California Agriculture Online
California Agriculture Home  >   Volume 42   >   Number 6  >   Viewing Expanded Abstract

peer-reviewed research article

Maximum biomass yields on prime agricultural land

authors

Roy M. Sachs
Jerry Ripperda
Glen Forister
George Miller
Poonipope Kasemsap
Maureen Murphy
John Beyl

publication information

California Agriculture 42(6):23-24. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v042n06p23. November-December 1988.

abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:

To compete with tree and row crops on California's prime agricultural lands, biomass yields may have to exceed 20 dry tons per acre per year at a market price of & 30 per dry ton. The results we report here for a selected clone of Eucalyptus camaldulensis (river red gum), grown in an intensively managed plantation at 2,719 trees per acre, suggest that the required yield can be exceeded by the third year after planting. A clone of E. grandis (rose gum) would probably give similar yields.