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Genetic improvement of hardwood fiber production in the north-central region: potentials and breeding alternatives

Author(s):

R.E., Jr. Farmer

Year:

1973

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

North Central Research Station

Source:

In: Joint Proceedings of the Tenth Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference and the Seventh Central States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-3. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 9-15

Description

In the Lake States, aspens are now growing towards senility Faster than they are being harvested (Groff 1966). In the Central States, wood processing residues have recently supplied about one-half of the area's hardwood fiber requirement (Blyth 1970), thus allowing hardwood growing stock to continue its recuperation. In fact, the national hardwood fiber supply situation is improving (Hair and Spada 1970). However, a growth deficit is expected by the year 2000, given current management levels and "expected" demands. Josephson (1971) foresees about another decade of adequate fiber supply. Moreover, some of our economists tell us poor biologists that we've got to produce more and more fiber on less and less land. Somewhere between the unharvested senility of aspen and an unrealistic commitment to unrelenting growth, we must settle on a varied, productive forest to supply a stable, fiber-using industry.

Citation

Farmer, R.E., Jr. 1973. Genetic improvement of hardwood fiber production in the north-central region: potentials and breeding alternatives. In: Joint Proceedings of the Tenth Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference and the Seventh Central States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-3. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 9-15

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