Root distributions in a Grevillea robusta-maize agroforestry system in semi-arid Kenya

@article{Smith2004RootDI,
  title={Root distributions in a Grevillea robusta-maize agroforestry system in semi-arid Kenya},
  author={Deirdre M. Smith and Nicky Ali Jackson and John Michael Roberts and Chin Peng Kelvin Ong},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={211},
  pages={191-205}
}
Limited knowledge of root distributions in agroforestry systems has resulted in assumptions that various tree species are more suited to agroforestry than others, because they are presumed to have few superficial lateral roots. This assumption was tested for Grevillea robusta when grown with maize (Zea mays) in an agroforestry system in a semi-arid region of Kenya. At a site with a shallow soil, root lengths of both species between the soil surface and bedrock were quantified by soil coring, at… CONTINUE READING
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