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The Development of Blister Rust on Young Planted Northern White Pine

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Abstract:

White pine blister rust is known to be very destructive to white pines, but few data are available showing the progress of the disease in young plantations of northern white pine. In six plantations it was found that a single exposure of young white pine to telium-bearing leaves of European black currants for 12 or 24 hours resulted in 4 percent of the trees becoming infected. Continuous exposure resulted in 69 percent infection. Within five years after infection, approximately one-third of the diseased trees had died.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: New York State College of Forestry

Publication date: December 1, 1939

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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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