Root Sucker Plants

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Root Sucker Plants

 

perennial plants that have adventitious buds on the central and side roots which develop epigeal shoots, or root sprouts, serving for vegetative reproduction. They are primarily dicotyledonous plants, such as aspen, lilac, barberry, cherry, plum, bindweed, and thistle. When the roots of the mother plant die, root sprouts on them separate and form new plants. This process is utilized in agriculture for cultivating raspberries, blackberries, and other crops.

Many root sucker plants are injurious weeds; the roots of some of these weeds, when cut into 2–5 cm pieces, produce new plants (for example, during tillage). Methods of controlling weed varieties of root sucker plants include multiple tillage of uncultivated fallow, removal of stubble after harvest, deep autumn plowing, introduction of intertilled crops, and use of herbicides.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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