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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Root Development of Wheat, Oats, and Barley Under Conditions of Soil Moisture Stress1


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  1. Vol. 57 No. 6, p. 603-607
    Received: Apr 28, 1965

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  1. Muhammad H. Salim,
  2. Glenn W. Todd and
  3. A. M. Schlehuber2



Extent of root growth of cereal plants was highly correlated with the soil moisture level. With oats, wheat, or barley, little penetration of soils at or below the permanent wilting point occurred, but penetration by side-oats grama and sand lovegrass under the same conditions was fairly extensive. Leaf growth continued after root extension ceased on the most drought-susceptible oat and wheat varieties.

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