Forthcoming Events

 Training Program on “Bamboo Propagation and Management” to be conducted during 12th February, 2020 to 20th March, 2020 by Forest Research Centre for Eco-Rehabilitation, Prayagraj under Green Skill Development Program (GSDP) of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt of India   updated: 27 January 2020

 Calendar of short term Training Courses in 2020 at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun  updated: 24 January 2020

 Training program under Umbrella Scheme funded by Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Government of India for Forestry Training and Capacity Building to be organized by Forest Research Center - Eco-Rehabilitation, Prayagraj, between 14-20 February, 2020  updated: 20 January 2020

 Re-schedule of training programme on, "Value Addition & Marketing of Non Timber Forest Products (Plant Origin): NTFP Products/ Medicinal Plants" to be organized at AFRI, Jodhpur will be held from 29th January to 16th February, 2020 now  updated: 14 January 2020

 Training under Green Skill Development Programme, sponsored by MoEF&CC, Govt. of India, to be conducted by RFRI, Jorhat from 3rd February, 2020  updated: 06 January 2020

 ENVIS Centre on Forest Genetic Resources & Tree Improvement at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore offering three Green Skill Development Programmes during November 2019 to March 2020.  updated: 01 October 2019

 Short Term Training Course Calender for the year 2019-20 of Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore.  updated: 13 May 2019

 Training Calender for the year 2019-20 of Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla.  updated: 30 April 2019

 Short Term Training Course Calender for the year 2019-20 of Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore.  updated: 25 April 2019

 Short Term Training Courses Calender-2019 of Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun.  updated: 13 March 2019

Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 Report of Visit of M.Sc. Students from Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University, Solapur, Maharashtra to AFRI, Jodhpur on 16 January 2020  AFRI:   27 January 2020

 Report of Educational Visit of Students from Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls Public School on 15th and 20th January 2020 at AFRI, Jodhpur   AFRI:   24 January 2020

 A report on Forestry technology demonstration and awareness generation stall set up by FRCER Prayagraj in Magh Mela-2020 for Showcasing and Dissemination of ICFRE Technologies  FRC-ER:   23 January 2020

 A report on one day training program organized by IFP and funded by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and Van Vigyan Kendra (VVK) on "Medicinal Nursery Techniques, Medicinal Farming and Maintenance" under the direction of the Director of Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on 07.01.2020 at Forest Science Center Hajipur, Jadua  IFP:   21 January 2020

 Report on Monthly Seminar on ‘Growth promoting Actinobacteria in Forest Tree crops’ held on 10th January 2020 at IFGTB, Coimbatore  IFGTB:   20 January 2020

 Report on Dr. S. Kedharnath Memorial Lecture (KML-2019) held on December 23, 2019 at IFGTB, Coimbatore  IFGTB:   20 January 2020

 Report on the Training on “Junior Rangers- Connecting Students with Nature” held during 07 – 09th January, 2020 at IFGTB, Coimbatore  IFGTB:   20 January 2020

 A Report on the visit program of B.Sc. Students from G.D. Memorial College, Kudi Bhagtasni, Jodhpur to Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on 10.1.2020  AFRI:   15 January 2020

 A Report on the Visit of Deputy Range Officer Trainees from Forest Training Institute, Pinjore, Haryana to Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on 4.1.2020  AFRI:   15 January 2020

 A Report on the visit of State Forest Service Officer Trainees of Central Academy for State Forest Service, Coimbatore, to Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on 27.12.2019  AFRI:   15 January 2020

 A report on the awareness program organized by Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad for a group of students of Kendriya Vidyala Sanganth (KVS), Dundigal No-1 on 09th January 2020 under Prakriti program  IFB:   14 January 2020

 A report on Awareness Programme conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat (Assam) on Bamboo Charcoal Production under the project “Promoting livelihood by bamboo charcoal production and briquetting to the selected forest fringe villages of Karbi Anglong District, Assam”, funded by National Mission of Himalayan Studies (NMHS) on 7th January, 2020 at Rongbong ghat, under Nilip Block, Karbi Anglong (Assam)  RFRI:   13 January 2020

 A report on the Proceeding of the Institute level monthly Research Seminar held on 30.12.2019 in the Conference Hall of Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla  HFRI:   10 January 2020

 A report on participation of Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi at Putusuri Mela in West Bengal during December 18-24, 2019  IFP:   08 January 2020

 A report on “Prakriti program: A scientist-student connect initiative” among students of Kendriya Vidyalayas located at Visakhapatnam conducted by Forest Research Centre for Coastal Ecosystem (FRC-CE), Visakhapatnam on 6th January 2020  FRC-CE:   08 January 2020

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ICFRE Technologies

  Biopesticides

Tree PALH is a biopesticide product which has been developed as an alternative to chemical pesticides for the management of insect pests of forestry importance. Use of Hydnocarpic acid as biopesticide is first of its kind and combination with neem oil and essential oil of Lantana is a new approach.

  Tree Rich Biobooster- An alternate potting mixture for plant production.

“Tree Rich Biobooster” is a comprehensive potting mixture provides requisite nutrients and protects plants from pest and diseases. It is made from coconut fiber waste duly decomposed and enriched with all nutrients through various beneficial microbes.

  ArborEasyTM DNA Isolation Kit

ArborEasy® DNA isolation kit is a spin column based genomic DNA isolation kit. ArborEasy® is a registered trademark.  The isolation Kit provides an indigenous, nonbio-hazardous, low cost pin column based system for isolation of plant genomic DNA from wide range of tissue types, specifically tree tissues.  
 

  Commercialization of Clones of Casuarinas and Eucalyptus

Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), is working on genetic improvement of Eucalyptus, Casuarina, Acacias and fast growing native tree species.  This targeted research is carried out in close collaboration with the Paper industries and farmers to meet the raw material demand and increase the farm income. 

  Conservation and Species Restoration of Critically Endangered Medicinal Plant

Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari, commonly known as guggal, is a medicinally important desert species of the family burseraceae. It is a well known for its valuable active principle found in its oleo-gum-resin (guggulsterone E and Z), which are used in drugs preparation for lowering the cholesterol level in human body.

  TFRI Tricho cards

Fresh eggs of rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton) (Lepidptera : Pyralidae) were pasted on paper cards and hanged in teak forests for 2-3 days during last week of June in Udaipur (compartment No. 298 RF), Kalpi Forest Range, Mandla Forest Division, MP. 

  Management of white grubs in teak nurseries

Teak (Tectona grandis) is one of the major forest timber tree species in central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Orissa. In central India, the preferred planting material is root-shoot rather than teak seedlings grown in root trainers. 

  Production and distribution of biofertilizers of microbial origin

Bio-fertilizers or microbial inoculants are preparations containing live or latent cells of efficient strains of nitrogen fixing, mineral solubilizing, or cellulolytic microbes used for application to seed, soil or composting areas to augment the extent of availability of nutrients to plants. Biofertilizer has been extensively applied and accepted worldwide in agricultural crops, however, its application in forest tree species remains restricted. 

  Seed Technology of Juniperus polycarpos (Himalayan Pencil Cedar)

Juniperus polycarpos C. Koch is an important indigenous conifer of North-Western Himalayan Region, commonly known as “Himalayan Pencil Cedar”. The seeds of this species have dormancy which affects its germination. Technology for breaking seed dormancy has been developed at HFRI during last 5 years.

  Macro-proliferation technique for Kutki Multiplication

Picrorhiza kurrooa, Royle ex Benth. commonly known as Kutki is an important temperate medicinal plant found in western Himalayas, which has a great potential for commercial cultivation in higher temperate regions (above 2700 mts.).

  Macro-proliferation technique for Mushakbala Multiplication

Valeriana jatamansi, Jones commonly known as Mushakbala is an important temperate medicinal plant species found in western Himalayas and possesses great potential for commercial cultivation. The species can be easily grown by seeds but the vegetative propagation has scientific advantage over sexual propagation

  Integrated Pest Management of Deodar Defoliator (Ectropis deodarae Prout)

Deodar (Cedrus deodara), one of the most valuable and dominant conifer species of the North-western Himalaya at certain intervals gets affected by a defoliator, Ectropis deodarae Prout, (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). This key pest seriously affects the younger crops in deodar forests.

  Intercropping of temperate medicinal plants with horticultural plantation

The interspaces in the orchards of high hill temperate region can be better utilized and economic benefit from the orchards can be enhanced by intercropping selected commercially important medicinal plants.

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