A simple technique to determine axial root growth force

  title={A simple technique to determine axial root growth force},
  author={Girish Aggarwal and S. S. Prihar},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The axial root-growth force developed by gram (Cicer arietinum) and maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings was measured with an A.C. operated direct reading top-pan balance. A radicle was passed through a hole in the bottom of a can and allowed to protrude about 1–2 mm and anchored on the inside of can with dental plaster of paris. Can was filled with soil, moistened and held firmly in a stand. The root tip was guided to a hole in the gypsum block placed on the pan. As the root grew vertically down, it… CONTINUE READING

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