Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 10 No. 2  1998 Dec p.  57-60

Techniques for sampling oil palm roots : II. Root auger for peat soils

Author(s): MOHD. HANIFF, H*

Root study in peat is important for understanding the oil palm performance under this limiting soil condition Difficulties arise when studying roots in peat due to its structureless properties. A suitable auger was designed to ease root sampling in peat. The auger enables the extraction of a peat core sample of 10cm diameter by one metre length. Compression of the peat core sample was reduced and root excisions were satisfactory.

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

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