VB merch-lob: A growth-and-yield prediction system with a merchandising optimizer for planted loblolly pine in the west Gulf region

  • Authors: Chang, S.J.; Busby, Rodney L.; Pasala, P.R.; Leduc, Daniel J.
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
  • Source: Res. Pap. SRS-35.Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 18p.

Abstract

A Visual Basic computer model that can be used to estimate the harvestvalue of loblolly pine plantations in the west gulf region is presented. Themodel uses a dynamic programming algorithm to convert stand tablespredicted by COMPUTE_P-LOB into a listing of seven products thatmaximizes the harvested value of the stand.

  • Citation: Chang, S.J.; Busby, Rodney L.; Pasala, P.R.; Leduc, Daniel J. 2005. VB merch-lob: A growth-and-yield prediction system with a merchandising optimizer for planted loblolly pine in the west Gulf region. Res. Pap. SRS-35.Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 18p.
  • Keywords: Dynamic programming, economics, merchandising, optimization, Pinus taeda L.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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