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Evidence For And Against The Effectiveness of Field Selection in Northern Conifers

Cost, factors which influence response and reported results of field selection of northern conifers were reviewed. Despite a long history of field selection, published data relative to its effectiveness are limited and inconclusive. Reports deal almost exclusively with height growth and provide an indication that plus-tree selection has generally been ineffective for four northern conifers.

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Author(s): Carl A. Mohn

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