Home Publications Tree Improvement and Genetics Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference 12th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (1973) Continued Reliance on Wind-Pollinated Southern Pine Seed Orchards- Is it Reasonable?

Continued Reliance on Wind-Pollinated Southern Pine Seed Orchards- Is it Reasonable?

During the past 15 years a tremendous amount of individual and organizational energy has been devoted to successfully establishing southern pine seed orchards. Many orchard management techniques have been perfected. A review of the current status of the orchards indicates that a system such as mass dusting of orchard ramets with pollen could serve several useful purposes. Whether supplemental pollination will prove to be economical remains to be seen. However, the potential gains to be made in this direction and the reduced gains if the windpollinated orchards performed at their worst certainly indicate that more thought and research effort should be given to this particular aspect of seed orchard management.


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Author(s): Ronald A. Woessner, E. Carlyle Franklin

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1973

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