Management of soil, nutrition and water in tropical plantation forests

Date released
31 December 1996
Publication Code

E K Nambiar, Sandanandan & Alan G Brown (eds)


Although some plantation forests have grown successfully for hundreds of years, most experience is from temperate environments. The subtropics and tropics often pose special problems for sustained high production. Because well-managed plantations appear to offer prospects of both augmenting wood supplies and improving the environment, there is global recognition of the need to provide the best possible footing for plantation forestry in the subtropics and tropics. This book draws together the factors relevant to management of soil, water and nutrients for sustained productivity of such plantations.