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Notes: Effect of Soil Water Stress on Initiation of Ovulate Primordia in Loblolly Pine

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Forty loblolly pine ramets were subjected to combinations of irrigation and drought treatments during the 1967 growing season to determine possible effects of soil water stress on the conelet crop the following spring. Trees subjected to April-June irrigation followed by July-September drought bore a significantly higher conelet crop than the other treatments. The results suggest that irrigation during late summer drought periods may suppress cone production. Forest Sci. 16: 219-221.

Keywords: Pinus taeda; cone crop; irrigation; seed orchards

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Dep. of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station

Publication date: June 1, 1970

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