Economic analysis of Pinus pinea plantations in cultivation land in Valladolid, Central Spain

  • S. Mutke Regneri Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • L. Díaz Balteiro Universidad de Valladolid
  • J. Gordo Alonso Servicio Territorial de Medio Ambiente
Keywords: Pinus pinea, Grafted plantations, Forest economics, Optimal rotation

Abstract

This paper reports an assessment of the economic profitability from the use of grafted stone-pines for afforestations in Valladolid, Central Spain. With this technical change, the plantations begin to yield cones at few years, saving the long unproductive youth stage of traditional stone-pine stands. Some assumptions are made, due to a lack of empirical data, about the expected yield of the grafted plantations in order to obtain their optimal rotation and profitability. As alternative land-use options, the profitability of traditional afforestations and barley crops are calculated. The cases analysed indicate that grafted plantations are competitive under a broad spectrum of essential financial parameter variations, even with the agricultural crop described in this paper. In the basic cases, expected annual return of grafted plantations is about 430-680 euros per hectare, whereas income from barley crop is about 100 euros per hectare.

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Published
2000-12-01
How to Cite
Mutke RegneriS., Díaz BalteiroL., & Gordo AlonsoJ. (2000). Economic analysis of Pinus pinea plantations in cultivation land in Valladolid, Central Spain. Forest Systems, 9(2), 269-303. https://doi.org/10.5424/667
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Research Articles