Project final report
Advanced breeding and deployment methods for tropical acacias - final report
This project built on a substantial body of work in Vietnam in the breeding of acacia species and hybrids, which enhanced the production of high-value germplasm required to meet the Government of Vietnam's objectives for an expanded plantation estate for sawlog and fibre production.
Vietnam now has an acacia plantation estate of over 400,000 ha, including over 150,000 ha of clonal Acacia mangium X A. auriculiformis (A. hybrid), whose large-scale operational use has been pioneered by Vietnamese scientists.
This project comprised a key element in a suite of linked ACIAR projects designed to underpin the sustainability of, and adding value to, Vietnam's acacia and eucalypt plantation estates, and the processing industries based on them.