The Golden Wreath Wattle as an Alternative to the Mallee Eucalypt for Alley Systems

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  • Published: 21 Jun 2010

  • Author(s): Daniels, R.A. and

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Acacia saligna (Golden Wreath wattle) has been identified as one of the most prospective woody agroforestry species, but there is relatively little information relating to its productivity and adjacent agricultural production in temperate Australia.

This RIRDC research shows that tree/crop competition adjacent to A. saligna grown in an alley system is similar to competition adjacent to a typical mallee eucalypt or other species described in the literature. It has also found that the acacia is capable of much faster early growth than the mallee and has a higher wood to leaf ratio.