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Known or potential threats from pests and diseases to prospective tree species for high value timber plantings in northern Australia

Griffiths, M.W., Wylie, R., Lawson, S., Pegg, G. and McDonald, J. (2004) Known or potential threats from pests and diseases to prospective tree species for high value timber plantings in northern Australia. In: Prospects for high-value hardwood timber plantations in the'dry'tropics of northern Australia, 19th-21st October 2004, Mareeba, Australia.

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Abstract

The development of a high value timber industry in northern Australia requires high-level, long-term investment. To secure such a commitment, potential investors and growers must be confident of achieving high productivity and/or high quality end product. Pests and diseases, and their effect on tree health, can be major limiting factors to tree establishment and performance. This is especially true where native or endemic species are to be grown. Timber plantings in northern Australia are likely to be at risk from a number of pests and diseases. This includes both native and exotic species already present within the region, and species not yet present but which have potential to cause problems should they arrive. Existing and potential threats are listed and the more serious problems reviewed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Science > Invasive Species > Plants
Plant pests and diseases
Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Deposited On:11 Feb 2020 01:11
Last Modified:11 Feb 2020 02:46

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