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Forest Productivity Optimisation system – A decision support tool

Forest Productivity Optimisation system – A decision support tool

The web-based FPOS decision support tool allows plantation managers to explore the impacts of different management options, climate models and soil types on productivity and profitability of plantations in the current planting areas, and at the margins of the current planting areas. The tool can be used with key plantation species: Pinus radiata, Eucalyptus nitens, E. globulus, E. smithii, and P. pinaster, while management options include  stocking and thinning regime, fertilizer application, and profitability of a range of product types, including pulpwood, peeler logs and sawn timber. The system can also incorporate new knowledge as it is developed in the future.

The project is focused on profitably growing the resource, ensuring that the downstream processors continue to have raw materials available to support their industries.

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Findings Report:FPOS-project-final-report.pdf

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