.entry-header Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, email@example.com Attendees at the recent Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day in Uvalde. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Paul Schattenberg) UVALDE – More than 70 agricultural producers, gardeners and others attended the recent Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day at the Texas A&M… Read More →
UVALDE – A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field conditions.
Soil cores were collected immediately after scanning and the core samples containing roots were stored in a freezer until processing. The roots were then cleaned and scanned on a flatbed scanner where root diameter was analyzed. After scanning, roots were oven-dried until constant mass and root dry mass was recorded.