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Fusiform Rust in Planted Slash Pines: Influence of Site Preparation and Spacing

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Site preparation significantly increased the incidence of fusiform rust in five of six slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm. vat. elliottii) plantations studied in southeastern Georgia. On the five sites, subplots receiving intensive site preparation had more trees infected, more trees with potentially lethal galls, and more galls per tree than subplots receiving minimal treatments. Also there were more trees with multiple stem galls in the more intensively prepared subplots. Spacing significantly affected the incidence of rust on only one of six sites, and there was no apparent relationship between the amount of rust and estimated site index. Forest Sci. 18:70-75.
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Keywords: Cronartium fusiforme; Pinus elliottii var. elliottii; cultivation

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Plant Pathologist, Southeastern Forest Exp. Sta., USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Athens, Ga.

Publication date: 1972-03-01

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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.
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