|Vortrag Köhn, Fichte, Stettin 2005:|
|Income Options in Using Landscapes for the Production of Industrial and Energy Timber in Plantations – A report of practical experience|
Due to the changing conditions in agricultural policy of the European Union the opportunities to change production modes towards timber plantations to produce timber for industry and energy purposes on agricultural land become feasible. This is in line with support strategies against climate change. Public and private research is now focussing on the viability and economic feasibility of stock growth. The paper reports on private initiated and conducted research and practise. The results are promising and show that the grow of timber on agricultural land offers many options for wise soil and stock management that may be all in one economic profitable, ecologically sound and climate protecting. Moreover, using combined strategies of use may open good options for farmers who are willing to diversify their business as well as for the timber industry and energy business. The paper provides an overview about different species and varieties of plants to grow, landscape management schemes and the economics behind.