ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 67 Number 4
Effect of pore-size on penetration by sugarcane roots
Sugarcane cultivars Co 1148 and CoJ 64 were grown in sand on sieves having average opening of 1000, 500 and 250 ?m. Pore-size of sieves markedly influenced the penetration by sugarcane roots. Only 2.35 and 3.3% roots of Co 1148 and CoJ 64, respectively, could pass through 250 ?m openings.
Keywords: Keywords: Pore-size; Sugarcane; Root diameter