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.
ProFert-Pine - A fertiliser tool for softwood plantations in southern Australia
This project entitled ProFert-Pine - A fertiliser tool for softwood plantations in southern Australia (PNC342-1415) was developed by TreeMod, in collaboration with a consortium of forest... Read More
Reducing costs in the wood supply chain through controlling the moisture content of logs and chips: Preliminary modelling results for air-drying Eucalyptus globulus and Pinus radiata log piles (PNC336-1314)
The objective of this project was to investigate the reduction in the costs in the supply chain by controlling moisture content of logs and chips (including woody biomass) through infield dryi... Read More
Evaluating the costs and benefits of managing new and existing biosecurity threats to Australia’s plantation industry
Australia’s forest and wood products industry faces a significant challenge in mitigating biosecurity threats to plantation forest productivity. This project seeks to clarify the nature of est... Read More
Remote sensing of land-use-specific actual evapotranspiration of entire catchments containing plantations (PNC286-1112)
In this FWPA co-funded project, researchers from CSIRO Land and Water determined water-usage across two large study sites that include forestry plantations in NSW (covering over 27,000 square ... Read More
Discovery and application of DNA markers for resistance to Teratosphaeria in E. globulus (PNC363-1415)
This study used newly developed genome sequencing techniques to find trees in large populations of E. globulus that have genetic differences (i.e. alleles) that give them resistance to Teratos... Read More
Carbon stocks and flows in native forests and harvested wood products in SE Australia
This research assessed the greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of native forests managed for multiple use (“production”) and conservation only in New South Wales and Victoria. It considered all the k... Read More
Genetic Selection Tools for Enhanced Wood Properties and Plantation Productivity in Australia’s Temperate Eucalypts (Blue Gum Genomics)
The Blue Gum Genomics project has discovered molecular markers in Eucalyptus nitens and Eucalyptus globulus that control high value wood and growth traits to enable the adoption of marker-assi... Read More
Matching genotypes to current and future production environments to maximise radiata pine productivity and profitability
This project determined the underlying factors affecting the interaction between genetics and climate and site factors for radiata pine at different plantation sites across Australia and New Z... Read More
Operational deployment of LiDAR derived information into softwood resource systems
The project evaluated LiDAR based inventory solutions for softwood plantations in terms of information outcomes, technical feasibility and cost effectiveness. The project demonstrated t... Read More
Resource Characterization of slash pine plantation wood quality
Sawing studies of 50 trees from two sites representative of the remaining slash pine mature clearfall harvest resource were carried out and a reference document reviewing wood quality research... Read More