White root tips supply plants with oxygen, water and nutrients: healthy roots are fundamental for a healthy plant

E. Heuvelink, T. Kierkels

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The main, most important function of roots belonging to horticultural crops is the uptake of water and nutrients. Healthy roots are essential for a healthy plant. After all, if the uptake of water and nutrients is not functioning properly, then other aspects also leave a lot to be desired
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)44-45
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • horticulture
  • greenhouse horticulture
  • rhizoplane
  • root hairs
  • roots
  • water uptake
  • food intake
  • uptake
  • calcium
  • tomatoes
  • pythium
  • plant development

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