The effect of environmental factors on the development of pine root systems

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It is well known that two of the principal soil physical factors that affect root growth are its mechanical strength and temperature. Soil compaction, which results in mechanical impedance that might restrict root growth, arises from mainly externally applied forces such as trampling by animals or farm and tillage equipment and even a small increase in compaction can result in large decrease in root growth and major changes in root morphology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319705484
ISBN (Print)9783319705477
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology & Innovation
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8714


  • pinus peuce
  • pinus sylvestris
  • latweral growth
  • roots
  • soil compaction
  • temperature
  • axial growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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