Crop biomass and root morphology in maize/soybean strip intercropping system in karst region
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- karst soil, maize/soybean, nutrient use, root morphology, strip intercropping system
It is still unclear that whether intercropping system (IS) could improve the crop biomass and yield in karst soil. A field experiment was conducted to analyze the effects of IS on maize/soybean biomass, root morphology and yield. The results showed that the maize aboveground biomass, root biomass, and yield in IS were significantly higher than those of maize sole cropping (MS). Similarly, the maize root length, root volume weight, and root actively in IS were significantly higher than these of MS. These data implied that IS has obvious advantage of crop biomass and yield in karst region, which was mainly due to the differences of root morphology and root activity.
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TY - CONF AU - Hao Zhang AU - Fuping Zeng AU - Qiujin Tan AU - Guanghua Xu PY - 2015/07 DA - 2015/07 TI - Crop biomass and root morphology in maize/soybean strip intercropping system in karst region BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 539 EP - 543 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.101 DO - 10.2991/icaees-15.2015.101 ID - Zhang2015/07 ER -