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Most Soil Bank Plantings in the South Have Been Retained; Some Need Follow-Up Treatments

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Observations from 91 pine plantations in Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina approximate the current status of 1.7 million acres planted in the South through the Conservation Reserve phase of the Soil Bank Program. Planted trees are growing on 89 percent of the original Soil Bank acreage, with a large majority of the acreage well stocked. Incidence of fusiform rust (Cronartium fusiforme) and pine overstocking indicate timber production could be enhanced through follow-up treatments.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C.

Publication date: February 1, 1980

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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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