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Title: Diseases in Southeastern Forest Nurseries and Their Control

Author: Hodges, Charles S.;

Date: 1962

Source: Southeast Station Paper No. 142

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The large increase in planting forest trees in the United States during the last 10 years has resulted in a tremendous increase in the demand for planting stock. This demand has been exceptionally heavy in the South, where favorable growing conditions and the use of fast-growing species have made forest farming a profitable business. Seedling production in southern nurseries increased from 400 million in 1955 to more than a billion in 1959. Although the closing of the Soil Bank Program has curtailed production considerably, seedling demand during the next few years is expected to remain high since thousands of acres of land still need restocking. The increased production of seedlings, often accomplished by increasing the seedling density on existing nurseries, brought about a new awareness of disease problems. Now that production has been lowered somewhat, losses from diseases, insects, and poor agronomic practices must be kept as low as possible to keep down the price per thousand seedlings. This handbook gives descriptions and control of the more common diseases of seedlings of forest trees occurring in southern nurseries.It is divided into four major parts: (1) disease descriptions and specific control measures, (2) general methods and techniques involved in controlling the diseases, (3) list of chemicals and formulations used to control the diseases, and (4) names and addresses of chemical manufacturers.

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Hodges, Charles S. 1962. Diseases in Southeastern Forest Nurseries and Their Control. Southeast Station Paper No. 142


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