Eucalyptus under irrigation

Luis Gurovich lgurovic at
Wed Dec 28 16:50:11 EST 1994

Summary: New research project on Eucalyptus development under several
irrigation regimes
Keywords:Eucalyptus, irrigation, fiel 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 forst 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
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


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