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Chapter 9 - Silvicultural Standards

  • 9.1 Species Selection
  • 9.2 Soil Analysis
  • 9.3 Provenance Selection
  • 9.3.1 Accepted Seed Origins/Provenances
  • 9.4 EU Forest Reproductive Material Regulations
  • 9.5 EU Plant Health Regulations
  • 9.5.1 Plants originating in Ireland and other EU Countries
  • 9.5.2 Plants originating in non-EU countries
  • 9.6 Conifer Mixtures
  • 9.7 Drainage
  • 9.7.1 General Drainage Objectives
  • 9.7.2 'Flat' difficult to drain areas
  • 9.7.3 Drainage and Cultivation Plan
  • 9.7.4 Drain types
  • 9.7.5 Sediment Control and Management
  • 9.8 Woody Vegetation Clearing and Burning
  • 9.9 Ground Cultivation
  • 9.9.1 Cultivation Methods
  • 9.9.2 Mounding
  • 9.9.3 Ripping
  • 9.9.4 Moling
  • 9.9.5 Double Mould Board (D.M.B.) Ploughing
  • 9.9.6 Scarifying
  • 9.9.7 Agricultural Ploughing (double furrow)
  • 9.9.8 Planting Machines
  • 9.10 Stocking and Spacing
  • 9.11 Plant Quality
  • 9.12 Plant Handling
  • 9.12.1 General Plant Handling Issues
  • 9.12.2 Using Co-extruded plastic bags
  • 9.13 Lifting and Planting Dates
  • 9.13.1 Cold Store Plants
  • 9.14 Fertiliser Application
  • 9.14.1 General
  • 9.14.2 Phosphate
  • 9.14.3 Potassium
  • 9.14.4 Broadleaves
  • 9.14.5 Sites 'in check'
  • 9.14.6 Prevention of sedimentation of aquatic zones
  • 9.14.7 Storage of Fertiliser
  • 9.14.8 Aerial Fertilisation

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  • 9.15 Fencing
  • 9.15.1 General
  • 9.15.2 Fencing wire and netting
  • 9.16 Fire

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  • 9.17 Weed Control
  • 9.18 Standards at Year 4
  • 9.18.1 General
  • 9.18.2 Stocking levels
  • 9.18.3 Fertility
  • 9.18.4 Fences, Roads, Firebreaks, Drains, Sediment traps, etc.
  • 9.18.5 Formative shaping
  • 9.18.6 Pests and Diseases

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