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taproot

a primary ROOT structure in which one main root forms the major part of the underground system. Taproots are often swollen, serving as storage organs of perennation. Many vegetable crops, such as carrot, swede, sugar beet, have taproots.
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It does have a deep tap root, and hence it offers greater tolerance to dry conditions than grass and clover for example.
He highlighted that owing to its long tap root, Mokala remained green for the best part of the year thus providing valuable fodder almost year round.
Supported with funding from the Gates Family Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Foundation, these four food hubs--Arkansas Valley Organic Growers, High Plains Food Co-op, Southwest Farm Fresh Co-op and (San Luis) Valley Roots Food Hub, along with distribution partner Peak to Plains Alliance--formed the Tap Root Cooperative.
Try sowing a couple of seeds per module in cell trays, but plant them out before they start to make a tap root.
In parallel to this program, the company has also cross-bred Russian dandelion and European common dandelion plants, resulting in new breeding material with heavily increased vigor and tap root size.
Certain propagation techniques like air layering rooting cutting and stooling are tried in fruit plants to increase their productivity but these techniques are still not commercially viable due to varying rate of success absence of tap root system and cumbersome process.
- In the toolkit, check on Custom Recovery and tap Root. Wait for it to finish and follow the steps asked.
The French dig up the deep tap root and force white shoots during the winter for a salad called Barbe de Capuchin or "Beard of the Monk." The root has been roasted and ground as a coffee substitute since the Napoleonic Era in France, although it contains no caffeine.
Why do the leaves feel cold?' 'Mike, Mom says that it is because the tap root goes deep in the ground and brings up cold water to the leaves.'" A wonderfully educational picturebook, highly recommended.
Finding & Harvesting: Common weed in meadows and fields with very large leaves and a long tap root
RL was determined by direct measurement of flesh tap roots; LRN was determined by direct count of roots before drying; TRDW was determined by direct measurement after drying for 48 h at 90[degrees]C; W/L was determined by dividing the TRDW (mg) by the tap root length (cm); SDW was determined by direct measurement after drying; and shoot dry weight reduction (SDWR) was determined by calculation of the difference in flesh shoot weight (data not shown) and SDW.
First, thanks to runoff over the course of hundreds of thousands of years, hillsides offer shallow soils often starkly low in nutrients for plants, meaning that a vines tap root must drive down deep, sometimes all the way to bedrock, to find its sustenance.