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Phyto-recurrent selection: a tree improvement strategy for selecting genotypes used in phytoremediation

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Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Bauer, Edmund O.

Year Published

2006

Publication

In: Seventh biennial conference of the short rotation woody crops operations working group: short rotation woody crop production systems for wood products, bioenergy and environmental services; 2006 September 25-28; Pasco, WA: 54.

Abstract

The success of using Populus and Salix for phytoremediation has prompted further use of leachate as a combination of irrigation and fertilization for the trees. A common protocol for such efforts has been to utilize a limited number of readily-available genotypes with decades of deployment in other applications, such as fiber or windbreaks. However, it may be possible to increase phytoremediation success with proper genotypic screening and selection, followed by the field establishment of clones that exhibited favorable potential for clean-up of specific contaminants. There is an overwhelming need for testing and subsequent deployment of diverse Populus and Salix genotypes, given current availability of clonal material and the inherent genetic variation among and within these genera.

Citation

Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Bauer, Edmund O. 2006. Phyto-recurrent selection: a tree improvement strategy for selecting genotypes used in phytoremediation. In: Seventh biennial conference of the short rotation woody crops operations working group: short rotation woody crop production systems for wood products, bioenergy and environmental services; 2006 September 25-28; Pasco, WA: 54.

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