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Distribution of Blister-Rust Cankers on Eastern White Pine According to Age of Needle-Bearing Wood at Time of Infection

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It is important for various reasons to know whether blister-rust cankers develop more frequently on current-season, year-old, or 2-year-old wood. The studies reported in this paper show that the majority of cankers develop on needle-bearing wood that is 1 year old at the time of exposure. This was true of potted plants and undisturbed natural reproduction of eastern white pine, and also of 7 other 5-needled pines.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Botany and Pathology, New York State College of Forestry, Syracuse, N. Y.

Publication date: January 1, 1944

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