Site factors and genotype-site interaction affecting growth of eucalypt hybrids bred for commercial agro-forestry as a salinity management tool
- Client: Australian Research Council
Verterra was successful in developing an ARC Linkage Grant in association with the University of Queensland, on behalf of a technology investor. The research built on almost 10 years of trial data to apply factor analytical analysis to understand site factors and genotype-site interaction affecting growth of eucalypt hybrids bred for commercial agro-forestry as a salinity management tool.
Benefit to Client:
Results from the project significantly improved understanding of the influence of environment and site factors on growth of eucalypt hybrids when grown under marginal conditions. The ability to compare growth of clones across environments provided unique insights into the basis of genotype-environment interactions, assisted selection of preferred commercial clones with wide adaptation, and provided support for the integration of forestry into agricultural production on a commercial scale. The research also resulted in a number of publications in peer reviewed journals and conference presentations.
- Market Sector: Research
- Tree and crop improvement
- Research Services
- Location: Australia
- Year: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011