Time of Fertilization in Pinus Taeda L. (Loblolly Pine)

  • Roslyn A. March
  • William V. Dashek
  • David L. Bramlett
  • John E. Mayfield

Abstract

Pinus taeda L. (Loblolly Pine) is the most important forest tree species in the Southeastern United States producing the major volume of both commercial timber and pulpwood for the region. Inadequate regeneration of this species has been identified as one of the problems of continued high softwood production in the Southeast. Part of the solution would be a readily available seed supply for forest nurseries.

Keywords

Ethyl Germinate Paraffin Butyl Glutaraldehyde 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roslyn A. March
    • 1
  • William V. Dashek
    • 1
  • David L. Bramlett
    • 2
  • John E. Mayfield
    • 3
  1. 1.Biology DepartmentAtlanta UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Dry BranchUSDA-SEFESUSA
  3. 3.Biology DepartmentNorth Carolina Central UniversityDurhamUSA

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