VEGETOS: An International Journal of Plant ResearchOnline ISSN: 2229-4473
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Research Article, Vegetos Vol: 30 Issue: 3

Roots Density and Activity of Pomegranate Grown in Light Textured Soil of Semi-Arid Region

Marathe RA1*, Chaudhary DT2 and Shinde YR2

1ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur 440 010, Maharashtra, India

2National Research Centre on Pomegranate, Kegaon, Solapur 413 255, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author : Marathe RA
ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur 440 010, Maharashtra, India
Tel: 0712 250 0813
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: June 06, 2017 Accepted: June 23, 2017 Published: June 28, 2017

Citation: Marathe RA, Chaudhary DT, Shinde YR (2017) Roots Density and Activity of Pomegranate Grown in Light Textured Soil of Semi-Arid Region. Vegetos 30:3. doi: 10.5958/2229-4473.2017.00154.9

Abstract

Root distribution pattern forms the crux for optimum utilization irrigation, fertilizers and other inputs. Therefore, root distribution in terms of root mass and root activity (i.e. root length) in pomegranate cv. Bhagwa was studies in light textured, shallow soil types on four year old trees of pomegranate. Roots were collected from six radial distances (0-30, 30-45, 45-60, 60-75, 75-90 and 90 cm and above) and seven depths (0-15, 15-30, 30-45, 45-60, 60-75, 75-90 and above 90 cm). The results revealed that total dry mass of feeder roots (diameter up to 5 mm) was 992.7 g plant-1 while cumulative root length (activity) was 2332.4 m plant. On weight basis, contribution of small roots (2 < to < 5 mm) in total weight was the highest whereas, on the basis of root length, contribution of very fine roots (< 0.5 mm ) was exceptionally high compared to other categories of the roots. Root growth or root activity of pomegranate plants was observed in 0-60 cm radial distance and 0-45 cm vertical distance. Therefore fertilizers and water may be applied in this zone for better utilization of inputs by the tree roots..

Keywords: Pomegranate; Root mass; Root activity; Radial spread; Vertical spread

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