Influence of Harvest Age on Kraft Pulp Production for Eucalyptus globulus planted in Uruguay

  • Fernando Resquin Programa de Producción Forestal, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Tacuarembó. Ruta 5 km 386, Tacuarembó 45000, Uruguay
  • Ismael Fariña Departamento de Proyectos Forestales, Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay. Avenida Italia 6201, 11500 Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Cecilia Rachid Programa de Producción Forestal, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Tacuarembó. Ruta 5 km 386, Tacuarembó 45000, Uruguay
  • Agustín Rava Departamento de Proyectos Forestales, Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay. Avenida Italia 6201, 11500 Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Javier Doldán Departamento de Proyectos Forestales, Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay. Avenida Italia 6201, 11500 Montevideo, Uruguay.
Keywords: E.globulus, harvesting age, pulping, fibers

Abstract

Genetic materials of two E. globulus provenances (Jeeralang and Chivilingo) grown in western litoral and southeastern areas in Uruguay, with two shifts each harvest were evaluated. For each shift growth, cellulose productivity, and properties of cellulose fibers were evaluated. Age at harvest ranged from 6.6 to 10.7 years, and the period between assessments was approximately two years. In general results indicate an improvement in pulping properties, in the productive efficiency of transforming wood into pulp, and in fiber properties, with an increasing age of harvest.

Published
2021-02-09
How to Cite
1.
Resquin F, Fariña I, Rachid C, Rava A, Doldán J. Influence of Harvest Age on Kraft Pulp Production for Eucalyptus globulus planted in Uruguay. Agrociencia Uruguay [Internet]. 9Feb.2021 [cited 7Mar.2021];16(2):27-38. Available from: http://agrocienciauruguay.uy/ojs/index.php/agrociencia/article/view/536
Section
Plant production