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Notes: Seasonal Discoloration of Loblolly Pine Foliage

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The foliage of a plantation of Pinus taeda L. located on a somewhat poorly drained alluvial soil became quite yellowed during winter months. When the chemical content of the yellowed foliage was compared with the content of foliage from a normal stand, the only apparent difference was in total chlorophyll; the normal foliage contained three times more chlorophyll than the discolored foliage.

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, School of Forestry, Mississippi State Univ., State College, Miss.

Publication date: 1966-09-01

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