A Technique for Making Thin Sections of Soil with Roots in Place1
- Z. F. Lund and
- H. O. Beals
A short dehydration series was combined with a plasti-embedding technique to study cotton roots in place. This was an effort to see if there was much particle orientation at the root surface-soil interface. A limited number of sections failed to show much orientation but did show a packing effect. The use of colored plastic was investigated. It greatly facilitates thin section work as it makes identification of pore space much easier.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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