Spatial distribution of roots of pearl millet on sandy soils of Niger

@article{Brck2004SpatialDO,
  title={Spatial distribution of roots of pearl millet on sandy soils of Niger},
  author={Holger Br{\"u}ck and Brianna Piro and Burkhard Sattelmacher and William A. Payne},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={256},
  pages={149-159}
}
Root sampling in crop stands of low planting density requires reliable information on horizontal distribution of roots. This applies particularly to pearl millet in the Sahel, which is sown at a rate of less than two pockets of seed per m2. The objective of this study was to investigate the spatial variability of root length density (RLD) among sampling positions in an improved management system with ridging and under traditional sowing. RLD between ridges (bR) was lower compared to sampling… 

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