Heartwood rot identification and impact in Sandalwood (Santalum album).


The project will identify the fungus that is causing the heartwood rot in Santalum album at the Frank Wise Institute in Kununurra and the impact the fungal disease is having on the heartwood oil content of Santalum album trees. Furthermore a nondestructive technique using electrical waves for heartwood and heartwood rot measurement within the bole of the tree will be assessed.


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Forest Products Commission

Objective Summary

Identification of the heartwood rot disease in Santalum album. Impact of the disease on heartwood oil production. Assess a nondestructive system for measuring heartwood and any rot that may occur within the tree bole.

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Project Start Date

Monday, June 15, 2009

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Industry building and connectivity


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Heartwood Rot Identification and Impact in Sandalwood (Santalum album)