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    Author(s): Diane L. Haase
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Riley, L. E.; Haase, D. L.; Pinto, J. R., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2010. Proc. RMRS-P-65. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 80-82.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Roots are critical to seedling performance after outplanting. Although root quality is not as quick and simple to measure as shoot quality, target root characteristics should be included in any seedling quality assessment program. This paper provides a brief review of root characteristics most commonly targeted for operational seedling production. These are: root mass (with special attention to shoot:root), root fibrosity, root length, root form, and root growth potential.

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    Haase, Diane L. 2011. Seedling root targets. In: Riley, L. E.; Haase, D. L.; Pinto, J. R., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2010. Proc. RMRS-P-65. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 80-82.

    Keywords

    root mass, root-to-shoot ratio, root fibrosity, root growth potential

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