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Correlations between Nursery and Plantation Height Growth in Slash and Loblolly Pine

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Correlations between heights of slash and loblolly pine poly- and single-cross progenies in the nursery and in fifteen 5-year-old plantations were mostly very weak. Only two were significant. Also, only 5 of 17 ratios of the number of progenies still tallest in plantations at age 5 over the number tallest in the nursery were greater than 50 percent. These correlations and success ratios were poor despite the fact that significant differences among progenies were obtained in all nursery studies and in 13 of 15 progeny test plantations. For best progeny tests, field plantations should be established regardless of nursery performance. Forest Sci. 21:197-200.

Keywords: Pinus elliottil; Pinus taeda; Single-cross; poly-cross

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Plant Geneticist, USDA Forest Serv., Southeast. Forest Exp. Stn., Macon, Ga. 31208

Publication date: 1975-06-01

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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
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