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    Author(s): John T. Kliejunas
    Date: 1989
    Source: In: Otrosina, William J.; Scharpf, Robert F., technical coordinators. 1989. Proceedings of the symposium on research and management of annosus root disease (<i>Heterobasidion annosum</i>) in western North America; April 18-21, 1989; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-116. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 159-166
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    A historical perspective and description of recent studies on the use of borax to treat pine stumps against infection by Heterobasidion annosum in eastside pine stands of northeastern California are presented. The studies indicate that boraxing of pines in eastside pine stands is an effective means of preventing annosus infection. Data and observations suggest that the lower stump diameter limit for treating chain saw-cut pines with borax could be raised from the currently recommended 8 inches (20.3 cm) to about 16 inches (40.6 cm) with little or no risk of creating active annosus root disease centers.

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    Kliejunas, John T. 1989. Borax Stump Treatment for Control of Annosus Root Disease in the Eastside Pine Type Forests of Northeastern California. In: Otrosina, William J.; Scharpf, Robert F., technical coordinators. 1989. Proceedings of the symposium on research and management of annosus root disease (Heterobasidion annosum) in western North America; April 18-21, 1989; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-116. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 159-166

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