Special techniques are required to investigate root systems since they are hidden in the soil. Traditionally, destructive techniques like coring, trenching, and excavating have been used to access roots in situ. More recently, nondestructive techniques including rhizotrons and minirhizotrons (MRs) were developed in order to allow direct and repeated observations of the roots within the rhizosphere.
|Title of host publication||Plant Roots|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Hidden Half, Fourth Edition|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
- Engineering (all)