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Deep roots help crops to survive - but not necessarily to thrive

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Rasmussen, Camilla Ruø (2019) Deep roots help crops to survive - but not necessarily to thrive. .

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Online at: https://projects.au.dk/deepfrontier/news/show/artikel/deep-roots-help-crops-to-survive-but-not-necessarily-to-thrive/

Summary

When a drought hits, there is often still water in the deeper soil. If crops have deep roots, they can access this water. Chicory is such a crop, and it takes up substantial amounts of water from the deep soil; however not enough to escape a drought.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Deep Roots, Drought, Chicory
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Root crops
Research affiliation: Denmark > Private funders/foundations > Deep Frontier
Deposited By: Krabbe, Kasper
ID Code:38442
Deposited On:06 Oct 2020 14:00
Last Modified:06 Oct 2020 14:00
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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