Genetic variation in a Hypsipyla-attacked clonal trial of Cedrela odorata under two pruning regimes
Cornelius, J.P., and Watt, A.D. (2003) Genetic variation in a Hypsipyla-attacked clonal trial of Cedrela odorata under two pruning regimes. Forest Ecology and Management, 183 (1). pp. 341-349.
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Cedrela odorata is in many ways well suited to plantation silviculture. However, this potential has not been realized, largely due to the attack of the mahogany shoot borer, Hypsipyla grandella, which destroys growing shoots, retards growth and causes forking. The present paper reports on genetic variation in a shoot borer attacked clonal trial. We found significant provenance and clonal variation in several measures of final tree quality, all related to both form and growth. The results indicate the potential of genetic selection as an element of integrated management of mahogany shoot borers.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||Mahogany shoot borer; Spanish cedar; Pest management; Meliaceae|
|Date Deposited:||20 Apr 2010 02:53|
|FoR Codes:||07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070507 Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding) @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070505 Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8201 Forestry > 820101 Hardwood Plantations @ 100%|