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Digging deeper for agricultural resources, the value of deep rooting

Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian; Halberg, Niels; Nicolaisen, Mette; Olesen, Jørgen E.; Crews, Tim; Hinsinger, Philippe; Kirkegaard, John A. and Dresbøll, Dorte Bodin (2020) Digging deeper for agricultural resources, the value of deep rooting. Trends in Plant Science, 25 (4), pp. 406-417.

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Summary

In the quest for sustainable intensification of crop production, we discuss the option of extending the root depth of crops to increase the volume of soil exploited by their root systems. We discuss the evidence that deeper rooting can be obtained by appropriate choice of crop species, by plant breeding, or crop management and its potential contributions to production and sustainable development goals. Many studies highlight the potentials of deeper rooting, but we evaluate its contributions to sustainable intensification of crop production, the causes of the limited research into deep rooting of crops, and the research priorities to fill the knowledge gaps.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Agrovoc keywords:
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deep roots
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perennials
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resource uptake
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Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Farming Systems
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Denmark > Private funders/foundations > Deep Frontier
DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2019.12.007
Deposited By: Dresbøll, Dorte Bodin
ID Code:38823
Deposited On:20 Jan 2021 11:59
Last Modified:20 Jan 2021 11:59
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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