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Testing American chestnuts for blight resistanceAuthor(s): Jesse D. Diller
Source: Forest Research Note NE-74. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Publication Series: Forest Research Note
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIt has now been over half a century since chestnut blight, caused by the fungus Endothia parasitica (Murr.) A. & A., was introduced into America from the Orient. In that time the blight has spread relentlessly and has destroyed all of our commercial stands of this once most valuable hardwood species of the East.
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CitationDiller, Jesse D. 1957. Testing American chestnuts for blight resistance. Forest Research Note NE-74. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
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