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- Jansson, Gunnar; Hansen, Jon Kehlet; Haapanen, Matti; Kvaalen, Harald; Steffenrem, Arne
- Scandinavian journal of forest research 2017 v.32 no.4 pp. 273-286
- wood quality, etc ; breeding programs; climate; economic impact; economic sustainability; forest industries; forest trees; forests; genetic improvement; land values; pests; plantations; plus trees; silviculture; society; tree breeding; Finland; Scandinavia; Show all 18 Subjects
- ... Plantations of genetically improved forest trees are critical for economic sustainability in forestry. This review summarizes gains in objective traits and the resulting economic impact of tree breeding programmes in Scandinavia and Finland. Genetic improvement of forest trees in these countries began in the late 1940s, when the first phenotypically superior plus-trees were selected from natural e ...