Sorbus domestica and Sorbus torminalis: noble hardwoods to be exploited [Lombardy]  [2006]

Piagnani, M.C. Bassi, D.

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Sorbus domestica (service tree) and S. torminalis (wild service tree) are characterised by slow growth and adaptability to low fertility soil. They are interesting for forestry, ornamental and food purposes and particularly important for timber production as the price of their wood is extremely high and its demand is increasing on the European market. Sorbus spp. are traditionally propagated by seed, thus yielding a wide variability of the progeny. The use of in vitro culture as a tool of vegetative propagation could allow both the large-scale production of interesting genotypes and the exploitation of any carry over effects of the technique, particularly in term of increased vigour of the ex in vitro plants. This research is aimed at finding Sorbus torminalis and S. domestica distinctive individuals, collecting seeds and vegetative material to perform germination and micropropagation trials. Seedlings are grown in selection fields, monitored and selected for the best growth performances, form and stem characteristics. The ones showing the desired traits undergo in vitro propagation with the goal to provide material to set up pilot fields, in areas with differing pedoclimatic conditions, for testing timber properties. A seedling orchard of S. torminalis was established in 2003 at the Experimental Farm of the Department of Crop Production, University of Milan. The objective of this orchard is the production of selected plus trees mainly based on trunk form
traits and fast growth. Seedlings growth measures recorded at pre-plantation and after two years in the field are reported. Some significant correlations between pre-plantation and post-plantation growth data are shown

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  • sperimentazione in campo
  • diametro
  • messa a dimora
  • siembra
  • field experimentation
  • diametre
  • research projects
  • projet de recherche
  • diameter
  • metodos estadisticos
  • arboles maderables
  • germinacion
  • lombardie
  • lombardia
  • crescita: metodi statistici
  • height
  • crecimiento
  • tige
  • progetti di ricerca
  • sampling
  • tallos
  • plantacion
  • fusti
  • germination
  • altura
  • lombardy
  • statistical methods
  • stems
  • forest mensuration
  • seed
  • croissance
  • methode statistique
  • semence
  • echantillonnage
  • plantation
  • germinazione
  • semillas
  • alberi da legname
  • semina
  • seme
  • altezza
  • hauteur
  • experimentation au champ
  • campionamento
  • dendrometria
  • arbre pour bois de construction
  • ensemencement
  • dendrometrie
  • experimentacion en campo
  • sowing
  • proyectos de investigacion
  • timber trees
  • planting
  • growth
  • muestra
  • sorbus torminalis

Other information

Language : Italian

Type : Conference

In AGRIS since : 2007

Volume : 13

Issue : 2

Start Page : 127

End Page : 131

All titles :

" Il sorbo da legno; una risorsa da valorizzare [Lombardia] "

" Sorbus domestica and Sorbus torminalis: noble hardwoods to be exploited [Lombardy] "