Features of planations

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  • Main features of tropical plantations
    • _____ ____
      • Existing forest will be removed to provide land
    • MONOCULTURE
      • Easier to manage if single species is grown
      • _______ ______ are similar so harvesting is easier
      • Lower wildlife value than _______ due to low biodiversity
    • SPECIES SELECTION
      • Species that are grown are _____ value e.g. teak
        • Often exotic non-indigenous species
      • _______ pest attack and wildlife
    • SELECTIVE BREEDING
      • Usually grown for desirable characteristics e.g. _______, pest resistance and fast growth
      • Reduced ______ _____ will ensure similar growth rates and physical properties
      • Less chance of disease as only one species but if disease did occur, the _______ of the trees will be affected

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