Observations on the Influence of Fire on the Brown-Spot Needle Blight of Longleaf Pine Seedlings

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How to control the brown-spot needle blight, is one of the pressing silvicultural problems in the longleaf pine region. The disease seriously retards rate of growth during the seedling stage, and under certain conditions may exterminate otherwise excellent reproduction. The author, after several years of painstaking investigation, during which he has systematically compared burned with unburned areas of similar character, confirms the recommendations of certain foresters that controlled winter burning at three-season intervals, until height growth begins, is a beneficial silvicultural measure.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Pathologist, Division of Forest Pathology, Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, in coöperation with the Southern Forest Experiment Station, U. S. Forest Service, New Orleans, La.

Publication date: May 1, 1934

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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