Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 10 No. 1  1998 June p.  92-95

Techniques for sampling oil palm roots : I. Motorised root sampler

Author(s): MOHD HANIFF Harun*

Root study is an important aspect of research for understanding how plants interact with the environment. However, sampling of roots is an arduous task. A technique using a motorised hammer and a STIBOKA soil column cylinder was found to greatly enhance the sampling of oil palm roots in mineral soil. It enables a team of three workers to rapidly sample roots from a palm in a day.

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* Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia, P.O. Box 10620, 50720 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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