Skip to Main Content
Genetic Gains Through Testing and Crossing Longleaf Pine Plus TreesAuthor(s): Calvin F. Bey; E. Bayne Snyder
Source: Res. Note SO-241. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
PDF: Download Publication (84 KB)
DescriptionA progeny test of 226 superior tree selections from nine geographic sources across the South confirmed earlier results that showed the Gulf Coast source superior in survival and growth. Family variation within a region was large and provided additional genetic gain. Control-pollinated tests of elite x elite trees yielded even more gains. Progeny of the elite x elite crosses had higher survival, less brown-spot infection, and greater wood volume than progeny from crosses involving only one or no elite parent.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationBey, Calvin F.; Snyder, E. Bayne. 1978. Genetic Gains Through Testing and Crossing Longleaf Pine Plus Trees. Res. Note SO-241. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
KeywordsPinus palustris, geographic variation, progeny test, survival, growth, brown-spot needle blight
- Genetic improvement of shortleaf pine on the Mark Twain, Ouachita, and Ozark National Forests
- Realized gains from block-plot coastal Douglas-fir trials in the northern Oregon Cascades
- Tandem selection for fusiform rust sisease resistance to develop a clonal elite breeding population of loblolly pine
XML: View XML