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The chestnut in Spain


The chestnut in Spain
The chestnut in Spain

J. Elorrieta y Artaza

Affiliation: Instituto Forestal de Investigaciones y Experiencias (IFIE)

Biography: Not available

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J. Elorrieta y Artaza

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Publication year: 1949

Language: Spanish, with summaries in English, French and German

Subjects: Agricultural, Forestry

Collection: IFIE Publications

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In the first part, the author discusses the botanical aspect of Castanea sativa, mentioning the most important varieties existing in Galicia and the Basque province. The second part is devoted to silvicultural aspects, describing in detail the masses exploited as high forest and coppice, the latter offering hoop and stave material for the cooperage. The most convenient rotation systems are discussed. Special mention is made of the pollarded masses in Galicia, given the social importance they have there; the different methods of sowing and planting, nursery work and seed selection are also described. The third part offers a description of the so-called «castañarejos», that is, masses exploited for their nuts, giving full details of their culture, grafting, fruit production and regeneration. The fourth part specifies the most important uses of timber and fruit, with special mention of the stave fabrication and the different kinds of packing used in Andalusia and Catalonia. The last part deals with pathologic aspects referring to the two principal chestnut diseases, viz. the ink disease, due to attacks of the fungus Phytophthora cambivora, and the American chestnut blight, caused by Endothia parasitica. A plan of control and reafforestation of the Spanish masses is exposed, according to the latest experiences obtained by breeding and crossing of the common chestnut with the Chinese chestnut C. mollissima and the Japanese chestnut C. crenata, both resistant to these diseases.

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Physical Description : 17x24; 311 p.; il

Publication: Madrid : Instituto Forestal de Investigaciones y Experiencias (IFIE), 1949

Reference INIA: IFIE BO-048

Other data of interest: - INIA. Servicio de Publicaciones. Ctra Coruña km 7,5. 28040 MADRID. Contact: distri@inia.es. Tel: (34) 91-3471493.

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