A comparison of rooting environments in containers of different sizes

  title={A comparison of rooting environments in containers of different sizes},
  author={John N. Townend and Arthur L. Dickinson},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Experiments on plants are often carried out in growth chambers or greenhouses which necessitate the use of an artificial rooting environment, though this is seldom characterized in detail. Measurements were made to compare the rooting environment in large boxes (0.25 m3) with that in small pots (0.19, 0.55 and 1.90 dm3) in naturally lit chambers. Diurnal temperature fluctuations of 14.6, 11.6 and 7.7°C occurred in the post compared with only 1.9°C in the boxes. Soil drying to a matric potential… CONTINUE READING


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