Summary: New research project on Eucalyptus development under several irrigation regimes
Keywords:Eucalyptus, irrigation, field trials
Next March, 1995 a new research project will be started in Chile to assess Eucalyptus development under different irrigation regimes (frequencies and water depths applied, as % of ETp). The main objective is oriented to see if we can reduce by a year or two the time span needed from planting to tree maturity (for cellulose pulp production), and to evaluate if irrigated areas closer to pulp mills are suitable for Eucalyptus enhanced growth.
We will appreciate information on similar studies carried on in the past or under development now, to share experiences and data, to select appropiate field treatments.
I have no previous experience with forest trees, but my main research is related to irrigation and fertigation of fruit orchards and tablegrape plantations under controlled drip irrigation. The possibility to visit research facilities is considered on the budget, and also the visit to Chile of foreing specialists can be arranged.
Luis A. Gurovich
School of Agronomy and Forestry
Universidad Catolica de Chile
P. O. Box 306 - 22 Santiago - Chile
Telephone 562 552 2375 ext. 4102
Fax: 562 552 6005
e-mail: lgurovic at tronador.puc.cl