Graeme Sweet

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Gas exchange and water relations were investigated in Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides (Hook. f.) Poole (mountain beech) and Nothofagus menziesii (Hook. f.) Oerst (silver beech) seedlings in response to water stress and waterlogging. At soil matric potentials (Psi(soil)) above -0.005 MPa, N. solandri had significantly higher photosynthetic rates (A),(More)
Textures are commonly used to enhance the representation of shape in non-photorealistic rendering applications such as medical drawings. Textures that have elongated linear elements appear to be superior to random textures in that they can, by the way they conform to the surface, reveal the surface shape. We observe that shape following hache marks commonly(More)
Gibberellin A(4/7) mixture (GA(4/7)), a highly effective promoter of early and enhanced flowering in the Pinaceae, caused a significant reallocation of dry matter and (14)C-photosynthate within terminal buds of Pinus radiata D. Don within 8 days of hormone treatment. Treatment with GA(4/7) to terminal shoots of vigorous, potentially flowering mature grafted(More)
Quantitative field measurements of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and biomass production by four different understorey pastures in a Pinus radiata-pasture agroforestry system were determined over a period of one year. The trees were two years old at the beginning of this study and the understorey pastures were being cut and removed for silage. The BNF(More)
This paper reviews the role of seed orchards as output systems for genetic improvement programs. In this paper, technological changes since the 1950s are examined, with emphasis on recent developments. The need to equate the type of seed orchard to the type of forestry practiced is recognized, as is the significance of the relationship between seed orchards(More)
Observations and records collected over a six-year period show that, in a seed orchard of Pinus radiata at Kaingaroa Forest, approximately half of all female strobili initiated abort during the first year after pollination. For an average clone this process of conelet drop starts at the time of receptivity, reaches a peak some four to six weeks later, and(More)