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    Author(s): Dick Miller
    Date: 1984
    Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Timber Management group. 597 p.
    Publication Series: Full Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The primary objective of this workshop was to discuss in detail the state- of-the-art of progeny testing. All aspects, from setting objectives through data collection and analysis, was be covered. We all know progeny testing is a highly technical phase of our tree improvement programs. Each task is critical and must be performed accurately and within a prescribed time schedule. The work must be closely supervised and coordinated to ensure objectives are achieved and that the plantations are established correct the first time. Anything less than a first-class job will result in suspect data and questionable genetic information. Since many of the plantations will be used as a source for advanced generation selections and breeding, the selections and breeding work, if based on distorted genetic information, could result in significantly reduced gains in the future.

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    Miller, Dick, comp. 1984. Progeny testing: proceedings of servicewide genetics workshop. 1983 December 5-9; Charleston, S.C. [No series number]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Timber Management group. 597 p.

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