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The Distribution of Root Activity in Acid Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia)

  • S. Kurien (a1), A. M. Goswami (a1) and D. L. Deb (a2)


The functional distribution of root activity was determined by selective placement of 32P at fixed positions from the base of the plant in five- and six-year-old acid lime (Kagzi Kalan) on Kama Khatta rootstock. Maximum recovery of radioactivity was observed within a 40 cm radius of the plant base and at depths of 24 cm in 1988 and 16 cm in 1989. Most root activity (75–80%) was confined within a radius of 80 cm and a depth of 16–24 cm. Application of fertilizer within this zone is therefore recommended for maximum utilization by the crop.

Actividad de las raíces en la lima acida



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The Distribution of Root Activity in Acid Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia)

  • S. Kurien (a1), A. M. Goswami (a1) and D. L. Deb (a2)


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