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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus</i> L. - oak.

This chapter provides information about the origin of the only four species of Quercus that has potential in Britain, viz., Q. cerris, Q. petraea, Q. robur, and Q. rubra. The chapter also gives an account on the climatic and site requirements, other silvicultural characteristics, pests and...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640266)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Robinia pseudoacacia</i> L. - robinia, black locust, false acacia.

This chapter provides information about the origin and introduction of Robinia pseudoacacia in Britain. The chapter also gives an account on the climatic and site requirements, other silvicultural characteristics, diseases, natural regeneration, seed production and nursery conditions, provenance...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640266)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Willow.

This chapter provides an overview of the biology and taxonomy of willows (Salix sp.), describes a short presentation of production systems and breeding issues with respect to willow use as biomass crop, and discusses environmental and landscape design issues including the possibility for...

Author(s)
Weih, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pines.

This chapter focuses on loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and considers the general features and properties in bioenergy production, genetics and breeding for bioenergy traits, silvicultural practices for bioenergy production, tree harvesting and chip processing, bioenergy opportunities and challenges,...

Author(s)
Nelson, C. D.; Peter, G. F.; McKeand, S. E.; Jokela, E. J.; Rummer, R. B.; Groom, L. H.; Johnsen, K. H.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Living with the trees of life. Towards the transformation of tropical agriculture.

This book analyses and presents case studies on how agroforestry offers innovative and compelling pathways towards food security, human well-being and environmental sustainability. The book underlines how modern science and improved varieties of trees allied to centuries-old knowledge can provide a ...

Author(s)
Leakey, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640990)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forest genetics - concepts, scope, history and importance.

This chapter begins with a brief discussion on the different types of forests in the world, including their scope and importance. Then, the causes of variation in forests are outlined. A brief history of forest genetics is also provided. Finally, the importance of forest genetics in both natural...

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree improvement programs - structure, concepts and importance.

This paper describes the activities that are common to most tree improvement programmes, and summarizes the scope, structure, genetic progress and economic importance of tree improvement programmes in the world.

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic testing - mating designs, field designs and test implementation.

This chapter begins by discusses the functions and objectives of various types of genetic tests and why these are important in forest tree improvement. This is followed by two sections describing mating and field designs commonly used in genetic tests of tree species. Each section discusses which...

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advanced-generation breeding strategies - breeding population size, structure and management.

This chapter describes the factors that should be considered when developing long-term tree breeding strategies. Topics covered include: (1) the general concepts of advanced-generation breeding strategies; (2) breeding population size; (3) breeding population structure; (4) mating designs for...

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Marker-assisted selection and breeding - indirect selection, direct selection and breeding applications.

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concepts of marker-assisted selection (MAS) followed by two major sections describing different types of MAS: indirect selection based on markers linked to quantitative trait loci and direct selection based on genes coding for target traits. The final...

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter

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