Eucalypt Domestication and Breeding

Paperback | June 1, 1981

byKen Eldridge, John Davidson, Chris Harwood

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Fast-growing eucalypts help to meet the demand for wood throughout the warmer parts of the world. They are grown in numerous small woods and windbreaks to produce poles and firewood, and in extensive plantations mainly for the pulp and paper industries. This book shows how to breed improvedeucalypts that will provide more and better wood on appropriate sites selected through sound land planning. The emphasis is on making greater use of the immense richness of the genetic resources of the eucalypts, especially in the first generation or two of domestication 'wild' eucalypts for woodproduction. This book covers those aspects of variation, selection, and reproduction that are unique to eucalypts. Large gains in production and quality can be obtained relatively cheaply by choosing the best geographic seed sources (provenances). Once suitable base populations have been assembled,continued long-term genetic gain can be assured through well-planned recurrent selection and mating.

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Fast-growing eucalypts help to meet the demand for wood throughout the warmer parts of the world. They are grown in numerous small woods and windbreaks to produce poles and firewood, and in extensive plantations mainly for the pulp and paper industries. This book shows how to breed improvedeucalypts that will provide more and better wo...

Ken Eldridge is at CSIRO, Division of Forestry. John Davidson is at Eucalyptus and Forestry Services.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:June 1, 1981Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198548664

ISBN - 13:9780198548669

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Eucalypts natural and planted2. Genetic resources of eucalypts3. Matching species and provenances to site4. Testing species and provenances5. Eucalyptus camaldulensis6. Eucalyptus deglupta7. Eucalyptus delegatensis8. Eucalyptus fastigata9. Eucalyptus globulus10. Eucalyptus grandis and E. saligna11. Eucalyptus nitens12. Eucalyptus obliqua13. Eucalyptus regnans14. Eucalyptus tereticornis15. Eucalyptus urophylla16. Eucalyptus viminalis17. Breeding strategies and breeding plans18. Reproductive biology of eucalypts19. Selection and breeding20. Seed production21. Mass vegetative propagation22. Looking aheadGlossaryReferencesIndex

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`Essential reading for all foresters concerned with Eucalypts.'Agroforestry News