Skip to main content

Pollen Quantity and Viability Affect Seed Yields from Controlled Pollinations of Loblolly Pine

Buy Article:

$21.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Four quantities (0.25 to 2.00 cm³) and seven viabilities (0 to 89%) of loblolly pine (P. taeda L.) pollen were evaluated in all combinations for their effect on seed yields after use in controlled pollinations. Yields of developed and filled seeds as well as apparent pollination effectiveness were more strongly due to increasing viability than to increasing pollen quantity. The percent of filled seeds was only slightly affected by either pollen viability or quantity. Increased quantities of pollen with viability of less than 50% resulted in only minor increases in seed yields. To compensate for low viability of pollen lots, pine breeders should increase the number of flowers pollinated rather than the quantity of pollen per bag. South. J. Appl. For. 10:78-80, May 1986.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Center, Macon, GA 31020

Publication date: 1986-05-01

More about this publication?
  • Important Notice: SAF's journals are now published through partnership with the Oxford University Press. Access to archived material will be available here on the Ingenta website until March 31, 2018. For new material, please access the journals via OUP's website. Note that access via Ingenta will be permanently discontinued after March 31, 2018. Members requiring support to access SAF's journals via OUP's site should contact SAF's membership department for assistance.

    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.
  • Membership Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more