Measuring root systems in forage legumes: a comparison of two systems

Rosemary Collins, Matthew Lowe, Athole Marshall, Roger Boyle, Michael Humphreys

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This study compares two systems of measuring root amount and distribution in 11 forage legume populations: machine scanning and manual measurement. The methods produced similar results, and advantages and disadvantages of both are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe multiple roles of grassland in European bioeconomy
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 26th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation
EditorsM. Höglind, A. K. Bakken, K. A. Hovstad, E. Kallioniemi, H. Riley, H. Steinshamnm, L. Østrem
PublisherNorwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
ISBN (Print)9788217016779
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • forage legumes
  • phenomics
  • roots


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