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    Author(s): George Meskimen
    Date: 1983
    Source: In: Standiford, Richard B; Ledig, F Thomas, technical coordinators. Proceedings of a work-shop on Eucalyptus in California, June 14-16, 1983, Sacramento, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW 69. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 121-128
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    E. grandis is in the fourth generation of selection in southwest Florida. The breeding strategy combines a provenance trial, genetic base population, seedling seed orchard, and progeny test in a single plantation where all families are completely randomized in single-tree plots. That planting configuration closely predicted the magnitude of genetic gain realized through age 2.5 years in a simulated commercial plantation: up to 66 percent gain in tree height, 164 percent gain in stem volume, plus significant gains in stem straightness and freeze tolerance.

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    Meskimen, George. 1983. Realized gain from breeding Eucalyptus grandis in Florida. In: Standiford, Richard B; Ledig, F Thomas, technical coordinators. Proceedings of a work-shop on Eucalyptus in California, June 14-16, 1983, Sacramento, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW 69. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 121-128

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