Fusiform rust in loblolly and slash pine plantations on high-hazard sites in Georgia
USDA Forest Service Research Paper, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (SE-160): 9
Survival, mortality, infection by Cronartium fusiforme and increment were studied at 3-15 yr in plantations established in 1956 and 1961 from progenies of Pinus taeda and P. elliottii, most of which were selected for growth and rust resistance. The plantations established in 1961 had a lower rate of infection than those established in 1956 after 3 yr but were heavily infected by the fifth yr. The delay in infection resulted in lower mortality.