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Testing single visit pollination procedures for Eucalyptus globulus and E.nitens


Williams, DR and Potts, BM and Black, PG, Testing single visit pollination procedures for Eucalyptus globulus and E.nitens, Australian Forestry, 62, (4) pp. 346-352. ISSN 0004-9158 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00049158.1999.10674802


Previously, the production of controlled crossed seed in eucalypts required three visits to the female tree during the flowering season. We combined two novel methods from the literature involving pollinating cut styles at anthesis, and isolating individual styles with a tube to reduce the operation to a single visit. In E. globulus, this method has successfully produced seed at a rate and quality which was not significantly different from the established three visit method. However, the cut style treatment method was not successful when applied to E. nitens, the difference in success possibly being due to the difference in floral morphology between the two species. This single visit method of controlled crossing has the potential to greatly reduce the cost of producing pedigreed seed in the economically important species E. globulus and has the potential for use in mass pollination systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Williams, DR (Dr Dean Williams)
UTAS Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
UTAS Author:Black, PG (Mr Paul Black)
ID Code:17577
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2009-07-31

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