Management Strategies to Reduce Losses from Fusiform Rust
Fusiform rust of southern pines is a major problem in much of the South. Over the past 50 years the disease has evolved from an occasional problem into a major limiting factor in growing slash and loblolly pines. Intensive site preparation, planting of fast-growing nonresistant seedlings, weed and fire control, and fertilizer application stimulate wood production in pine plantations, but they also favor the spread and increase of fusiform rust. Forest managers struggle to find the optimum balance between maximum productivity and increased susceptibility to fusiform rust. Silvicultural practices being used to reduce losses from fusiform rust include predicting rust hazard for management units, selecting the appropriate method and intensity of site preparation, using resistant planting material, and applying cultural treatments in established stands. South. J. Appl. For. 17(3):146-149.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 320 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602
Publication date: 1993-08-01
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