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Use of Livingston Parish, Louisiana Loblolly Pine by Forest Products Industries in the Southeast

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Southern forest products industries planted 329,000 acres of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda)from fusiform rust-resistant geographic seed sources during the period 1971-1980, according to a survey conducted in 1981. This amounted to about 20% of the total acreage planted to loblolly by the reporting industries. Of the rust-resistant stock, 93% came from Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Two experiments indicate that the Livingston Parish trees will have about 50% less rust than would have been the case had susceptible local seed sources been used. Livingston Parish loblolly appears to be adapted as far north as Dooly County in the coastal plain of Georgia, and Coosa County in central Alabama. Less than 100 miles farther north, however, its form has been noticeably poorer and late mortality has been excessive.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, P.O. Box 2008, GMF, Gulfport, MS 39503

Publication date: 1985-08-01

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