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Economic Case For Genetic Manipulation Of Short-rotation Sycamore

Best estimates of costs, yields, and revenues indicate that profits from short-rotation sycamore are highest on best sites, at wide spacings, and with 4- or 5- year cutting cycles. Genetically improved stock that provides a 10 percent increase in growth would almost double net revenues. Genetic improvement that would insure adequate growth without fertilization would allow marginal sites to become profitable.

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Author(s): George F. Dutrow, Joseph R. Saucier

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1975