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Inspecting wire ropes and end connectors on winch-assist machines
Cable-assist operations, where a timber harvesting machine is lowered down steep slopes supported by a winch on an anchor machine, are becoming commonplace to address issues of safety and productivity on steep terrain in ...
Tolerance of Hylurgus ligniperda (F.)(Coleoptera: Scolytinae) and Arhopalus ferus(Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) to ionising radiation: a comparison with existing generic radiation phytosanitary treatments
Background: Irradiation is accepted as a phytosanitary treatment for horticultural products by many countries. Irradiation is a potential alternative to chemical fumigation for wood products; however, data supporting its ...
Using hybrid physiological/mensurational modelling to predict site index of Pinus sylvestris L. in Sweden: a pilot study
Precision and bias of a model designed to predict site index of Scots pine (P. sylvestris L.) from site variables in Sweden were tested using data from 1985 inventory plots. The model was biased and relatively imprecise ...
Durable Eucalypts on Drylands: Protecting and Enhancing Value
The workshop “Durable Eucalypts on Drylands: Protecting and Enhancing Value” was held on the 19 April 2017 at the Marlborough Research Centre in Blenheim. On the 20 April 2017 a field visit followed to one of the NZ ...
Validation of ultrasonic velocity estimates of wood properties in discs of radiata pine
Background: Measurement of microfibril angle (MFA) in the S2 layer of the cell walls of wood using speed of sound in wood has become a common way to estimate wood stiffness and stability. Measurements across the radius ...