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A Prospective View of Forest-Tree Breeding in Wisconsin

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The author first analyzes in general terms the need for research in forest-tree genetics, and the difficulties which the tree breeder must face. He presents a prospective forest-tree breeding program for Wisconsin. This plan includes (1) improvement of the genetic quality of the seed which is now being used, (2) selection of superior trees by testing clonal and seed progeny, and (3) building improved strains by augmentive breeding.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Publication date: October 1, 1949

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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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