Heart rot and root rot in tropical Acacia plantations

Date released
23 October 2006
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Karina Potter, Anto Rimbawanto and Chris Beadle (eds)


Fast-growing hardwood plantations are increasingly important to the economies of many countries around the Pacific rim, including Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Indonesia has been at the forefront of the domestication of Australian acacias, with an emphasis on fibre, pulp, paper and solid-wood products. However, fungal heart rot and root rot threaten plantations and could seriously impact on the industry.