The root system and N uptake of a safflower crop (Carthamus tinctorius L.)

Abdurahman, M D and Seeling, B and Rego, T J and Reddy, B B (1999) The root system and N uptake of a safflower crop (Carthamus tinctorius L.). Crop Research (Hisar) , 17 (1). pp. 22-27. ISSN 0970-4884

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Field experiment was conducted to study the root system and nitrogen (N) uptake of safflower crop, using three levels of N (0, 40 and 80 kg N ha'1). N application has increased root dry matter and length. When there was shortage of rainfall, the crop roots extended in the deeper layers of the soil. Root and shoot N content also increased with the application of N. In the early stages of growth, it was found that most of the N in the plant was present in the leaves and stems but as the plant matured this N would shift towards the seeds but around 6-10% of the N in the plant would also be present in the roots.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carthamus tinctorius, N uptake, Root dry matter, Root length, Root N, Safflower, Shoot N
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Others > Oilseeds
Others > Fertilizer Applications
Depositing User: Ms. Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 06:31
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