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Screening Larch for Resistance to Mycosphaerella Needlecast Disease

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Intensive management of larch in the north central and northeastern United States is receiving considerable interest because of the rapid growth of European and Japanese larch and the hybrids between these two species. A needlecast disease caused by the fungus Mycosphaerella laricina has the potential to reduce tree growth and kill highly susceptible trees. Research in Wisconsin and Iowa using six larch species and hybrids has provided data showing the importance of seed source selection in minimizing damage caused by this disease. North. J. Appl. For. 6:172-174, December 1989.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, 1992 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Publication date: 1989-12-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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