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Project I&DT

In 2011 KLON launched a research project aimed to the recovery, improvement and conservation of elite genotypes of pine species, in Portuguese territory.

In the case of pine specie in particular, the valuation of such assets is of great importance for the country, because of its economical potential and also the need to increase the biodiversity.

This project is on going and aims to enhance the capabilities of the pine forest through its economical and ecological advantages. Industries such as timber, pulp and paper, resin and energy have a strategic interest in the development of forests made tailored to their needs.

The phenotypic and genetic characterization of elite genotypes, cloning and high tech control systems will enable the production of high yield seedlings, allowing the large-scale production.