Propagation Studies

Substantially increased productivity in loblolly pine plantations is a major goal for many members of the Cooperative. The next big jump in genetic gain will most likely come from mass production of full-sibs and specific clones. Understanding the properties and physiology of these superior, but limited, genetic materials will increase deployment efficiency. With a diverse supporter base, the Cooperative has a unique potential to explore the impact various emerging technologies have on production forestry.