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Comparing Grafting Techniques for Black Walnut

The increasing demand for black walnut timber in recent years has caused interest in planting black walnut. A source of superior seed is needed to obtain the best growth and quality possible from these plantings. Techniques are needed to insure that selected clones can be propagated in seed orchards for the production of the required seed. In addition,high quality black walnut is rapidly being cut, and the gene pool drastically narrowed. Therefore, there is great interest in preserving superior selections by grafting before they are cut.

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Author(s): William J. Lowe, Walter F. Beineke

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1969