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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, M. F. (Merritt Finley), 1875-1965eng
dc.contributor.authorWoodard, Johneng
dc.date.issued1914eng
dc.date.submitted1914eng
dc.description"Approved, M.F. Miller." (Signature not clear.)eng
dc.descriptionTypescript.eng
dc.description.abstractAfter summarizing previous experiments pertaining to soil texture, water supply, and nutrient supply on various plants, specifically grains, he details his own experiments on these effects on the root development of maize. The best growth of plant tops was obtained in silt loam with optimum water content; the next best in silt loam with maximum water. Minimum water during both periods produced the greatest absolute weight of roots in loess and the greatest relative weight in silt loam. Maximum water during both periods produced the least absolute weight of roots in loess and the least relative weight in silt loam. It can be said in general by way of conclusion that low water content seems to divert the plant's energies from top growth to root formation. The production of tops and main roots appears to vary directly and the formation of fine branch roots inversely with the water content of soil. An optimum water content seems to favor a relatively high production of main roots, branch roots, and tops.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extent49 leaves : illustratedeng
dc.identifier.merlinb24975874eng
dc.identifier.oclc26996097eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/16200
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/16200eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missourieng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2012.eng
dc.subject.lcshCorn -- Roots -- Growtheng
dc.subject.lcshCorn -- Nutritioneng
dc.subject.lcshCorn -- Water requirementseng
dc.titleThe effect of soil texture, water supply, and nutrient supply upon the root development of maizeeng
dc.title.alternativeEffect of soil texture on root developmenteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSoils (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missourieng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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