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Root-soil friction: quantification provides evidence for measurable benefits for manipulation of root-tip traits.
To penetrate soil, a root requires pressure both to expand the cavity it is to occupy, σn , and to overcome root-soil friction, σf . Difficulties in estimating these two pressures independently haveExpand
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Understanding soil organic matter
Although organic matter is important in soil, viticulturists usually don't spend a lot of time thinking about it. They are too busy managing their vines and crops, controlling pests and diseases,Expand
Climate change and soils
Keep Phytophthora out of your orchard
Winter weeds add organic matter to soil in orchards