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The soils of the proposed Santo industrial forest plantation, Vanuatu (ODNRI Bulletin 25)

The soils of the proposed Santo industrial forest plantation, Vanuatu (ODNRI Bulletin 25)

Bennett, J.G. (1989) The soils of the proposed Santo industrial forest plantation, Vanuatu (ODNRI Bulletin 25). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The soils of an area on the eastern side of the island of Espiritu Santo were assessed for suitability for the production of Cordia alliodora. The soils were strongly weathered and leached volcanic clays with properties influenced by an underlying coral shelf and a rejuvenating land surface. Soil depth and terrain constraints affect the most dissected parts of the area while chemical infertility occurs in the older soils. However throughout the greater part of the area potassium deficiency is the only likely constraint to Cordia growth.

Item Type: Working Paper
Additional Information: [1] ISBN 0-85954-253-X [2] Acknowledgements: The assistance of the Forest Research Officer, Mr. Adrian Barrance, and the staff of the Vanuatu Forest Service, is gratefully acknowledged. The chemical analyses were carried out by the laboratory of the Institute of Natural Resources of the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Espiritu Santo, forest plantation, Vanuatu, soil assessment
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 12:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11106

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