The hydrophobicity of soils of the Deschutes National Forest was
studied. The soils are Cindery Typic Cryorthents, formed in cinders
and ash from Mt. Mazama. Ponderosa pine is the dominant overstory
vegetation. Of particular interest was the effect of prescribed
burning on hydrophobicity. Fire has been shown to cause a...
Measurements for water retention calculations and physical
characterization were made on skeletal and non-skeletal soils in
southwest Oregon. A new bulk density sampler was designed for the
physical characterization of the steep, skeletal soils commonly
encountered in this area. The new sampler and the techniques
required for the measurement and...
Larix laricina in Alaska occurs on sites ranging from productive
slopes and riverbottoms to wet bogs underlain by permafrost. It is
largest on sites without permafrost, where it is associated with
Picea glauca, but is much more common in bogs, where it occurs with
Picea mariana. In this study, I...
Populations of Douglas-fir seedlings from interior British
Columbia, Vancouver Island, and Arizona received six bi-weekly
foliar spray applications of the growth regulators IAA, CCC, and
B-995, each at three concentration levels under controlled environmental
conditions. Large differences were found among the three
populations in their responses to the growth regulators....
This thesis is divided into three chapters. For all chapters, the experiments described deal with the responses of all or a subset
of 72 wind-pollinated Douglas-fir families from 36 different locations in southwestern Oregon. Wind-pollinated seed was collected from each of two trees at each of the 36 locations. The...
This study was divided into two parts. Part I was a quantitative description of some aspects of plant-water relations in Douglas-fir seedlings, and part II was tests of several techniques of screening selected families of Douglas-fir seedlings for drought resistance. Part I. During 20 mild summer days in 1976 at...
A survey of major bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) breeding programs and
seed producing areas in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon was conducted to
determine the occurrence of cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), recently reported
to be seedborne in beans. Some 259 plants, sampled from breeding
lines of diverse germplasm, were found by enzyme-linked...
From a preliminary 1969 foliar analysis, eight provenances were chosen from the sixteen included in a region-wide, reciprocal Doulgas-fir provenance study for further study of variation in foliar nutrition. In the fall of 1969 separate foliar samples were collected from ten
trees per provenance at each of ten plantations ranging...
A full range of experiments was carried out to investigate the
effects of environmental factors on the terminal bud dormancy in two
high-elevation true fir species, Shasta red fir (Abies magnifica A.
Murr. var. shastensis Lemm.) and noble fir (A. procera Rehd.),
seedlings. Photoperiod, thermoperiod and moisture stress were of...