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Productivity of Southern Pine Plantations: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?Author(s): John A. Stanturf; Robert C. Kellison; F.S. Broerman; Stephen B. Jones
Source: Journal of Forestry, Vol. 101, No. 3, April/May 2003.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe productivity and extensiveness of southern forests in general, and pine plantations in par- ticular, has placed the South at the forefront of production forestry in the United States. That industrial loblolly pine plantationsarevery productive is a result of researchers and managers developing and applying increasingly intensive silvicultural practices. Our estimates of the percentage of productivity gains attributable to improvements made in individual management practices are based on our collective experience, anecdotal information, and discussionswith knowledgeable colleagues. Such informed judgments are based on potential productivity revealed by designed experiments coupled with estimates of how well technology has been implemented.
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CitationStanturf, John A.; Kellison, Robert C.; Broerman, F.S.; Jones, Stephen B. 2003. Productivity of Southern Pine Plantations: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?. Journal of Forestry, Vol. 101, No. 3, April/May 2003.
Keywordseconomics, plantations, silviculture, timber markets
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