Project final report

Management strategies for Acacia plantation diseases in Indonesia and Vietnam - Final report

Date released
24 November 2021
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Editors: Morag Glen, Caroline Mohammed


This project aimed to reduce the impacts of current productivity limiting diseases of Acacia plantations and build capacity and collaboration on forest health in Indonesia, Vietnam and neighbouring SE Asian countries. In tropical Southeast (SE) Asia, plantation forests of Australian acacia and eucalypt species now exceed seven million hectares. They are managed on short rotations, typically 5–8 years, for wood production. Their main purpose is to supply wood for the wood processing industries throughout the region, so their productivity is of critical importance to the region. Global trends indicate that non-native hardwood species established as plantations will be challenged by increasing numbers of disease and pest problems.

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