Advanced Breeding and Deployment Methods for Tropical Acacias

Completed
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Provincial
June 1, 2009
May 31, 2014
USD 1,102,340

Project Information

This project comprises a key element in a suite of linked ACIAR projects designed to underpin the sustainability of, and add value to, Vietnam’s acacia and eucalyptus plantation estates, and the processing industries based on them.

The major objectives of the project include:

  • Design and implement an enhanced clonal production and deployment strategy to deliver an ongoing stream of tested A. hybrid clones to tree farmers throughout Viet Nam (the program will integrate appropriate breeding, seed production management, propagation and information management strategies);
  • Refine and demonstrate deployment strategies for sexually propagated A. mangium, to expand utilisation of seed from the elite selections planted in the Forest Science Institute of Viet Nam orchards; and
  • Continue development of new polyploid varieties with potential for improved wood properties and reproductive sterility.
  • It is projected that the smallholder sector could contribute an additional $14 million per annum to the GDP within 7-10 years if new hybrid clones with higher wood basic density can be developed and deployed efficiently.


Project Locations

Bac Giang

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