Publications and references


Proceedings

Seed Orchards - The Key to Sustainable Bio-Economy; Bålsta, Sweden; 4-6 September 2017. Proceedings

Proceedings of Seed orchard conference 2012; Antalya, Turkey; 21-25 May 2012 – Book of Abstracts

Proceedings of Seed orchard conference 2009; Jeju, Republic of Korea; 8-11 September 2009 – Book of Abstracts

Proceedings of Seed orchard conference 2007; Umeå, Sweden; 26-28 September 2007. Link to online file


Outstanding Doctoral Research about seed orchards

Seed Orchards – Genetic Considerations on Function, Management and Seed Procurement – by Finnvid Prescher, who – with this thesis – won an IUFRO Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) in 2010!

Genetic gain and gene diversity of seed orchard crops – by Kyu-Suk Kang who – with this thesis – won an IUFRO Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) in 2005!

(that means that the thesis supervisor, Dag Lindgren, got a hat-trick in ODRA as of his students got the ODRA 2000 also!)


Recent literature (2006 and later)

Pulkkinen, Pertti, Varis, Saila, Pakkanen, Anne, Koivuranta, Leena, Vakkari, Pekka and Parantainen, Annika(2009)  Southern pollen sired more seeds than northern pollen in southern seed orchards established with northern clones of Pinus sylvestris',Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research,24:1,8 — 14 To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/02827580802592467

Hallingbäck H. R., Jansson G., Hannrup B. 2008 Genetic parameters for grain angle in 28-year-old Norway spruce progeny trials and their parent seed orchard. Ann. For. Sci. 65: 301-308

Michael Stoehr & Alvin Yanchuk & Chang-Yi Xie & Leopoldo Sanchez Gain and diversity in advanced generation coastal Douglas-fir selections for seed production populations Tree Genetics & Genomes (2008) 4:193–200

"A novel approach for the operational production of hybrid larch seeds under northern climatic conditions" by Fabienne Colas, Martin Perron, Denise Tousignant, Carol Parent, Monique Pelletier and Patrick Lemay  JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008, VOL. 84, No. 1 — THE FORESTRY CHRONICLE 95

El-Kassaby, Y.A., M.U Stoehr, D. Reid, C.G. Walsh and T.E. Lee. 2007. Clonal-row vs. random seed orchard designs: interior spruce mating system evaluation. Can. J. For. Res. 37:690-696.

El-Kassaby, YA, M Lstibůrek, C Liewlaksaneeyanawin, GT Slavov and GT Howe. 2006. Breeding without breeding: approach, example, and proof of concept. In: Proc. IUFRO, Low input breeding and genetic conservation of forest tree species. Antalya, Turkey. pp. 43-54.

El-Kassaby, Y.A. and D. Reid. 2007.  Is randomization necessary in seed orchards? In: Joint Meeting of the South. For. Tree Improve. Conf. and the Western For. Genetics Association, June, 2007. Galveston, Taxes. Pp 63-67.

Lstibůrek, M., C. Echt, C.D. Nelson, Y.A. El-Kassaby, T. J. Mullin. 2007. Computer simulation of marker-directed population improvement. In: Joint Meeting of the South. For. Tree Improve. Conf. and the Western For. Genetics Association, June, 2007. Galveston, Taxes. Pp 56-59.

Kang, K.S., Chun, B.W., Han, S.U., Kim, C.S. and Choi W.Y. 2007. Genetic gain and diversity under different selection methods in a breeding seed orchard of Quercus serrata. Silvae Genet. 56(6): 277-281.

Kang, K.S. and Mullin T.J. 2007. Clonal fertility variation and its effect on gene diversity of seeds in a clonal seed orchard of Chamaecyparis obtusa in Korea. Silvae Genet. 56(3-4): 134-137.

Dutkuner, I., Bilir, N., Ulusan, M.D., 2008. Influence of growth on reproductive traits and its effect on fertility and gene diversity in a clonal seed orchard of Scots pine. J. of Environmental Biology, 29:349-352

Ulusan, M.D., Bilir, N., 2008. Effective Number of Clones in Seed Orchards of Cedrus libani A. Rich. Pakistan Journal of Biological Scienece (in press).

Elliott L., and Sniezko R.A. 2000. Cone and seed production in a Port-Orford-cedar containerized orchard. In Proceedings of the First International Meeting on Phytophthoras in Forest and Wildland Ecosystems (IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09). 30 August-3 September, 1999, Grants Pass, OR. Edited by Hansen E., and Sutton W. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. pp. 105–106.

Elliott L. 2006. Availability of Resistant Port-Orford-Cedar Seed.      


Seed orchard connected literature by Dag Lindgren and collaborators since 2006


Bilir N, Prescher F, Ayan S and Lindgren D 2006. Growth characters and number of strobili in clonal seed orchards of Pinus sylvestris. Euphytica 152:293-301.

Lindgren D. 2006. Forest Seed orchards and gene diversity.  Nordic GENEresources. Nordic Council of Ministers  5: 18-19.

Lindgren D. 2006. Färre kloner i framtida fröplantager. PlantAktuellt 2006 (4) sid 8.

Prescher F, Lindgren D and El-Kassaby Y 2006. "Is linear deployment of clones optimal under different clonal outcrossing contributions in seed orchards?" Tree Genetics and Genomes 2:25-29.

Varghese M, Nicodemus A, Nagarajan B & Lindgren D. 2006. Impact of fertility variation on gene diversity and drift in two clonal seed orchards of teak (Tectona grandis Linn f). New Forests 31: 497-512

Varghese M, Lindgren D & Ravi N 2006.  Linear thinning in a clonal test of Eucalyptus camaldulensis for conversion to a clonal seed orchard. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 18(2): 102-108.

Varghese M, Lindgren D & Kamalakannan R 2006. Gene diversity consideration while creating south Indian forests. Poster presented at workshop on “Policies in Tropical Rural Development – Swedish contributions, influences and research needs” at Umeå 061120-21

Bilir N, Kang KS & Lindgren D 2007. Fertility variation and gene diversity in a clonal seed orchard of Pinus sylvestris In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. Edited by Fikret Isik. p 21-27

El-Kassaby YA, Prescher F & Lindgren D 2007. Advanced generation seed orchards’ turnover as affected by breeding advance, time to sexual maturity, and costs, with special reference to Pinus sylvestris in Sweden.  Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 22:88-98.

Kamalakannan R, Varghese M, Bilir N & Lindgren D 2007. Conversion of a Progeny Trial of Eucalyptus tereticornis to a Seedling Seed Orchard Considering Gain and Fertility. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. Edited by Fikret Isik. p 93-99.

Kamalakannan R, Varghese M & Lindgren D 2007. Fertility variation and its implications on relatedness in seed crops in seedling seed orchards of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and E. tereticornis.  Silvae Genetica: 56:253-259.

Lindgren, D & Wei RP 2007. Low-input tree breeding strategies. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. Edited by Fikret Isik. p 124-138.

Lindgren D, Tellalov Y & Prescher F 2007. Seed set for Scots pine grafts is difficult to predict In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. Edited by Fikret Isik. p 139-141.

Prescher F, Lindgren D, Almqvist C, Kroon J, Lestander TA & Mullin TJ 2007.  Female fertility variation in mature Pinus sylvestris clonal seed orchards. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 22:280-289.

Varghese M, Kamalakannan R, Lindgren, D and Harwood CE 2007.  Gene diversity and genetic gain in seedling seed orchards of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and E. tereticornis. In proceedings Durban 2007

Bilir N, Prescher F, Lindgren D & Kroon J 2008.Variation in cone and seed characters in clonal seed orchards of Pinus sylvestris .  New Forests 36:187-199

Danusevicius D & Lindgren D 2008 "Strategies for optimal deployment of related clones into seed orchards" Silvae Genetica 57:119-127

Fries A, Lindgren D & Andersson B 2008. The Swedish Scots Pine Seed Orchard Västerhus. In Lindgren D (editor) Proceedings of a Seed Orchard Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 26-28 September 2007. p 70-77.

Lindgren D (editor) Proceedings of a Seed Orchard Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 26-28 September 2007. ISBN:978-91-85911-28-8. 256 pages.

Lindgren D & Danusevičius D 2008 Deployment of clones to seed orchards when candidates are related  In Lindgren D (editor) Proceedings of a Seed Orchard Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 26-28 September 2007: 135-141.

Lindgren D, Karlsson B, Andersson B & Prescher F, 2008. The Swedish seed orchard program for Scots pine and Norway spruce. In Lindgren D (editor) Proceedings of a Seed Orchard Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 26-28 September 2007. pp 142-154.

Lindgren D. 2008. Seed orchard conference. Mangfold Issued by Nordgen. June 2008

Lindgren D and Prescher F 2008 Bättre fröplantager för Sveriges framtid. Skogfakta 2-2008.

Moriguchi Y, Prescher F & Lindgren D 2008.  Optimum lifetime for Swedish Picea abies seed orchards. New Forests 35:147-157.

Nicodemus A, Varghese M, Nagarajan B and Lindgren D 2008.  Fertility Variation across Years in Two Clonal Seed Orchards of Teak and its Impact on Seed Crop. Proceedings of a Seed Orchard Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 26-28 September 2007:189-194

Prescher F, Lindgren D & Karlsson B 2008. Genetic Thinning of Clonal Seed Orchards using Linear deployment may improve both gain and diversity. Forest Ecology and Management 254: 188-192.

Varghese, M., R. Kamalakannan., A. Nicodemus., and D. Lindgren. 2008. Fertility variation and its impact on seed crops in seed production areas in a natural stand of teak in southern India. Euphytica 160: 131-141.

Lindgren D, Danusevičius D & Rosvall O 2009. Unequal deployment of clones to seed orchards by considering genetic gain, relatedness and gene diversity. Forestry 82:17-28.

Kroon J, Wennström U, Prescher F, Lindgren D and Mullin TJ 2009. Cone set over time and clones in a seed orchard. Silvae Genetica: in press.

Nicodemus A, Varghese M, Nagarajan B and Lindgren D 2009.  Annual Fertility Variation in Clonal Seed Orchards of Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) and its Impact on Seed Crop.  Silvae Genetica in press.


Links to other information resources

Britisth Columbia has a Forest Genetic Research Council with a link where much seed-orchard related information can be found. The Newsletter TicTalk is issued at somewhat irregular intervals slightly more than a year between: http://www.fgcouncil.bc.ca/.

A Canadian tree seed working group publishes a news bulletin: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hti/treeseedcentre/tsc/tswg.htm  

There is a seed orchard article on Wikipedia, anyone can help the seed orchard community by editing and improving this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_orchard.

Dag Lindgren has a seed orchard page (parts in Swedish and parts in English): http://daglindgren.upsc.se/Froplantager/index.htm