Scandinavian Forest Farming
Scandinavian Forest Farming has developed a seed tube made of cellulose, which not only protects against large pine weevils, but also makes planting of young stands more efficient.
The large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) causes considerable damage to newly planted forests, leading to multi-million losses for forest owners. But startup company Scandinavian Forest Farming has found a solution. Their patented bio-based seed tube called Scandinavian Forest Farming protects the plant from infestation by this beetle, and can also make the young stands grow faster and more efficiently. This means big gains, both for the environment and for the economy.
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Scandinavian Forest Farming has devised a seed tube made of cellulose, which not only protects against large pine weevils, but also makes planting of young