Silviculture 836

Module code FOR 836
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Understand the development of modern plantation forestry.  Commercial plantation species.  Forest pests and diseases.  Forestry site classification.  Basis of forestry rotation length (economics, biological, wood quality).  Effect of silvicultural practices on wood quality (managing wood quality).  Forestry management regimes for different species and end products. Pros and cons of plantation forestry on the environment.  Fire management.  Propagation techniques for forestry systems and bio-renewable resources, ecological basis of silviculture and fire management systems.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 web-based period per week, 20 discussion classes per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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