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Brown-spot resistance in natural stands of longleaf pine seedlingsAuthor(s): William D. Boyer
Source: Res. Note SO-142. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionAn average of 10 percent of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seedlings in several natural populations remained nearly free of brown-spot needle blight (Scirrhia acicola (Dearn.) Siggers) year after year, despite high injection levels in the population as a whole. In one study, these individuals averaged 8 feet taller at age 24 than surviving trees that were less resistant to the disease.
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CitationBoyer, William D. 1972. Brown-spot resistance in natural stands of longleaf pine seedlings. Res. Note SO-142. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p
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