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Brage Tuñón, Teresa, 2009. Methods on poplar propagation and establishment on forest and agricultural land in Sweden. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Energy and Technology



Currently, in Sweden, the interest in growing poplars is increasing. But there is still scarce of knowledge about the appropriate species and clones that should be used for the specific conditions of Sweden. The disposal of information to farmers is also limited, which can difficult the establishment of poplar plantations. Most poplar plantations in Sweden are located on agricultural lands. A special attention should be given to the establishment phase. It is necessary to consider the specific conditions of Sweden: hard winter (extremes temperatures, late frost, and soil frost), high densities of wildlife (moose, deer, and voles) and weed competition that can cause problems for the establishment.

This paper has two parts: the first part treats different methods that can be used in order to get a good regeneration and successfull establishment of poplars and the second part aims to compare the growth and root development of cuttings pretreated with water, Allgrow and naphthalene acetic acid.

Normally, pre-soaking cuttings into growth regulators or hormones stimulates rooting and increases plant survival. But in this case, the results achieved in the greenhouse do not support the hypothesis regarding the positive effects of soaking cuttings in NAA (naphthalene acetic acid).

Main title:Methods on poplar propagation and establishment on forest and agricultural land in Sweden
Authors:Brage Tuñón, Teresa
Supervisor:Karacic, Almir
Examiner:Johansson, Tord
Series:Examensarbete / Institutionen för energi och teknik, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:2009:10
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Keywords:Short rotation forestry, Forest management, Bioenergy, Spain, Sweden
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Plant propagation
Forestry - General aspects
Forestry production
Deposited On:18 Jan 2013 15:38
Metadata Last Modified:18 Jan 2013 15:38

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