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Word: canker

Definition: any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer


Sentences Containing 'canker'

An initial ARI grant was awarded to cover the first three of six proposed objectives: 1) install a Continuous Forest Inventory System for the Scotts Creek Study Area; 2) collect seed from Monterey pine pitch canker resistant trees; 3) plant this resistant seed in greenhouse nurseries; $0 outplant these resistant seedlings as part of the group selection experimental design; 5) evaluate the effectiveness of broadcast seeding; and 6) develop a model to visually characterize the influence of pitch canker on Monterey pine stands.
Between 80% and 90% of the Pines may be killed by pitch canker.
collect seed from pitch canker resistant trees; 3.)
develop a growth model for that will enable us to visually characterize the influence of pitch canker on stands.
Development of Pitch Canker Resistant Stock of Monterey Pine, Ano Nuevo Stand Major Objective (s): 1.)
Establishment Report for the IMPACT P. radiata Pitch Canker Resistance Trial Phase 2 of the IMPACT Project has begun.
Funding was provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to: 1) initiate long-term forest management studies in the native Monterey pine forests at Swanton Pacific; and 2) develop guidelines for regeneration and management of Monterey pine forests in California in the presence of pitch canker.
It has also determined that 90% of the Monterey pines are infected with pitch canker.
Pitch canker is the most serious threat to the Monterey pine at the Ranch.
There remains a strong need for science based forest management guidelines of the Monterey pine forest in California given the high public interest and concern over the spread of pitch canker and the decline of the Monterey pine forest. An opportunity exists to develop long-term Monterey pine forest management studies for pitch canker infected native stands at California Polytechnic State University's forest property in Santa Cruz County.

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