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    Author(s): Norman H. Pillsbury; Nelson L. Ayers
    Date: 1983
    Source: In: Standiford, Richard B; Ledig, F Thomas, technical coordinators. Proceedings of a work-shop on Eucalyptus in California, June 14-16, 1983, Sacramento, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW 69. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 86-89
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    A 17.5-acre non-irrigated biomass energy plantation has been established near San Luis Obispo. This joint California Polytechnic State University - California Department of Forestry project is measuring plot growth response of seven eucalyptus species for three spacing trials and for the effect of fertilization. All study plots are replicated. Site preparation strategy, planting, and maintenance and protection problems are discussed. The most important problem is the heavy weed growth. Herbicides and mechanical methods were used to control competing vegetation. A continuous effort is necessary for successful plantation establishment - especially during the first year.

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    Pillsbury, Norman H.; Ayers, Nelson L. 1983. Establishing a Eucalyptus energy plantation on the central coast of California. In: Standiford, Richard B; Ledig, F Thomas, technical coordinators. Proceedings of a work-shop on Eucalyptus in California, June 14-16, 1983, Sacramento, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW 69. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 86-89

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