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Hybrid poplar plantations are one of the most important sources of timber and wood fibres in Italy and represent a significant alternative as sustainable use of agricultural land. Effective management of such plantations requires adequate growth and yield models. In light of this, the paper...

Corona, P.; Marziliano, P. A.; Scotti, R.
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Forest Ecology and Management, 2002, 161, 1/3, pp 65-73

Reviews the decline in Poplar-growing in Italy, attributable mainly to lower market prices for the wood and to loss of increment through attack by Marssonina brunnea; discusses the technique of Poplar cultivation along roads, canals, river banks etc. with reference to the yields recently obtained...

Tronco, G.
Italia Agricola, 1967, 104, 2, pp 185-200

A comprehensive monograph compiled by a team of experts of the Executive Committee of the International Poplar Commission under the Chairmanship of P. Guinier, and the editorship of R. G. Fontaine and R. J. Pourtet, as follows: Classification, identification and distribution of Poplar types,...

F.A.O. Forestry and Forest Product Studies, 1958, No.12, pp x + 511

Describes the two local varieties [Populus alba vars. nivea and peronea], which are much more resistant to insect damage than the hybrid Black Poplars, and give a satisfactory yield (mean annual yield ca. 20-25 cu.m./ha.). Mixed stands of this Poplar and Alnus glutinosa are recommended. KEYWORDS:...

Gambi, G.
Monti e Boschi, 1958, 9, 12, pp 659-665

Contains the following articles dealing with "accelerated cultivation" of fast-growing species in Italy [cf. F.A. 22 No. 1828]: Accelerated cultivation of woody species in the agri-silvicultural economy (G. Piccarolo); The present and future situation of production and consumption of wood in Italy...

Monti e Boschi, 1962, 13, 11/12, pp 485-650

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