Understanding roots : discover how to make your garden flourish / Robert Kourik
Book | 2015
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (QK 644 K6.9 2015)

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ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch.1 Grassland, Prairie & Desert Roots
Ch.2 Vegetable Roots
Ch.3 Fruit & Nut Tree Roots
Ch.4 Ornamental & Native Tree Roots
Ch.5 Humus
Ch.6 Beneficial Root Biota
Ch.7 Dynamic Accumulators
Ch.8 Deep Roots & Nutrients
Ch.9 Nitrogen-Fixing Roots
Ch.10 Other Roots That Improve Soils
Ch.11 A Favorable Fungus
Ch.12 Transplanting Roots
Ch.13 Mulching Tree Roots
Ch.14 Roots & Grey Water
Appendix 1: Root Depth & Width
Appendix 2: Allelopathy
Appendix 3: Phytoremediation
Understanding Roots contains over 115 enchanting and revealing root drawings that most people have never seen, from prairies, grasslands, and deserts, as well as drawings based on excavations of vegetable, fruit, nut, and ornamental tree roots. Every root system presented in this book was drawn by people literally working in the trenches, sketching the roots where they grew. The text provides a very detailed review of all aspects of transplanting; describes how roots work their magic to improve soil nutrients; investigates the hidden life of soil microbes and their mysterious relationship to roots; explores the question of whether deep roots really gather more unique nutrients than shallow roots; shares the latest research about the mysteries of mycorrhizal (good fungal) association; shows you exactly where to put your fertilizer, compost, water, and mulch to help plants flourish; tells you why gray water increases crop yields more than fresh water; and, most importantly, reveals the science behind all the above (with citations for each scientific paper).
21.00 HORT (10-001-1)
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