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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1970 Improved Seed - What Does It Mean?

Improved Seed - What Does It Mean?

Tree improvement, the art of applying genetic principles to upgrade the quality of forest stands, has rapidly come of age in the southern states. Whereas a scant 20 years ago tree improvement was but a philosophy being proposed by a small number of far-sighted, optimistic individuals, it has in the interim become an integral part of sound silvicultural practice. It has its greatest value under systems of artificial regeneration, nearly universal in the pine forests of the region, with less intensive application innaturally regenerated stands.

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Author(s): Robert L. McElwee

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1970

Event: Southeastern Nurserymen's Conference Proceedings
1970 - Cadiz, KY