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Influence of the Root System on Height Growth of Three Southern Pines

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Among grafted root-top combinations of Pinus elliottii Engelm., P. taeda L., and P. echinata Mill. growing under improved conditions, scions grafted on the rootstocks of faster growing species averaged little or no more height growth than on their own roots. Scions averaged less growth on rootstocks of slower growing species than on their own roots.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Plant Physiologist, U.S. Dept. Agric., Forest Service, Gulfport, Mississippi

Publication date: 1967-09-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

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