Vol. 22 No. 3-4 (2016)
Articles

Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) selection programmes in Hungary: a short review

Published October 18, 2016
I. Csiha
NARIC-Forest Research Institute (FRI), Experimental Station, Püspökladány, Hungary 2NARIC-FRI&HHPM Non-profit Ltd., Sárvár–Budapest
Zs. Keserű
NARIC-Forest Research Institute (FRI), Experimental Station, Püspökladány, Hungary 2NARIC-FRI&HHPM Non-profit Ltd., Sárvár–Budapest
J. Rásó
NARIC-Forest Research Institute (FRI), Experimental Station, Püspökladány, Hungary 2NARIC-FRI&HHPM Non-profit Ltd., Sárvár–Budapest
K. Rédei
NARIC-Forest Research Institute (FRI), Experimental Station, Püspökladány, Hungary 2NARIC-FRI&HHPM Non-profit Ltd., Sárvár–Budapest
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APA

Csiha, I., Keserű, Z., Rásó, J., & Rédei, K. (2016). Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) selection programmes in Hungary: a short review. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 22(3-4), 31-34. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/22/3-4./1189

Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) was the first forest tree species introduced from North America to Europe, at the beginning of the 17th century. Its unprecedented fast spread is due to its high-grade adaptability, drought-tolerance, abundant and frequent seed crop, excellent sprouting ability, fast growth and relatively high timber yield. Other advantages are, that it has scarcely any fungi or insect pests. This review is a short summary on black locust improvement in Hungary, giving guidance for specialists who are interested in black locust management.

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