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Informal Group Discussion Summaries

In summary, the discussion emphasized the following: 1. Tree breeding only becomes meaningful when mass-produced stock becomes available for commercial plantings. 2. Geneticists and tree breeders have preliminary information for several species and the information should, be put to use now. Some risks would be involved in using this material. 3. Industry is willing to assume these risks, and some industries are definitely willing to get started now. 4. Mass production of improved material will require cooperation involving Federal, State, and private agencies.

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Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Central States Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1971