May 28, 2020
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Research hits to contribute to afforestation

Date: 05/04/2020 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

The institute of forest of economic value under the Academy of Forest Science produces 150 000-200 000 dwarf chestnut saplings per hectare and sends them to relevant units after establishing a method conducive to putting their production on a scientific and intensive basis.

The chestnut tree bears bigger fruits than existing species and the sugar content and fruit yield are more than 1.5 and 1.3 times respectively, and it is highly resistant to cold and blights.

In the course of acclimatizing seabuckthorn, researchers bred and introduced new varieties suitable for specific local conditions to ensure their rooting rate at over 90 percent.

The nutrition active solution and rooting accelerator developed by dendrologists are winning favour as they help promote the growth of roots, improve the sprouting rate of seeds 1.5 times and ensure the 100 percent rate of rooting when tall trees are transplanted.

A research team of the forest science and information institute developed Companion of Forest, a browser for the diffusion of forest-related science and technology including domestic and overseas information, common sense and video.

Green Forest 4.0, an e-botanical dictionary that can be downloaded on smart phones and tablet PCs, also gives big help to planting, protecting and tending forests.

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