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Breeding Shortleaf X Loblolly Pine Hybrids for the Development of Fusiform Rust-Resistant Loblolly Pine

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A fusiform rust-resistant strain of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) is being developed by interspecific hybridization with shortleaf pine (P. echinata Mill.). Backcrosses of the hybrid to loblolly pine have early height growth equal to loblolly pine and retain a high level of fusiform rust resistance. Previous breeding results are reviewed and updated, and new data from a developing hybrid seedling seed orchard are presented. Breeders are encouraged to develop their own hybrid programs for production of rust-resistant seedlings. South. J. Appl. For. 10:195-197, Nov. 1986.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Dry Branch, GA 31020

Publication date: November 1, 1986

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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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