Root growth and distribution of gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) under field conditions in the Andean soil

  • Gabriel Roveda National University of Colombia
  • Liz Patricia Moreno Fonseca UnNacional de Colombia. Facultad de Agronomía, Bogotá
Keywords: root model, Physalis peruviana, Glomus mosse.


A field technology with the computer model called “RACINE” was used to estimate root-length density (RLD) and the root exploration from root count on soil profiles. The results indicated a drastic reduction on root development due to restrictions as low phosphorous and decreasing organic matter. However, Glomus mosse can promote the root system, on RLD and root front.

Author Biography

Gabriel Roveda, National University of Colombia
Edificio 500, Oficina 212 Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, D.C.
1B Reconstructing and observing plant structure