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Southern Tree Breeding Association Inc. Australia’s Premier Tree Breeding Cooperative Not for Profit Association (No taxation) Registered Research Agency (125% R&D tax deduction) Mission

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Southern tree breeding association inc

Southern Tree Breeding Association Inc

  • Australia’s Premier Tree Breeding Cooperative

  • Not for Profit Association (No taxation)

  • Registered Research Agency (125% R&D tax deduction)

  • Mission

  • Breed genetically improved material to maximise genetic and economic gain per unit time and cost in members’ plantations.

  • Tree Improvement = Breeding and Deployment


History
History

  • Incorporated 1983 – over 60 years in P. radiata

  • E. globulus breeding commenced 1990

  • Origins in Green Triangle – 4 Foundation members (Auspine, GTFP, Forestry SA & CSIRO)

  • Membership 2000 = Pine Breeding 15 Eucalypt Breeding 14

  • Overall Group Pine 649,000 ha estate 20,000 ha pa plantings Eucalypt 122,000 ha estate 45,000 ha pa plantings


Rainfall location map
Rainfall & Location Map

NZ

STBA Member/Plantation Locations



Resources

Resources

  • TreesBreeders

    • >3,000 Families

    • >500,000 Children

    • - Seeders

    • >30,000 trees

Human - 8 Permanent staff - 2 casual - 22 members


Stba individual programs
STBA individual programs

  • P radiata Breeding Program

  • E globulus Breeding Program(contributions based upon capacity to profit from improved material – size of estate and annual planting program)

  • P radiata Open Pollinated Seed Production

  • P radiata Control Pollinated Seed Production

  • E globulus Open Pollinated Seed Production

  • E globulus Mass Supplementary Pollinated Seed Production(contributions proportionally based)


Radiata pine tree improvement
Radiata Pine Tree Improvement

Breeding

R & D Services

Scions

Multiply

OP + CP

Seed Orch.

Biotech Services

TreeImprovement

Propagate

Seedlings

Cuttings

(TC and SE )

Current STBA Core Business

Genetically Improved Forests


Stba members

ACT Forests

Australian Paper Pltn.

Australian Pltn. Timber

Auspine

CALM

Fletcher Challenge NZ

Forest Enterprises Group

Forestry SA

Forestry Tas.

Great Southern Pltn.

Green Triangle For.Prod.

Hancock Vic. Pltn.

Midway

Norske Skog

North Forest Products

Saxton Seed

Silvagene-Timbercorp

Treecorp

WA Plantation Resources

CSIRO

CRC

FORAD

STBA Members

Research Members


Auspine membership
Auspine Membership

  • Pine Breeding Program(contributions based upon estate size and annual plantings over 5 years)Annual Estate 38,007 haAnnual Plantings 1,528 ha

  • OP radiata Seed - 100 kgs

  • CP radiata Seed – 1 kg


The breeding cycle
THE BREEDING CYCLE

Base population

Test

Rolling Front Strategy

Select

Aim:All activities are carried out each year.

Mate

Deploy

10 –12 years Pine cycle



Pine Breeding Program

Average contribution per ha planted

All Members $14.69 per ha planted

Auspine $13.42 per ha planted

(6 year average of total contributions to total annual plantings)

Average per seedling at 1400 stems to the ha

1 cent per seedling planted


Impact of tree improvement green triangle region
Impact of Tree ImprovementGreen Triangle Region

  • 20% Genetic Gain 1999 valued at $18 million/yr

  • 35% Genetic Gain 2039 valued at $36 million/yr

  • New species and hybrids for DRY and SALINE sites.




Stba board of management
STBA Board of Management

  • Hugh Stewart Chairman (Treecorp)

  • Allan Gray (Forestry SA)

  • David Jamieson (ACT Forests)

  • Sandra Hetherington (Norske Skog)

  • Simon Penfold (HVP)

  • Richard Briedahl (WAPRES)

  • Greg Dutkowski (CRC)

    Elected 2 year term expires 30/6/2001 – Quarterly meetings


Stba technical committee

Chris Barclay - HVP

Bob Boardman - ForSA

Dr Mark Dieters - QFRI

Wolfgang Drexler - GTFP

Greg Dutkowski - CRC

Dr Colin Matheson - CSIRO

Kelsey Joyce - NET

Maarten Krygsman - APP

Helen O’Sullivan - Silvagene

Dr Jo Sasse - CFTT

Dr Charles Sorensson - FCF

Dr Richard Kerr - AGBU

STBA Technical Committee

Elected 2 year term expires 30/6/2001 – half yearly meetings



From annual wood flow 1999 2039 abare
$ from Annual Wood Flow1999 - 2039 (ABARE)



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