Crops with deeper roots capture more carbon, fight drought:study

Aug 5, 2011 Full story: Reuters

Creating crops with deeper roots could soak up much more carbon dioxide from the air, help mankind fight global warming and lead to more drought-tolerant varieties, a British scientist says in a study.

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Orangeville, Canada

#1 Aug 6, 2011
I agree that deeper roots cause faster growth of woody material and resistance to drought. Just look at Kudzu! You don't need a PhD to figure that out.. just common sense.

However, in agricultural crops, taking more energy to grow deeper roots will reduce the energy to produce nutrients and calories. The eventual product of this 'progression' would be .. kudzu.

Lots of luck making something useful out of that plant..

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