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Appropriate Technology in Tree Breeding: Gain With Les Pain

Appropriate technology principles can be applied to tree breeding strategies, incorporating needs of forest managers and silviculturists. The strategy of multiple populations with mass selection can be used to maintain genetic variability while obtaining gain from selection, at a low cost. The effectiveness of mass selection in plantations is reviewed. Increased local control is part of appropriate technology, and changes in roles of geneticists and other forestry workers are described. Appropriate technology can be applied with success to tree breeding in developed countries.

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Author(s): Sharon T. Friedman

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - North Central Tree Improvement Conference - 1989