Impact of fusiform rust in North Florida slash pine plantations
Phelps, W.R.; Chellman, C.W.
Plant Disease Reporter 59(6): 481-485
Pilot testing of procedures for determining wood fibre and financial loss caused by Cronartium fusiforme in N. Fla. plantations indicated that 18.6 million ft3 of wood and 3.9 million dollars were lost in 1974. Vol./acre of healthy trees remaining was 36 cords, for rust infected trees 11 cords, and for nonmerchantable and dead trees 3 cords. The procedures are valid for evaluating losses in other southern States on large individual holdings or on a State wide basis.