Potential and actual dry-matter production in Irish forest.

  • P.L. Curran
Keywords: Biomass production, dry matter, organic matter, photosynthesis, radiant energy, solar radiation, respiration, plant pigment, leaf surface, light absorption efficiency.


It is of more than just theoretical interest to enquire about the upper limit to crop production in Ireland, because it is useful in defining objectives to know what the absolute potential in dry-matter production is. It is also useful to consider the factors which cause actual production to fall short of the theoretical, and to enquire about the distribution of dry-matter between the component parts of the total crop biomass...
How to Cite
Curran, P. (1968) “Potential and actual dry-matter production in Irish forest.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9101 (Accessed: 18April2024).