Ecological Issues of Mulberry and Sustainable Development

  • 1 State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400716, China;
    2 School of Food and Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China

Received date: 2012-10-09

  Revised date: 2012-11-20

  Online published: 2012-12-29

Supported by

Chongqing Science and Technology Commission (CSTC-2011AB1028).


Mulberry is a perennial and broadleaf woody plant. Mulberry trees have long been cultivated for silkworm rearing. In recent years, the roles of mulberry trees in the prevention and control of desertification, water and soil conservation, saline-land management and returning the grain plots to forestry have been identified. Meanwhile, multi–usage of mulberry as forage for livestock, for fruit and tea preparation has been gradually explored. Therefore, an innovation occurred in the mulberry industry. This article introduces the ecological and economic values of mulberry trees, the applications of mulberry, and the development of mulberry industry.

Cite this article

QIN Jian, HE Ningjia, WANG Yong, XIANG Zhonghuai . Ecological Issues of Mulberry and Sustainable Development[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2012 , 3(4) : 330 -339 . DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2012.04.006


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