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    Author(s): E.P. Van Arsdel; A.J. Riker; T.F. Kouba; V.E. Suomi; R.A. Bryson
    Date: 1961
    Source: Station Paper LS-87. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lake States Forest Experiment Station. 34 p.
    Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
    Station: Lake States Forest Experiment Station
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    White pine blister rust limits the reproduction of white pine in many areas by killing young trees. In other extensive areas unjustified fear of the disease limits white pine planting. An ability to differentiate the sites on which white pine blister rust (caused by Cronartium ribicola Fischer) might be serious from those on which the disease might cause little damage would be of great value. Sites on which rust will not spread seriously could be recommended for the planting of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) without the expense of eradicating nearby ribes bushes. Likewise, funds need not be spent for ribes control in existing white pine stands and nearby sites where severe damage is unlikely.

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    Van Arsdel, E.P.; Riker, A.J.; Kouba, T.F.; Suomi, V.E.; Bryson, R.A. 1961. The climatic distribution of blister rust on white pine in Wisconsin. Station Paper LS-87. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lake States Forest Experiment Station. 34 p.

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