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Table 5 Management practices and related costs for Eucalyptus grandis and E. benthamii (costs based on Dooley and Barlow [25])

From: A spatially explicit approach to modeling biological productivity and economic attractiveness of short-rotation woody crops in the eastern USA

Yeara Activity Cost, $US ha−1
0 Spot raking 99
0 Chemical site prep 161
0 Single pass bed 210
0 Weeding 86
0 Planting (1730 stems ha−1) 605
11 Weeding 124
11 Nitrogen fertilizer (45 kg ha−1) 96
22 Nitrogen fertilizer (179 kg ha−1) 388
44 Nitrogen fertilizer (224 kg ha−1) 484
55 Harvestb  
0 Shearing (after each harvest) 222
  1. aIndicates the year of each rotation
  2. bHarvesting occurs at ages 5, 10, and 15