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Pirkko Velling, P. M. A. Tigerstedt

Harvest index in a progeny test of Scots pine with reference to the model of selection.

Velling P., Tigerstedt P.M. A. (1984). Harvest index in a progeny test of Scots pine with reference to the model of selection. Silva Fennica vol. 18 no. 1 article id 5204. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15383

Abstract

Harvest index and number of associated traits were measured in a 16-year-old Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) progeny test based on full-sib families. It was found that harvest index is a highly heritable trait and that a number of yield components are positively correlated with it. It is suggested that harvest index and tree ideotypes should be the basis of selection in cultivated trees. It is emphasized that an integrated approach to tree improvement including silviculture, soil science, industrial and economic constraints and tree breeding is a prerequisite for maximal response.

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Keywords
Scots pine; Pinus sylvestris; tree breeding; harvest index; yield; heritability; progeny test

Published in 1984

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