Growing poplars for timber in Northland

Hunter, Murray; McIvor, Ian
May 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p30
The article discusses growing of poplars for timber in Northland, New Zealand. Poplars are described as ideal plantation trees due to their fast growth. Deep planting allows the timber's rooting to develop in permanently moist soil while single line planting of poplars make useful wind breaks and wider shelter belts allow woodland conditions to develop. The planting season is from June through to September. Spraying herbicide at planting is suggested to avoid competition between weeds and grasses. The first pruning of stakes and wands is suggested to take place at four to six months.


Related Articles

  • To-do-list. Lustig, Janice // Gardens West;May2009, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p57 

    The article presents a list of gardening chores for the month of May 2009, along with tips on how to do them right. These include planting, lawn care, and pruning. May is traditionally the time to plant tender annuals, although some pessimists say that the first weekend in June is safer. Grass,...

  • Growth, allocation and leaf gas exchanges of hybrid poplar plants in their establishment phase on previously forested sites: effect of different vegetation management techniques. Lluis Coll; Christian Messier; Sylvain Delagrange; Frank Berninger // Annals of Forest Science (EDP Sciences);Apr2007, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p275 

    The effect of different vegetation control methods (mowing and cultivation between plantation rows, herbicide application and cover plant sowing) on hybrid poplar (P. maximowiczii ? balsamifera) growth, biomass allocation and leaf carbon assimilation was investigated in two plantations (1- and...

  • An IPM approach to managing herbicide resistant ryegrass in Northeast Texas. Swart, Jim; Braley, A.; Sutton, R.; Stewart, S.; Reid, D. // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;11/14/2014, p1 

    The article discusses an integrated pesticide management (IPM) approach to managing herbicide resistant ryegrass in Northeast Texas. Topics discussed include the use of cultural and mechanical ways in combination with chemical control techniques to reduce annual ryegrass populations in cropland,...

  • Grass seed still a no go. Lambkin, J // Farmers Weekly;5/30/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 21, p78 

    Relates the experience of a farmer in planting grass seed. Reasons for not planting grass seeds in 2000; Herbicides used in his farm; Description of the irrigation equipment bought by the farm.

  • Cogongrass spreading across Alabama. Langcuster, Jim // Southeast Farm Press;3/4/2009, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p36 

    The article reports on the spread of the weed cogongrass in Alabama. According to foresters, the impact of the cogongrass becomes most painfully evident when they try to introduce new plantings to previously harvested forestland where large understories of cogongrass are present. Weed specialist...

  • Fitossociologia de plantas daninhas na cultura do pimentão nos sistemas de plantio direto e convencional. Lins Cunha, Jorge Luiz Xavier; Lopes de Freitas, Francisco Claúdio; Holanda Coelho, Maria Eliani; da Silva, Márcio Gledson Oliveira; de Souza Silva, Kaliane; Lima do Nascimento, Paula Gracielly Morais // Revista Agro@mbiente On-line;jan-abr2014, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p119 

    Objective of this work was to carry out a phytosociological study of weeds in areas cultivated with sweet pepperin no-tillage and conventional planting systems at Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA). For each plating system, 60 days after transplanting, 32 samples were collected...

  • Study on Weed Flora and Their Influence on Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) Oil and Patchoulol. Mahanta, J. J.; Chutia, M.; Sarma, T. C. // Journal of Plant Sciences;2007, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p96 

    Experiments were conducted to study the weed flora and its influence on the yield of oil and Patchoulol by co-distillation of fresh Patchouli leaves with weed biomass at different proportions (0, 5, 10, 15 and 30%) during 2004-05 and 2005-06. The survey of weeds commonly growing in patchouli...

  • Postemergence Corn Herbicide Considerations.  // Corn & Soybean Digest Exclusive Insight;5/18/2012, p2 

    The article reports on the need for corn growers in the U.S. to consider postemergence herbicide applications. Purdue Extension weed specialist Travis Legleiter cites the availability of herbicides beyond glyphosate products for weed control in corn. Legleiter advises farmers to follow the most...

  • Planting, Herbicides and Farm Programs. Thiesse, Kent // Corn & Soybean Digest Exclusive Insight;5/22/2012, p5 

    The article offers updates on the corn and soybean planting season across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa as of May 2012. The average air temperature and precipitation recorded by the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca are provided. The article mentions...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics