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
Forest Products Commission
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.
Project Start Date
Monday, June 15, 2009
Project Completion Date
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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