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Stem Deformity in Black CherryAuthor(s): Charles O. Rexrode
Source: Res. Pap. NE-411. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA 2-year study of stem deformity in black cherry on the Allegheny and Monongahela National Forests revealed that insects, disease, frost, and browsing by deer were the major sources of injury to the terminal shoots of seedlings and saplings. Twenty-seven species of insects from 19 families and 5 orders were associated with young black cherry trees. Of these species, Archips sp., and Cecidomyia serotinae O.S., caused the most stem deformity. The percentage of trees damaged by these two species of insects ranged from 0 to 43 on six study areas during 1976-77. Damage from black knot disease, Apiosorina morbosa, averaged about 3 percent. Frost injury was the primary cause of stem deformity in black cherry on the Monongaheta National Forest during both years of the study.
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CitationRexrode, Charles O. 1978. Stem Deformity in Black Cherry. Res. Pap. NE-411. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
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