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Loblolly and slash pine rooted cutting research at N.C. State University

Through the efforts of several N.C. State University scientists and with support of nine forest product companies, a loblolly and slash pine rooted cutting research project was initiated in January of 1992. Focus of the research is on: (l) genetic selection (culling) for rooting ability, (2) physiological process research on the fundamental mechanisms for adventitious root initiation, (3) stock plant or hedge physiology and culture with emphasis on carbohydrate / nitrogen ratios in the stem cuttings produced, (4) rooting environment research, and (5) investigation of auxin treatments for stimulating rooting and their effect on root system quality.

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Author(s): Robert J. Weir, Barry Goldfarb

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1993

Section: Closing Session