The Resources category covers research projects such as forest policy, growth and yield modelling, wood quality, forest health management, silviculture, water use, soil quality, plant disease, tree genetics, tree breeding and resource evaluation.
Major issues include forest management strategies for climate change and maximising the greenhouse advantages of forest products.
A key goal is to increase industry profitability and ensure efficient use of inputs throughout the industry’s value chain.
17.03.22: A review of current mechanical & robotic tree pruning equipment
This desktop review report provides an overview of current and emerging mechanical and robotic tree pruning equipment for use in plantation forest management. Recently, increased interest has ... Read More
08.09.21: Evaluating and modelling radiata pine wood quality in the Murray valley region (PNC325-1314)
There is increasing pressure to boost plantation productivity in radiata pine. It is critical, however, where gains are achieved, that wood quality is maintained. The main options ... Read More
11.02.21: Lifting farm gate profits: the role of natural capital accounts (RRD030-1617)
The objective of the Rural Research for Development and Profit program is to lift farm gate profitability of primary producers across Australia, by investing in emerging tools and technologies... Read More
14.09.20: Re-measurement of lower-rainfall farm forestry species in Victoria to improve genetic quality & establishment: A report on Establishment Techniques, Sawlog Species Comparison & E. cladocalyx Progeny Trials in south-west Victoria after eighteen years.
This report documents the results from three trials in the Lismore area of Western Victoria that were established in 2002-2003 to improve knowledge of growth rates and species suitability for ... Read More
17.07.20: Lifting farmgate profitability through high value modular agroforestry (RRD401-1516)
This project aimed to increase the number and area of trees on farms in configurations that will promote increased farm gate profitability. The objective was to demonstrate that trees can be a... Read More
02.04.20: Improving productivity of the private native forest resource in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales (PNC379-1516)
Private native forests across Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) are an important source of domestic timber supply upon which the Australian hardwood timber industry depends. The aim ... Read More
10.03.20: Next Generation Forest Plantation Investment
The main objective of this project was to develop new approaches to integrating trees for commercial harvest within rural landscapes that deliver on-farm and wider economic, environmental and ... Read More
15.12.19: The Prize
The 2020 National University Wood Challenge is looking to support teams of students and academics to come up with new ideas of how we can use wood in innovative ways. The prize will ... Read More
07.11.19: Enhanced forest inventory practice using immersive visualisation and measurement of dense point cloud data
The aim of this project was to provide Australian commercial forest growers and forest service providers with knowledge of and access to a VR-based visualization software application. T... Read More
19.06.19: Production Forest Methodologies for the Emissions Reduction Fund
This FWPA funded project, entitled Production Forest Methodologies for the Emissions Reduction Fund (PNC354-1415), sought to capture opportunities under ERF for forest managers and wood proces... Read More