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Image Number K4105-6

Prior research shows that the growth of cotton seedlings is affected by light reflectance from the surrounding soil surface. In this 1991 study, soil scientist Patrick Hunt (left) and plant physiologist Michael Kasperbauer compare the progress of plants grown in red, brown, white, and tan colored soils.

Photo by Richard Nowitz.

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Last Modified: 5/23/2006
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