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At the Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Athens, Ga. scientists are finding ways to reduce seed losses in seed orchards. The seed-production potential in seed orchards of loblolly pine is reduced one-third by cone and seed insects. These insects greatly increase the costs of producing genetically superior trees. Without adequate controls, the size and cost of secondgeneration orchards will have to be increased by 50 percent to supply the needed quantity of sound seed.

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Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 23, Number 2 (1972)

Volume: 23

Number: 2

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