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Decision Making for Development and Use of Genetically Improved Hardwoods

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Abstract:

In developing new breeding programs for genetically improved eastern hardwoods, administrative decision making will involve three major areas. Correct species selection is essential; a quantitative ranking system is presented to help evaluate critical characteristics. Programs must be strongly research oriented, with well defined scope and products. Silvicultural systems and genetic improvement should be closely related to capitalize on possibilities for increasing total forest benefits.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Plant Physiologist, Division of Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife Development, Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris

Publication date: February 1, 1973

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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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