- Baldwin Jr., V.C.
USDA--Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Pineville, LA
- Ferguson, R.B.
USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Pineville, LA
Comprehensive Outlook for Managed Pines Using simulated Treatment Experiments (COMPUTE) is an acronym describing a series of growth and yield prediction systems for artificially regenerated southern pines in the West Gulf region. COMPUTE_P-LOB and COMPUTE-MERCHLOB, two published prediction systems in this series, are for use with thinned and unthinned plantations of loblolly pine. COMPUTE_DS-SLASH, for predictions of unthinned or precommercially thinned stands of direct-seeded slash pine will soon be available also. An overview of these prediction systems is given in this paper, including general input requirements, modeling procedures utilized , and various output options that may be selected.