Root Systems of Four Desert Grassland Species on Grazed and Protected Sites
CitationBlydenstein, J. (1966). Root systems of four desert grassland species on grazed and protected sites. Journal of Range Management, 19(2), 93-95.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractRoot systems of species of Aristida, Bouteloua and Trichachne were restricted to the upper 7 inches of soil, with depth penetration of roots influenced by characteristics of the soil. Grazing affected root development by reducing the amount of branching of first-order roots and, in 2 species of Bouteloua, by decreasing total root density. Root diameter was not affected.