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CIR1190: Genetically Improved Pines for Reforesting Florida's Timberlands

Figure 2. a) Grafting third-generation slash pine scion onto a one year old slash pine rootstock in order to develop a third-generation slash pine seed orchard. b) Clones in this mature slash pine seed orchard with color bands to indicate their superiority for growth, disease resistance, or both growth and disease resistance. c) Cones collected from clones in a slash pine seed orchard and grouped (indicated by the different colored flagging) by their superiority for growth, disease resistance, or both growth and disease resistance.

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