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Armillaria root disease affects oak coppice regeneration in upland Missouri Ozark forests

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Bruhn, J. N.; Dey, D. C.; Kromroy, K. K.; Mihail, J. D.; Kabrick, J. M.; Wetteroff, J. J., Jr.

Year Published

2005

Publication

In: Manka, Malgorzata; Lakomy, Piotr, eds. Proceedings of the 11th international conference on root and butt rots, Root and butt rots of forest trees. The August Cieszkowski Agricultural University: Poznan, Poland. 279-285.

Abstract

Coppice regeneration is favored in North America for oak (Quercus spp.) regeneration. Although models of oak stump sprouting do not consider Armillaria root disease, many oak stumps in upland Ozark forest stands carry active Armillaria root crown infections. The spatial pattern of sprouting on oak stumps is related to the circumferential distribution of Armillaria-infected roots. We draw attention to the proper interpretation of sprout "tree" age, re: root system age and the ages of Armillaria infections present. The pattern of channels left by decay of stump root systems seems well-suited to attracting roots into contact with Armillaria inocula.

Citation

Bruhn, J. N.; Dey, D. C.; Kromroy, K. K.; Mihail, J. D.; Kabrick, J. M.; Wetteroff, J. J., Jr. 2005. Armillaria root disease affects oak coppice regeneration in upland Missouri Ozark forests. In: Manka, Malgorzata; Lakomy, Piotr, eds. Proceedings of the 11th international conference on root and butt rots, Root and butt rots of forest trees. The August Cieszkowski Agricultural University: Poznan, Poland. 279-285.

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