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Management of Loblolly Pine Clone Banks for Scion Production

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Scion production in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) clone bank was maximized when scions were clipped from lateral branches only (heavy pruning treatment) as compared to hedging trees or hedging trees plus spraying with benzylaminopurine. Since the growth of the heavily pruned trees was very similar to nonpruned or lightly pruned trees, the use of this treatment is recommended to increase scion production in young pine seed orchards and clone banks that will also be used for breeding. South. J. Appl. For. 12(4):231-234.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Cooperative Tree Improvement Program, Box 8002, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8002

Publication date: November 1, 1988

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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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