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Title: Nursery Task Force update

Author: Pohl, Russ;

Date: 2007

Source: In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2006. Proceedings RMRS-P-50. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 142-144

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Description: The Nursery Task Force was set up at the behest of the Southern Group of State Foresters in the late winter/spring of 2005. Its mission was to assess the condition of state nurseries across the South and to make recommendations to improve their viability. At the time, tree planting cost-share money was diminished; pulpwood prices were low; much of the Southeast had suffered from several dry years; and much of the marginal farm land had been planted during the Conservation Reserve Program. The net effect was that tree planting among non-industrial private landowners was out of favor. To make matters worse, state budgets across the South were universally tight. As a result of these factors, and possibly others, all of the state nursery programs in the South were suffering to one extent or another.

Keywords: seedling production, seed orchards, tree improvement, loblolly pine, slash pine

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Pohl, Russ 2007. Nursery Task Force update. In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2006. Proceedings RMRS-P-50. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 142-144

 


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