Great Public Domain Book Available Online

There is a wonderful reference in the public domain regarding plant roots. Written in 1927, this book illustrates the root growth of many vegetables in a variety of conditions.  sustainablefarmer.com has made this book available online at http://www.sustainablefarmer.com/pdflibrary/library-rootdevelopment.pdf.  While the book focuses on the locale of Lincoln, NE and Norman, OK – it’s information is notworthy for any gardener.

Topics include:

  • Modifying the root environment
  • Adaptation of roots to environment
  • Root adaptation and crop production
  • Interrelations of plant, soil, and climate
  • Activities of roots in subsoil
  • Number and size of plants
  • Tillage
  • etc.

Read more at http://gardenhacker.com/hidden-world-of-plant-roots/

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