The New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative (NZDFI) is a commercially-oriented research and development project. It aims to develop genetically improved planting stock and management systems for ground-durable eucalypt species suited to New Zealand’s dryland regions.

 First clonal material planted in new trial sites

NZDFI's  first clonal E.bosistoana  has been planted out in several of the eight new trial sites to be established this spring. The clonal plants are the first of their kind in New Zealand, and have been grown in the purpose-built propagation facility at Proseed's Amberley base.The plants are now growing in a new clonal breeding population in Marlborough, and in  demonstration trials in Northland, Taupo and Hawke’s Bay. 

Read more about our propagation research. 

 Photo: Staff check clonal E. bosistoana in Proseed's new propagation facility before planting. 

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