Minirhizotron techniques

Boris Rewald, Jhonathan E. Ephrath

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32 Scopus citations

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Roots
Subtitle of host publicationThe Hidden Half, Fourth Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages735-750
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781439846490
ISBN (Print)9781439846483
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering

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