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Improving productivity in mixed-species plantations.

Bristow, M. and Nichols, J.D. and Vanclay, J.K. (2006) Improving productivity in mixed-species plantations. Forest Ecology and Management, 233 (2-3). pp. 193-194.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.010

Publisher URL: http://www.elsevier.com

Abstract

A workshop held in Ballina (NSW, Australia) during 5–7 August 2005 in association with the XXII IUFRO World Congress, sought to quantify the potential of mixtures to sustain and enhance the growth and productivity, soil fertility, tree and stand health, wood quality, and economics of polyculture plantations. Participants were specifically asked to address whether demonstrable productivity gains in mixed-species plantations, compared with monoculture plantations, could make mixtures a commercially attractive option. We specifically sought to attract presentations addressing the operational challenges of making mixed-species plantations practical and successful, and attracted representatives from several industrial plantation agencies.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Southern Cross University, DPI
Additional Information:© Elsevier B.V.
Keywords:Mixed-species plantations; industrial plantation forestry; growth; productivity; soil fertility; wood quality; polyculture plantations.
Subjects:Forestry > Special aspects of forestry
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural economics
Deposited On:07 Feb 2011 01:48
Last Modified:07 Feb 2011 01:48

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