365 days in the life of a baby Eucalyptus
EUCALYPTOLOGICS frequently receives inquiries from amenity growers and horticulturalists around the world wanting to experiment with Eucalyptus at nursery stage in their homes or gardens. Eucalyptus propagation is relatively easy compared to other plant types, and quite rewarding with a minimum of care. But when doing it for a first time it is always nice to have some aid to know if things are going okay!
Eucalyptus propagation from seed at industrial scale follows the same basic logical steps depicted above. It simply needs refining several processes with the aid of specific technology to increase efficiency and reduce timeframes in order to match operational planting schedules.
In addition, after some 50 years of formal breeding and domestication, industrial scale vegetative propagation of Eucalyptus at clonal nurseries (rooted cuttings of elite stock) and/or laboratories (micropropagation of advanced breeding generations) has become increasingly common and contributes to a more efficient and sustainable timber production at cultivated Eucalyptus forests around the world.
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