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Pine breeding. Any experts?
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:24:45 PM »
Good evening,
I知 in the Tuscaloosa Alabama area. I知 a forestry contractor doing controlled (CMP) breeding of loblolly pine. I have a few observations of the current season I壇 like to bounce off of some experienced folks. 
1. Are you seeing normal flower/catkin production this year?
It seems in our orchard that flowers have only been prevalent in the top 15-20% of the canopy. Catkin production is 80% of the tree. 
2. How many times are you shooting pollen to the flowers, and how far apart?
I知 thinking twice just isn稚 enough to catch all of the variability I知 seeing in the flowers. Stage 2-4 on most trees. 
3. How much do you feel temperature has to do with seed set?

I知 thinking you may have a section for these posts, but I figured general was an ok place to start. 
Thanks for any responses. 

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Re: Pine breeding. Any experts?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 09:54:44 PM »
Welcome aboard!  I don稚 have any answers for you, but I壇 recommend the 鄭sk the forester section for your question.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 10:03:18 PM »
50 years since I did any of that, so, cannot help, but welcome to the forum.
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Re: Pine breeding. Any experts?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 04:54:25 PM »
I've heard of "bull" pine, is this what they would be needed for?😁
Too many irons in the fire

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