Breeding for Improved Growth Rate and Timber Quality in Western White Pine
Authors: Squillace, A. E.; Bingham, R. T.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 52, Number 9, 1 September 1954 , pp. 656-661(6)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:A cooperative project designed to breed blister-rust resistant and otherwise superior western white pine is now in its fifth year of activity. This report goes into detail on phases involving intraspecies breeding for improved growth rate and timber quality. It describes the work being done and presents some early results. Growth rates of numerous progenies produced by controlled pollinations were statistically correlated with growth rates of their parents. Thus, experimental control was more complete than in many previous investigations on heritable vigor.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Blister Rust Control, Forest Service, Spokane, Washington
Publication date: 1954-09-01
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