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Author Fageria, N. K., 1942-

Title The role of plant roots in crop production / Nand Kumar Fageria
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (461 pages)
Contents Types of plant roots, their measurements, and associations with yield -- Uptake of nutrients by roots -- Absorption of water by roots -- Rhizosphere chemistry -- The rhizosphere chemistry of flooded rice -- Mycorrhizal associations in the rhizosphere -- Effects of mineral nutrition on root growth of crop plants -- Ecophysiology of major root crops -- Management strategies for maximizing root systems
Summary 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. Written for plant scientists, crop scientists, horticulturalists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Roots (Botany)
Root crops.
Crop yields.
root (plant material)
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
Crop yields
Root crops
Roots (Botany)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781439867389