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TOPIC: sizes of roots

sizes of roots 9 years 2 months ago #318

i was wondering if anyone knows why root sizes can vary so much?, for example ive dug a few roots from four prongers that were substantially smaller than most three prongers i find, my biggest roots are from three prongers.

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Re:sizes of roots 9 years 2 months ago #322

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Lust a guess, but like in most plants, it's the soil.

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Re:sizes of roots 9 years 2 months ago #324

that makes sense

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Re:sizes of roots 9 years 2 months ago #329

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Soil and weather have a lot to do with it. I have found 2 prongers nearly knee high that had big roots. I have seen it come up as a 4 prong one year and a 2 the next. Some years when its bad dry weather it will be shorter and often have a yellow edge to the leaves.

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Re:sizes of roots 9 years 1 month ago #337

Tooler,,,I went out before the Vikes game and found a small 3 pronger at one of our spots,,,the root was growing in a real sandy spot, and turned out to be a very nice root. Soil seems to make a big difference at times? Did you get out today? Go Vikes and Matt Kenseth!!

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Re:sizes of roots 9 years 1 month ago #339

yeah i just got home, went out for an hour at the dump site spot and caught 5 three prongers and let 4 or 5 two prongers go. nothin huge but decent. what spot did you hit?

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Re:sizes of roots 9 years 1 month ago #343

Went up behind the oofice again,,,,running out of spots!

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Re:sizes of roots 9 years 1 month ago #346

Tooler,,,,I'm gonna go to Owatonna to a spot,,,,might be a waste of gas,,,but gotta check it out. The fever still persist!!

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