CitationHarris, G. A. (1977). Root phenology as a factor of competition among grass seedlings. Journal of Range Management, 30(3), 172-177.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractRoots of plants express phenology significant to competitive relationships, as do aerial parts. The following developmental stages of root phenology are proposed: (1) germination, (2) initial root growth, (3) rapid extension of root-soil contact, (4) dormancy, and (5) death. Examples of root phenological development in seedlings of three grass species are given to demonstrate effects on competition.