A comparison of fine root distribution and water consumption of mature Caragana korshinkii Kom grown in two soils in a semiarid region, China

@article{Cheng2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of fine root distribution and water consumption of mature Caragana korshinkii Kom grown in two soils in a semiarid region, China},
  author={Xiangrong Cheng and Mingbin Huang and Mingan Shao and David Warrington},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2008},
  volume={315},
  pages={149-161}
}
Water is a key limiting factor for vegetation restoration in the semi-arid areas of China. Caragana korshinkii Kom is a shrub that is widely planted in this region to control soil erosion and land desertification. The objective of this study was to investigate the fine root distribution of mature C. korshinkii and its water consumption, when grown in either silt loam or sandy soils, in order to understand differences between the water cycles of two such soils found in the transition zone… CONTINUE READING