USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.

Publications and Products

Order a printed copy
of this publication.

Research Paper

Title: One seed source of Jeffrey pine shows resistance to dwarf mistletoe

Author: Scbarpf, Robert F.; Kinloch, Bohun B.; Jenkinson, James L.

Date: 1992

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-207. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 8 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-207

Description: Four seed sources of Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) were selected for testing through controlled inoculation for resistance to dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum). The pines were 7 years old and part of a progeny test planting established by the USDA Forest Service's Institute of Forest Genetics, Placewille, California. One of the seed sources {Foresthill) was considered from previous studies to be highly resistant. It was also found to be resistant in this study. Test trees were inoculatedin 1980 and 1981 with about 13,500 seeds of dwarf mistletoe. A high proportion of the seeds were lost before germination, but branches covered with bird-proof and insect-proof mesh lost significantly fewer seeds. Mean percentage infection based on remaining seeds was significantly lower on trees from the Foresthill seed source than any of the other sources. Similarly, mean percentage of trees infected was significantly lower for the Foresthill source than for the three others. Development of the endophytic system, as indicated by length of branch sweIling, and mistletoe shoot development were not significantly different among the seed sources. However, significantly fewer brooms developed on the Foresthill trees than on trees from two of the other sources.

Key Words: resistance, Pinus jeffreyyi, Arceuthobium campylopodum, parasitic plants, conifer diseases

View and Print this Publication (1.1 MB)

Citation

Scbarpf, Robert F.; Kinloch, Bohun B.; Jenkinson, James L.  1992.  One seed source of Jeffrey pine shows resistance to dwarf mistletoe  Res. Paper PSW-RP-207. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 8 p.

Last Modified: Nov 18, 2013 12:46:58 PM