Fusiform rust of southern pines attacks slash and loblolly pines seriously and at all stages. Weather conditions in late winter and early spring influence the yearly prevalence of the disease in pine tree nurseries. By studying temperature records nurserymen could predict the relative infection-hazard by the end of March. Thereafter, moisture relations mainly influence the amount of pine infection. Knowledge of the influence of weather on incidence of infection would help in effectively controlling this disease in nurseries.
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication date: October 1, 1949
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