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Survival and growth of Nauclea diderrichii and Pericopsis elata in monoculture and mixed-species plots in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Addo-Danso, S. D.
dc.contributor.author Bosu, P. P.
dc.contributor.author Nkrumah, E. E.
dc.contributor.author Pelz, D. R.
dc.contributor.author Coke, S. A.
dc.contributor.author Adu-Bredu, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-16T13:41:36Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-16T13:41:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Addo-Danso, S. D., Bosu, P. P., Nkrumah, E. E., Pelz, D. R., Coke, S. A., & Adu-Bredu, S. (2012). Survival and growth of Nauclea diderrichii and Pericopsis elata in monoculture and mixed-species plots in Ghana. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 37-45. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1777
dc.description.abstract Nauclea diderrichii and Pericopsis elata are valuable timber species which are attacked by Orygmophora mediofoveata and Lamprosema lateritialis respectively in plantations. This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of mixed-species planting on survival and growth of these species. The two species (N. diderrichii and P. elata) and three other species (Albizia adianthifolia, Terminalia superba and Tetrapleura tetraptera) were planted in various mixtures. Their survival and growth were monitored for 60 months. Generally, survival and growth performance of P. elata and N. diderrichii were not affected by planting schemes. Trees of both species grew as well in monocultures as they did in mixed stands. Block effect had impact on survival of P. elata and height growth of N. diderrichii. This indicated the importance of local site variability on survival and growth of the two species. While no significant differences in survival and growth were recorded between monoculture and mixed stands of the two timber species, the socio-economic and ecological advantages of mixtures provide sufficient justification to encourage mixed-species plantations. Nauclea diderrichii dan Pericopsis elata merupakan spesies kayu berharga yang masing-masing diserang oleh Orygmophora mediofoveata dan Lamprosema lateritialis di ladang. Kajian ini bertujuan untuk menilai kesan penanaman spesies campur terhadap kemandirian dan pertumbuhan kedua-dua spesies pokok. Kedua-dua spesies (N. diderrichii dan P. elata) dan tiga spesies lain (Albizia adianthifolia, Terminalia superba dan Tetrapleura tetraptera) ditanam dalam kombinasi berbeza. Kemandirian dan pertumbuhan pokok dipantau selama 60 bulan. Umumnya, kemandirian dan pertumbuhan P. elata dan N. diderrichii tidak dipengaruhi oleh skema penanaman. Kedua-dua spesies tumbuh dengan baik sama ada ditanam secara monokultur atau spesies campur. Blok mempengaruhi kemandirian P. elata dan ketinggian N. diderrichii. Ini menandakan yang tapak mempengaruhi kemandirian dan pertumbuhan kedua-dua spesies. Walaupun kemandirian dan pertumbuhan ladang monokultur tidak berbeza daripada ladang spesies campur, ladang campuran adalah digalakkan disebabkan kelebihan sosio-ekonomi dan ekologinya. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Tropical Forest Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 24;1
dc.subject Albizia adianthifolia en_US
dc.subject Tetrapleura tetraptera en_US
dc.subject Terminalia superba en_US
dc.subject Orygmophora mediofoveata en_US
dc.subject Lamprosema lateritialis en_US
dc.subject herbivory en_US
dc.subject facilitation en_US
dc.subject local site variability en_US
dc.title Survival and growth of Nauclea diderrichii and Pericopsis elata in monoculture and mixed-species plots in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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