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Predicting the Incidence of Fusiform Rust in Five- to Ten-Year-Old Slash and Loblolly Pine Plantations

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Abstract:

Fusiform rust (caused by Cronartium fusiforme Hedgc. and Hunt ex Cumm.) is a major problem--in some instances the limiting factor--in the intensive management of slash (Pinus elliotti Engelm.) and loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) pine throughout much of their natural and planted range. Optimum management requires knowledge of present and future rust incidence for plantations early in their rotation. Presented here are a set of disease progress curves which enable the manager to predict future rust incidence and to adjust present rust incidence to a common age to facilitate comparisons among plantations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Gainesville

Publication date: 1979-11-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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