CEREALS HAVE GREATER ROOT AND SHOOT BIOMASS AND LESS ROOT: SHOOT RATIO THAN FORAGE LEGUMESJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.8, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
Authors : Hayati Akman;
Page : 177-182
Keywords : Root and shoot; Field crops; Tap and fibrous root system;
This study aimed to determine root and shoot traits in cool-season forage legumes with tap root (pea and Hungarian vetch) and cool-season cereals with fibrous root (wheat, barley, triticale, oat and rye) at 200 cm long tubes under field weather condition. In the study, it was found that there are statistically significant differences between field crops with regard to root length, root biomass, root biomass distribution, plant height, shoot biomass, root: shoot ratio and root: total biomass ratio. The maximum root length reached up to 136.7 cm at triticale and the lowest root biomass distribution at the top soil was observed at Hungarian vetch. As a result, cereals with fibrous root had higher root and shoot biomass and lower root: shoot ratio than forage legume with tap root.
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