April 16, 2020, the root monitoring system of fruit trees, a newly constructed research facility, was put into use in the Institute of Shijiazhuang Fruit Tree. On the afternoon of the same day, the researchers of apple cultivation group planted the first batch of experimental trees there and arranged the related root monitoring experiments.
As the key provincial research platform construction project, the total investment of the facilities is 8.5 Million RMB. The system can realize the accurate monitoring for real time dynamics of roots growth with control of precipitation, sunlight and temperature. The utilization of this new platform will in great extent improve the institute’s research conditions and accelerate the exploration of mechanisms of root growth habits, development dynamics, distribution, density, adaptation, vitality, differentiation, absorption and transportation of water and nutrients of fruit trees, which has important guiding significance for orchard establishment and management in Hebei province.