Root growth and nitrate utilization of maize cultivars under field conditions

@article{Wiesler2004RootGA,
  title={Root growth and nitrate utilization of maize cultivars under field conditions},
  author={Franz Wiesler and Walter Johannes Horst},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={163},
  pages={267-277}
}
In a 2-year field study conducted on a high fertilized Gleyic Luvisol in Stuttgart-Hohenheim significant differences among 10 maize cultivars were observed in soil nitrate depletion. The different capability of the cultivars to utilize nitrate particularly from the subsoil was positively correlated with (a) shoot N uptake at maturity, and (b) root length density (Lv) in the subsoil layers at silking. “Critical root length densities” for nitrate uptake were estimated by (a) calculating uptake… CONTINUE READING
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