Woody crops progam update

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Woody crops progam update

  1. 1. CRC for Future Farm Industries…New woody crops 1
  2. 2. Woody Crop Research Paul Turnbull Woody Crops Program Leader The Future Farm Industries CRC Paul.Turnbull@dpi.vic.gov.au Ph 0409 402 179 Presented at SA Symposia Bridging Productivity and Sustainability 22 June 2010 2
  3. 3. Woody Crop Research – part of a network seeking a future mallee biomass industry 3
  4. 4. CRC’s Woody Crop Program Breeding – Richard Mazanec Water and Nutrient Sustainability Gen 2 – Daniel Mendham D i l M dh Harvesting Systems – Peter Zurzolo Biomass Sustainability Studies – Amir Abadi 4
  5. 5. Breeding Trial Site Breeding Short Cycle Woody Crops – Richard Mazanec Seed orchard in flower Drummartin Trial Oct 2009 5 Glass house cuttings
  6. 6. 2009 Planting Season 18 864 trees planted + buffers total > 12 ha Estimated 25-30% gain in leaf cineole g concentration (against trial average) 3 8% 3-8% gain in Biomass 6
  7. 7. E. polybractea coppice 7
  8. 8. Cuttings in mist house 8
  9. 9. E. Polybractea cutting age 6 weeks 9
  10. 10. Root development at 6 weeks 10
  11. 11. 2010 Cuttings Program 18/20 new clones captured in 2009/10 thus far. Overall 23% strike rate to date Up from 6% i 2009 U f in 11
  12. 12. 1 yr Old Clones 12
  13. 13. 2009/2010 program More E. polybractea clones to be captured t d E. loxophleba lissophloia 3 trials - 125 families E. loxophleba g p gratiae 3 trials – 90 families Mallee species trials Victoria (advisory role) A. saligna coppicing trial Atriplex At i l papers 13
  14. 14. Future emphasis Eucalyptus polybractea Acacia saligna Eucalyptus loxophleba ssp lissophloia Eucalyptus loxophleba ssp gratiae E. viridis (green mallee) E. porosa (mallee box) E. cneorifolia (Kangaroo Island narrow-leaved mallee) E. bakeri (Bakers mallee northern Nsw - southern Qld) 14
  15. 15. FP18/Gen2 project: Daniel Mendham Management of nutrients and water for high mallee biomass supply 15
  16. 16. Nutrients and water for mallee biomass supply Support from 2nd Generation Biofuels fund – part of DRET Our project is Task 1 of a larger 6-task project being led by Curtin University Project team CSIRO Daniel Mendham, Rick Bennett, Gary Ogden, Georg Wiehl DEC John Bartle, Adam Peck, Wally Edgecombe, Matt Forbes , , y g , UWA Mark Tibbett, Alana Shedley, Keith Smettem DAFWA Kim Brooksbank, Rob Sudmeyer Time frame Project started in 2009, ends in June 2012 16
  17. 17. Nutrients and water for mallee biomass supply Project structure • Nutrient sustainability • Physiological sustainability • Changes in nutrient pools • Coppicing frequency • Changes in nutrient dynamics g y • Harvest season • Responses to nutrients • Water sustainability • Soil water depletion • Competitive sustainability • Water harvesting • Interactions with ag. • Integration and modelling g g Knowledge and tools to support sustainable 17 mallee production
  18. 18. Harvesting – supply chain to processing – P t Zurzolo Peter Z l Woody crop production Harvest Chip Transport Processing g Products: 1. Biofuel or Bioenergy 2. Biochar 3. Cineole 4. Co-products and biomaterials 5. Sequestered carbon 18
  19. 19. Biomass Feasibility Studies Amir Abadi 19
  20. 20. Woody Crops Farming System 20

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