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Dwarfmistletoes: A Silvicultural Challenge

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Dwarfmistletoes are one of the most serious diseases in conifer stands of the western United States, but they can be controlled at certain periods in the rotation of a stand through silvicultural tools now available to forest managers. The author discusses important publications about dwarfmistletoes and their control, and suggests steps to achieve adequate control programs. Research needed to improve existing guides and to start feasible control projects is described. Until someone devises other control methods that will produce results faster, silvicultural methods can achieve better total production in infected stands.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Chief, Division of Forest Disease Research, Intermountain Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Ogden, Utah

Publication date: January 1, 1963

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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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