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  1. Vol. 53 No. 1, p. 15-17
     
    Published: Jan, 1961


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doi:10.2134/agronj1961.00021962005300010005x

Root Development of Potatoes1

  1. H. C. De Roo and
  2. P. E. Waggoner2

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Root penetration of potatoes was inhibited at plow depth by the hardpan which was induced by normal tillage. A complete shattering of this pan favored a deep and well-developed root system. In fine sandy loam, compaction by traffic in the spray-wheel furrow also restricted horizontal root development.

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