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Fusiform rust in loblolly and slash pine plantations on high-hazard sites in Georgia

Sluder, E.R.

USDA Forest Service Research Paper, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (SE-160): 9


Accession: 000665622

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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.