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Managing the health of plantation eucalypts in Tasmania


Wardlaw, T, Managing the health of plantation eucalypts in Tasmania, Proceedings from the durable eucalypts on drylands: protecting and enhancing value workshop, 19-20 April, Blenheim, New Zealand, pp. 26-38. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Tasmania’s eucalypt plantation estate of 240,000 ha of Eucalyptus nitens and E. globulus has matured and is progressively transitioning into its second rotation. The main established (mostly native) pest and disease threats to the plantation estate are well known and the threat profile is stable. Importantly, all stages of plantation development through the first rotation have been exposed to these pest and disease threats. Pest-specific integrated pest management is used to protect plantations from the two most prevalent and damaging pest groups – native marsupial browsers and Chrysomelid leaf beetles. Pest-specific management is not used for the less prevalent pests and diseases. However, periodically damaging outbreaks / epidemics of these less prevalent pests and diseases when they occur, are either managed reactively upon detection (for example autumn gum moth), or their impacts are tolerated (for example fungal leaf diseases). Current practices for the management of these pest and disease threats are reviewed and the outcomes of management are evaluated.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Eucalyptus, pest management, health management, integrated pest management
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forest health and pathology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Wardlaw, T (Dr Timothy Wardlaw)
ID Code:122722
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Biological Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-23
Last Modified:2017-12-04

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