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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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But our ginataan is a good example of how root crops make the dish so good-also, by the way, an effective wrap-up of the dinner's purpose.
The area reserved for root crops receives only a general fertilizer while the potato patch alongside is manured but never limed because that causes scab.
He found a way to increase his livestock numbers without raising costs through raising root crops for feed.
Root crops seem to be a favorite subject of Zialcita, who expounded on the topic in another dinner a year back and who, that evening, told the story of how the white potato was introduced to Europe from Mexico via Peru and Bolivia.
In the past, when grazing root crops was more common, tankard type varieties were valued for uniformity.
Company has introduced PacLite, a new lighter weight, flatwire conveyor belt with variable openings that is ideally suited for three segments of the food processing industry: Packaging, baking and rock traps used for root crops.
Santiago City, Isabela -- With rice prices on the rise, root crops which are rich in carbohydrates are being pushed by nutritionists as an alternative energy food for Filipinos these days.
Contributors in the food and agriculture sciences, biological and social sciences, economics, and other fields explore such topics as managing difficult soils, producing root crops in a sustainable manner, plant disease and its sustainable management, sustainable feed resources for hair sheep production, appropriate post-harvest practices for perishable crops in the Caribbean region, and participatory on-farm trials.
While digging in plenty of organic matter is always a good starting point, avoid putting root crops into newly manured ground, which can lead them to 'fork'.
The book features step-by-step instructions on sowing and growing a variety of veg, set out in sections including salad crops, the pea family, cabbage family and onion family, root crops and sun-loving veg including tomatoes, peppers and chillies and aubergines.
Lift and store root crops such as carrots, beetroot, turnips and swedes.
He said that a significant improvement has been noted in the production of root crops in the country, during the past few years, but the same cannot be said about cotton.