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Evaluation of Seed Production by Cone Analysis

A recently developed procedure, cone analysis, provides seed orchard managers an opportunity to estimate their orchard's potential seed production. The stage of development at which seed losses occur and the cause can also be identified. The procedural techniques are discussed. The analysis has been implemented as a testing service at the Eastern Tree Seed Laboratory, Macon, Ga. A summary of the results from the first year of this service program is presented.

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Author(s): Robert P. Karrfalt, Earl W. Belcher, Jr.

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1976