SWP Programme Update – May 2017

SWP Programme Updates
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May 25, 2017


20 months into the programme and there are a significant number of projects underway.  There are some key results available for the eucalypt species in this quarter.

Eucalyptus nitens OEL was produced with all product achieving a stiffness level of SG12.  This offers an opportunity to upgrade some of the E. nitens resource to a higher value product.

There is potential to increase the quantity of heartwood and level of extractive content in naturally durable eucalypts (E. bosistoana) through breeding.  E. bosistoana also showed some families having 7 times the level of damage by defoliating insects compared to the best families, again indicating the opportunity to use breeding to make significant improvement in this trait.

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