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Matthew McCoul
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I'm looking for grains with the shallowest roots.

I'm looking for things with a depth of less than 2 feet, but a little more can work. Does anyone have a list of root depths? I'm in heavy clay.
 
John Polk
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I highly recommend Root Development of Field Crops by John E. Weaver.

The book gives valuable information on the size/structure of the root systems of most cereal crops.

EDITED to add: Free PDF download
 
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