Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 1 Jun 2004
Author(s): Beadle, Chris, Dr, et al
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This report is a summary of three years of research that has examined the silviculture of blackwood in plantations. It is the first time a physiological approach has been taken to examine how blackwood grows and responds to silvicultural treatment. An important advance is a proper definition of how to manipulate pruning and thinning commercial blackwood plantations grown with commercial nurse-crops so that adequate growth rates are maintained without prejudicing form. In addition the foundation has been laid for determining the efficacy of alternative nurse-crops to those used at present that are more suited to the development of good form in blackwood during the crucial early years following planting. This has included a better definition of the requirements for sidelight suppression.