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J.-L. Arsenault, S. Poulcur, C. Messier, and R. Guay

114 WORKSHOP 18 Advanced Root and Rhizosphere Analysis Systems

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David H. Suchoff, Christopher C. Gunter, and Frank J. Louws

The efficacy of herbaceous grafts relies on the replacement of a scion root system with that of a rootstock with known disease resistance. The use of disease-resistant rootstocks in grafted tomato production has proven efficacious in managing

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Taryn L. Bauerle, William L. Bauerle, Marc Goebel, and David M. Barnard

moisture for root uptake a challenge ( Daniels et al., 2012 ). Given that water uptake by plant roots is the primary driver of soil moisture depletion in irrigated crop production systems ( Clothier and Green, 1994 ), surprisingly few studies report how

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Michael A. Arnold

122 WORKSHOP 16 Quality and Management of Tree Root Systems: Current Status and Future Directions

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Karen Mitchell, Elizabeth French, Janna Beckerman, Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi, Jeff Volenec, and Kevin Gibson

. However, the root systems in the split-pattern rhizoboxes were cut down the center with a straight blade before the roots were removed. Roots were gently washed in DI water and dried at 60 °C to a constant weight. Root images were analyzed using ImageJ 1

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Matthew B. Bertucci, David H. Suchoff, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Christopher C. Gunter, Jonathan R. Schultheis, and Frank J. Louws

). Research has focused on cucurbit rootstock root system physiology to help explain this improved tolerance; however, research has only been conducted with figleaf gourd ( Cucurbita ficifolia ) and is limited to suboptimal soil temperatures ( Lee et al., 2005

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Catherine A. Neal

efficient use of land and labor, more control of the growing environment, and extended planting and harvesting seasons. Plants are easier to handle and ship, more attractive at retail outlets, and easy to transplant. The entire root system is transplanted

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Junyang Song

Lilies ( Lilium sp.), a world-famous flowering plant belonging to the Liliaceae Lilium , have a very high ornamental value and occupy an important position in the international flower industry ( Suh et al., 2013 ). The root system serves as a

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Arthur Villordon, Don LaBonte, and Julio Solis

spatial configuration of the root system, i.e., the explicit geometric deployment of root axes ( Lynch, 1995 ). In sweetpotatoes, the initial AR growth and development after planting are intimately associated with eventual SR yield ( Togari, 1950

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Shengrui Yao, Ian A. Merwin, and Michael G. Brown

., 1993 ). Minirhizotron root study also has serious limitations; it involves primarily fine roots and samples a very small portion of the total root system, which increases sample variance and limits statistical differentiation among treatments