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Eucalypt Domestication and Breeding
     

Eucalypt Domestication and Breeding

by Ken Eldridge, John Davidson, Chris Harwood, Garrit van Wyk
 

ISBN-10: 0198548664

ISBN-13: 9780198548669

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Fast-growing eucalypts have long been recognized as useful in helping to meet the demand for wood throughout the warmer parts of the world. Eucalypts are exceptionally versatile and are grown in numerous small woods and windbreaks to produce poles as well as in extensive plantations managed by the pulp and paper industries. This timely book shows how to breed

Overview

Fast-growing eucalypts have long been recognized as useful in helping to meet the demand for wood throughout the warmer parts of the world. Eucalypts are exceptionally versatile and are grown in numerous small woods and windbreaks to produce poles as well as in extensive plantations managed by the pulp and paper industries. This timely book shows how to breed improved eucalypts that will provide more and better wood on appropriate sites selected through sound planning. The author emphasizes making greater use of the immense richness of the genetic resources of the eucalypts, especially in the first or second generation of domesticated "wild" eucalypts harvested for wood production. The book details aspects of variation, selection, and reproduction that are unique to eucalypts. The author cogently asserts the case that large gains in production and quality can be obtained for relatively little cost by choosing the best geographic seed sources. Once suitable base populations have been assembled, the author argues, well-planned recurrent selection and mating will assure continued long-term genetic gain. This book is essential reading for practicing foresters managing eucalypt plantations and will be of significant interest to planners and administrators in aid agencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198548669
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Eucalypts Natural and Planted
3. Genetic Resources of Eucalypts
4. Matching Species and Provenances to Site
5. Testing Species and Provenances
6. Eucalyptus Camaldulensis
7. Eucalyptus Deglupta
8. Eucalyptus Delegatensis
9. Eucalyptus Fastigata
10. Eucalyptus Globulus
11. Eucalyptus Grandis and E. Saligna
12. Eucalyptus Nitens
13. Eucalyptus Obliqua
14. Eucalyptus Regnans
15. Eucalyptus Tereticornis
16. Eucalyptus Urophylla
17. Eucalyptus Viminalis
18. Breeding Strategies and Breeding Plans
19. Reproductive Biology of Eucalypts
20. Selection and Breeding
21. Seed Production
22. Mass Vegetative Propagation
23. Looking Ahead
Glossary
References
Index

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