Low to Mid Rainfall Farm Forestry Species Trials

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  • Published: 16 Nov 2009

  • Author(s): Carr, D, Robinson, J, Williamson, L, Downie, R, Emmott, T, Brown, A

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Farm forestry in low rainfall areas of Australia can be an important source of supplementary income for land owners. It can also contribute to environmental sustainability and enhance existing agricultural enterprises. Some of the constraints on farm forestry in low rainfall areas are not knowing what species to plant, lack of establishment and management skills, and market access. The research discussed in this report addresses the first of these.

Between 1999 and 2002 Greening Australia established a series of low rainfall species selection trials in southern Australia. This report examines the results of these trials after 4-5 years growth.

JVAP was managed by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) is a partnership between government and industry to invest in R&D for more productive and sustainable rural industries. We invest in new and emerging rural industries, a suite of established rural industries and national rural issues.