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Genotype x Fertilizer Interactions in Slash Pine: Growth and Nutrient Relations

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Control pollinated slash pine progenies were grown for 16 months in a phosphate deficient soil under four nutrient treatments: N0P0 N0P50 N100P0 N100P50 (in ppm). Analyses of growth parameters and nutrient content of seedlings indicated strong treatment effects. Genetic effects, also significant, were most pronounced in male X female and genotype X fertilizer treatment interactions. Nutrient accumulation in plant tissues had high genetic correlation with growth measurements. The nonadditive components of fertilizer response variance could be most fully exploited by establishment of two-clone orchards. Forest Sci. 22:211-219.

Keywords: Pinus elliottii var. elliottii Engelm; breeding; differential response; heritability; nitrogen; phosphate

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor (Forest Nutrition), School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611

Publication date: June 1, 1976

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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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