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Sawtimber as an Alternative Forest Management Strategy for Sites with a High Fusiform Rust Hazard

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High percentages of fusiform rust stem infection in slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm. var. elliottii) and loblolly pine (P. taeda L.) plantations make it impossible to obtain maximum fiber (pulpwood) yield. Whether sawtimber yields wilt also be reduced depends largely on initial stocking. Most plantations that develop as much as 60 to 70% stem infection should be capable of achieving their potential yield of sawtimber if 500 to 600 trees are living at the end of the first growing set, son. South J. Appl. For. 11(4):228-231.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Gulfport, MS 39502

Publication date: 1987-11-01

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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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