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Where and when are plantations established? Land-use replacement patterns of fast-growing plantations on agricultural land

Xu, Xiaoqian and Mola-Yudego, Blas (2021). Where and when are plantations established? Land-use replacement patterns of fast-growing plantations on agricultural land. Biomass and Bioenergy. 144 , 105921
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The location of fast-growing plantations for energy reveals valuable information concerning farmers' preferences and land use change patterns, necessary to have adequate environmental and economic assessments. The present study analyses the last decades' data concerning the establishment of willow, poplar and hybrid aspen plantations in Sweden. The analysis includes extension planted, a geo-statistical analysis of core location patterns, and the type of land being replaced or replacing plantations, for the period 1986-2017. The results show a steady decrease of willow plantations in recent years, which can be explained by changes in the policy framework (after 1996) and the increase in cereal prices (after 2007). The decline is partially offset by the establishment of new poplar and hybrid aspen plantations. New plantations tend to spread in southern areas; willow tends to be planted on higher productivity agricultural areas, and poplar on less productive land. There is a trend towards preferring smaller plantations (< 1 ha) versus large ones ( > 10 ha). Although many willow plantations have been established on previous cereal land (particularly on spring barley and winter wheat), this pattern changed after 2007, preferring grasses and fallow land. The latter is the most common land use replaced by poplar plantations. These shares may have important applications in economic and environmental assessments; the general spatial patterns of the main fast-growing species for biomass can provide a valid reference for the future implementation of bioenergy production systems.

Authors/Creators:Xu, Xiaoqian and Mola-Yudego, Blas
Title:Where and when are plantations established? Land-use replacement patterns of fast-growing plantations on agricultural land
Series Name/Journal:Biomass and Bioenergy
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:144
Article number:105921
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
ISSN:0961-9534
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:Energy crops, Biomass, Willow, Poplar, Hybrid aspen
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110410
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110410
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DOI10.1016/j.biombioe.2020.105921
Web of Science (WoS)000605339200002
ID Code:22120
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:04 Feb 2021 13:23
Metadata Last Modified:04 Feb 2021 13:31

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