Root activity of young Acacia mangium Willd trees: influence of stand density and pruning as studied by 32P soil injection technique

@article{Kunhamu2009RootAO,
  title={Root activity of young Acacia mangium Willd trees: influence of stand density and pruning as studied by 32P soil injection technique},
  author={T. K. Kunhamu and Birunda Mohan Kumar and Syam Viswanath and Periyasamy Sureshkumar},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2009},
  volume={78},
  pages={27-38}
}
Initial spacing and pruning are silvicultural strategies that influence the resource acquisition capabilities of trees. A field study was conducted in the humid tropics of peninsular India to test the assumptions that: (1) high stand density of Acacia mangium induces greater root uptake capacity close to the stem and from the subsoil; and (2) crown pruning stimulates greater root uptake capacity at proximal points. Root activity pattern of two-year-old A. mangium was evaluated as a function of… CONTINUE READING
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