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Agricultural overproduction in the 1986-89 period led to abandoned farmland. This encouraged intensive forestry research on fast-growing species such as poplar, alder and Quercus rubra. INRA's improvement programme, described in this paper, concentrated on preparing new, permanently-renewed poplar clones for the next decades, adapted to high planting density and leaf-disease tolerance. Three types of alder are being evaluated in different French regions and have a strong future in mixed species stands. Further cloning projects on other species are also described.

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Authors: TEISSIER DU CROS E, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Centre de Recherches d'Orléans, Olivet (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13023 EN-FR (1990) 145 pp., MF, ECU 8, blow-up copy ECU 18.75
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