by Nand Kumar Fageria
CRC Press, 2012, 467 Pages
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The Role of Plant Roots in Crop Production presents the state of knowledge on environmental factors in root growth and development and their effect on the improvement of the yield of annual crops. This book addresses the role of roots in crop production and includes references to numerous annual crops. In addition, it brings together the issues and the state-of-the-art technologies that affect root growth, with comprehensive reviews to facilitate efficient, sustainable, economical, and environmentally responsible crop production.
The Role of Plant Roots in Crop Production:
Addresses root architecture and development dynamics to help users improve crop productivity
Emphasizes crop production, plant nutrition, and soil chemistry relative to root growth and functions
Covers root morphology, root functions, nutrient and water uptake by roots, root-soil interactions, root-environment interactions, root-microbe interactions, physiology of root crops, and management practices to improve root growth
Supports content with experimental results, and additional data is presented with pictures
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