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American sycamore breeding strategies for growth maximization and disease resistance

An open-pollinated progeny test of Westvaco’s High Wood Density American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.) Seed Orchard, selections from their First-Generation Seed Orchard, selections from the 1983-1984 Limited-Range Provenance/Progeny Test, and six controlpollinated families was established in 2002 and 2003. All 55 open-pollinated families were planted at two sites in western Kentucky and south-eastern Missouri.

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Author(s): Joshua P. Adams