Fertilisation and forest health: preventing or offsetting biotic leaf loss in eucalypt plantations

Fertilisation and forest health: preventing or offsetting biotic leaf loss in eucalypt plantations

The project developed tools to be used by managers of Eucalyptus globulus plantations to prevent or offset the effects of defoliation events on plantation productivity. The role of fertilising was specifically investigated. The project aimed to: identify the effects of fertilising on growth responses to defoliation by insects and pathogens; examine the physiological processes that govern growth responses to defoliation or infection; and develop a decision support system that predicts the effects of pest attack on productivity.

Reference Number:
PN04.4003

Findings Report:
PN04.4003 fert_and_forest_health_report1.pdf