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Alternanthera nana R.Br. nursery sowing-time influences Santalum album L. growth following field planting

McComb, J.A. and Radomiljac, A.M. (1998) Alternanthera nana R.Br. nursery sowing-time influences Santalum album L. growth following field planting. In: A.M. Radomiljac, H.S. Ananthapadmanabho, R.M. Welboum and K. Satyanarayana Rao, 1998. Sandal and Its Products. Proceedings of an International Seminar, 18 - 19 December, Bangalore, India pp. 50-53.

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Abstract

In past pot-host selection experiments the benefit of pot-hosts for Santalum has usually been assessed during and at the end of the period of growth under nursery conditions. Our results with S. album and the pot-host Alternanthera nana show that, compared with the carry-over effects after field establishment, effects on growth during this period are insignificant. The benefit of the presence of the pot-host was increased survival and growth of S. album in the field. Further, the timing of the introduction of A. nana to the S. album pot during the nursery phase was critical. Under the climatic conditions at Kununurra, Western Australia, S. album grown together with A. nana for 109 days before field planting showed maximum survival (98%), and those in combination for 134 days showed maximum growth six months after being planted into the field in June.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Copyright: © Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24246
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