Overview Objectives

Many developing countries face shortages of wood products due to reduced access to forest resources. Demand for forest products expands continuously as a result of population growth and rising consumption per capita. Australian trees play a key economic role in developing countries as many species grow fast over a whole range of soils and climatic conditions. However, the use of poor genetic quality seeds provides less productive and lower-value planted forests. The objective of this ACIAR’s projects is to supply certified lots of high quality seeds of eucalypts, acacias, melaleucas and casuarinas to country partners for research studies on species suitability, species-site matching and establishment of seed orchards, seed production areas and genetic gains trials.

Project Outcomes

As specified in the project objectives, the project team ensured supply of certified lots of high quality seeds of eucalypts, acacias, melaleucas and casuarinas to country partners for research studies on species suitability, species-site matching and establishment of seed orchards, seed production areas and genetic gains trials.

Project ID
FST/2005/054
Project Country
Inactive project countries
Commissioned Organisation
Ensis, Australia
Project Leader
Dr John Doran
Email
john.doran@csiro.au
Phone
02 6281 8319
Fax
02 6281 8312
Project Budget
$50,000.00
Start Date
01/01/2006
Finish Date
31/12/2007
ACIAR Research Program Manager
Dr Russell Haines