Species traits and shoot-root biomass allocation in 20 dry-grassland species

    Abstract Aims: A plant has a limited amount of resources at any time and it allocates them to different structures. In spite of the large number of previous studies on allocation patterns within single species, knowledge of general patterns in species allocation is still very limited. This is because each study was done in different conditions using different methodology, ...


    By Jansen Poultry Equipment

  • Root penetration through sealing layers at mine deposit sites

    To prevent acid mine drainage arising from oxygen and water penetration of sulphide-rich mine tailings, the tailings are covered with layers of dry sealing material. Plant roots have a great ability to penetrate dense materials, and if the roots are able to penetrate the sealing layer of a tailings deposit, its oxygen-shielding properties could be reduced. The objective of this study was to ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Root-lesion Nematodes reduce yield of intolerant wheat and barley

    Root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus neglectus and P. thornei) are widely distributed and substantially reduce grain yields in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)-producing regions of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). The objective of this research was to determine if wheat and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars differ in tolerance to these nematode species. Field experiments were conducted by comparing ...

  • Getting Down to the Roots: Why Soil Matters for Climate Stabilization (and More)

    Following 2015’s designation as the International Year of Soils by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, soil carbon sequestration is experiencing something of a renaissance among policy and scientific circles. Farmers are also getting involved, most recently through the Climate Leaders program of the National ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • The effect of cuo nps on ros and the cell cycle gene expression in roots of rice

    To evaluate the effect of CuO NPs on root growth, root ROS production and the expression of two genes (OsCDC2 and OsCYCD) associated with root growth of Oryza sativa (rice), the rice roots were treated with 5 mg/L CuO NPs suspension, 5 mg/L CuO BPs suspension, 0.27 mg/LCuSO4.5H2Osolution and distilled water respectively. Results indicated that CuO NPs and Cu2+ severely inhibited the elongation ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Combined effects of bisphenol A and cadmium on growth and nitrate assimilation of soybean seedling roots

    Bisphenol A (BPA) and cadmium (Cd) pollution exist simultaneously in many regions. However, little information is available regarding the combined effects of BPA and Cd pollution on plants. Plant roots are in direct contact with the soil, which is an important compartment of BPA and Cd. Here, the effects of combined BPA and Cd pollution on soybean seedling roots were evaluated in pot ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effects of bisphenol A on growth and nitrogen nutrition of roots of soybean seedlings

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is an environmental endocrine disruptor that seriously threatens ecological systems. Plants are the primary producers in ecological systems, but little information is available concerning the toxic effect of BPA on plants. In the present study, the effects of BPA on the growth and nitrogen nutrition of roots of soybean seedlings were investigated by using a root automatic scan ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Enhanced cadmium accumulation in maize roots—the impact of organic acids

    Abstract     Low molecular weight organic acids are important components of root exudates and therefore, knowledge regarding the mechanisms of cadmium (Cd) uptake and distribution within plants under the influence of organic acids, is necessary for a better ...


    By Springer

  • Soil moisture dynamics modeling considering multi-layer root zone

    The moisture uptake by plant from soil is a key process for plant growth and movement of water in the soil–plant system. A non-linear root water uptake (RWU) model was developed for a multi-layer crop root zone. The model comprised two parts: (1) model formulation and (2) moisture flow prediction. The developed model was tested for its efficiency in predicting moisture depletion in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

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