Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Improved tools to predict fertiliser response and profitability in softwood plantations across Australia. Component 2: Eastern Australia

ProFert is a decision support tool for assisting plantation growers in predicting growth responses to and financial performance of fertiliser use. It provides a financial analysis of the profitability of fertiliser use in softwood plantations over an entire rotation. The aim of this project is to further develop and calibrate ProFert for softwood plantations across Australia. This requires a variety of activities in different regions. In Queensland, a series of fertiliser experiments will be established to assess responsiveness of hybrid tropical pines to post-thinning fertiliser; in the south east, new plots will be established and existing experiments remeasured to refine and validate existing relationships in ProFert and assess the potential to use remote sensing data as inputs for the model. This project links to a parallel sub-project in WA where existing data from an extensive trial network will be used to parameterise ProFert for use there.

Project date

3 Dec 2018-28 Feb 2022

Principal investigator

Barrie May

Research organisation

TreeMod

Project led by

Multiple industries
Forestry Natural capital assets Other rural industries

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to …

Multiple industries
Forestry Natural capital assets Other rural industries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

Logo for Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Focus areas

Industries

Technology areas

Related research projects

Search all research projects
Logo for Unlocking Financial Innovation in Forest Products with Natural Capital
Multiple industries

Unlocking Financial Innovation in Forest Products with Natural Capital

Natural capital is the soil, air, water biodiversity and land resources that underpin food and fibre production. The forest industry …
  • Led by

    Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

  • Start date

    15 Feb 2019

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Have questions?

Find out how we can help you.

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions on research projects, commercial opportunities, organisations and more. 

Still have questions or have feedback on the site? Please get in touch by completing our enquiry form.