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Rooting of Slash Pines in Open Hotbeds

Seeds very often offer the easiest and least expensive means for the-reproduction of species. Seedlings, however, usually vary more or less in their characteristics and, therefore, cannot be depended upon to develop as plants that are genetically identical to their maternal parents. Cuttage is used to reproduce like plants. A plant so reproduced is similar in all respects to the maternal parent, although bud variants or sports appear occasionally. The production of uniform plants by cuttage would be a valuable tool in the establishment of seed orchards and in studies of site relationship and clonal performance, if it could be accomplished-with facility. However, slash pine cuttings are generally difficult to root.


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Author(s): James T. Greene, Mervin Reines

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 35 (1959)

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