Dry seed-bed in wheat crop© Tim Scrivener
Good rooting is critical for high yields in wheat and oilseed rape crops and research suggests today’s crops may be failing to extract sufficient water in drier periods. Roots have long been neglected with little research in recent years, because of the difficulty in studying them in fields. However, a renewed interest in soil health has seen more focus on rooting. See also: Wet weather raises rooting worries for winter cereals A key measure of rooting is the root length density […]