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Incidence of western gall rust infection of lodgepole pine regeneration in different-sized forest openings. 1986. Blenis, P.V.; Bernier, P.Y. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 16(6): 1327-1329.

Year: 1986

Available from: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 19233

Language: English

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Abstract

Incidence of western gall rust infection in each of 10 replicated forest openings having diameter height ratios of 2:1, 4:1, and 6:1 was determined along two perpendicular 1-m wide transects. Infection frequencies were not significantly different among the different-sized openings. No pine regeneration was present in openings with diameter:height ratios of 0.5:1 or 1:1, thus precluding direct comparison of our results with those obtained from three other tree host–parasite studies in which disease incidence was greatest in small openings.

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