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Four landing biomass recovery case studies in New Zealand clear-cut pine plantations
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2010)
New Zealand forest operations are primarily based on large scale pine plantation clear-cuts. Previous studies have shown that relatively large volumes of woody biomass residues accumulate at the landings. This includes ...
An expert system for automatically pruning vines
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory, 2012)
Vine pruning is an important part of vineyard management, and pruning is the most expensive task in the vineyard which has not yet been automated. Every year, most new canes must be removed from the vine, and the choice ...
Land Use Zoning Based on a World Soils and Terrain Digital Database Study to Conserve the Brazil-Nut Forests in Bolivia's Amazonia
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
Botanists have long recognized the western Amazon forests as the area of origin of Brazil-nut (Bertholletia excelsa) and many other tree-crop species. As increasingly large areas of these forests in Bolivia’s Amazonian ...
Forest yield maps from GNSS-enabled harvester StanForD files: preliminary concepts
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2016)
Background: The stand productivity of fast-growing forest plantation varies across short distances depending on site and forest characteristics. This indicates that forest management would benefit from a site-specific ...
Basic density of radiata pine in New Zealand: genetic and environmental factors
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2011)
Wood basic density is among the selection criteria for many fast-grown tree species, including Pinus radiata D. Don in New Zealand. Basic density was assessed in 23,330 stem cores from 18 trials to study the heritability, ...
Less hot air in the greenhouse, please!
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2006)
The digital forest : geospatial technologies in urban forest management
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2012)
Methodologies for setting timber harvesting rates.
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2007)
Timber harvesting has always been a major business cost component for forest owners and or forest management companies. One major development in improving harvesting efficiency was the recognition that using independent ...
Compromises in the genetic evaluation system of radiata pine in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2014)