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Effect of two vs. three year harvest intervals on yields of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow

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dc.contributor.author Johnston, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Linda R.E.
dc.contributor.author McCracken, Alistair R.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-23T11:21:39Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-23T11:21:39Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-24
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12518/407
dc.identifier.citation Johnston, C.R., Walsh, L.R. and McCracken, A.R. (2022) ‘Effect of two vs. three year harvest intervals on yields of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow’, Biomass and Bioenergy. Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2021.10630 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0961-9534
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2021.106303
dc.description Published online: Accepted - 14 November 2021; Published online - 24 November 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract Five genotypes of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow: ‘Beagle’ ((S. viminalis ‘L810203’ x viminalis ‘L81102’) x ‘Astrid’ x male parent unknown), ‘Olof’ (S. viminalis ‘Bowles Hybrid’) x ((S. schwerinii ‘L79069’) x ((S. viminalis ‘L78195’ x viminalis ‘L78101’) ‘Orm’) ‘Bjorn’). ‘Ashton Stott’ (S.viminalis ‘Bowles Hybrid’) x S.dasyclados ‘Korso’, ‘Tora’ (S. schwerinii ‘L79069’) x ((S. viminalis ‘L78195’ x viminalis ‘L78101’) ‘Orm’), and ‘Torhild’ ((S. schwerinii ‘79,069’) x ((S. viminalis) x S. viminalis ‘L78195’ x viminalis ‘L78101’)) ‘Orm’) ‘Tora’) x ((S.viminalis ‘L78195’ x viminalis ‘L78101’) ‘Orm’) were grown in large mono-plots or within plots of intimate mixtures. Over a seven year period half of the plots were harvested on a two-year harvest cycle (three harvests) and the rest on a three-year harvest cycle (two harvests). At the end of this 7 year trial period there were no significant differences between total dry weights or stool survival, irrespective of harvest interval. With the realisation of the importance of this finding for more regular crop management practices, the experiment was continued for a further six years allowing for a further round of two and three year harvests. Results suggest that there ultimately are yield penalties, although these may be minimised by careful and appropriate clonal selection. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland (DAERA). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights © 2021 Elsevier Ltd This manuscript is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (https://creativecommons purposes, provided the author and source are cited. en_US
dc.subject SRC Willow en_US
dc.subject Salix en_US
dc.subject Genotype en_US
dc.subject Harvest interval en_US
dc.subject Biomass en_US
dc.subject Yield en_US
dc.title Effect of two vs. three year harvest intervals on yields of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted 2021-11-14
dcterms.dateSubmitted 2021-06-05

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