This method allows the screening of hundreds of maize seedlings for root system architectural traits.

Screening of root traits in seedlings may help predict the architecture of adult plants. A new method has been developed by Bob Snyder for the evaluation of such traits in young maize plants. Download the PDF at the bottom of the page for a complete guide.

Root Box Bank

7 day old maize seedling

Maize Root Box Instructions

PDF document, 8.4 MB