Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A Report on Training Programme conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat (Assam) on ‘Bamboo Charcoal Production and Briquetting’ at Jilangso Village, Karbi Anglong (Assam) under NMHS sponsored project during 11th and 12th March, 2020   RFRI:   01 June 2020

 A Report on 6 week training program organized by Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi during 10.02.2020 to 14.03.2020 on the topic “Augmentation and Management of Bamboo” under Green Skill Development Program sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India  IFP:   29 May 2020

 A Report on Celebration of International Day of Biodiversity 2020, at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on 22 May, 2020 through Webinar   IFP:   28 May 2020

 A Report on Celebration of International Day of Biodiversity, at Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 22 May, 2020 through online 'Google Meet'   HFRI:   27 May 2020

 A report on the Celebration of International Biodiversity Day on 22 May, 2020, at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur  AFRI:   27 May 2020

 Forest Research center for Coastal Ecosystem (FRC-CE), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, celebrated the event of International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) on May 22nd 2020 to spread awareness about the importance of biodiversity as well as to focus on global issues including biodiversity loss  FRC-CE:   27 May 2020

 A Report on Celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity-2020 on theme ‘Our solutions are in Nature’ at Rain Forest Research Institute on 22 May, 2020 with an objective of increasing understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among masses  RFRI:   26 May 2020

 A Report on Celebration of International day for Biological Diversity, 2020 at FRC-BR, Aizawl, Mizoram on 22.05.2020  FRC-BR:   26 May 2020

 A Report on Webinar organized by ENVIS Resource Partner on Forest Genetic Resources and Tree Improvement at IFGTB, Coimbatore with the MoEF&CC on “Smarter Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation” to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22.05.2020  IFGTB:   26 May 2020

 A Report on Training Programme organized at Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur on the topic "E-procurement and Purchase Management in Government, Storekeeping and Record Maintenance" from 4th to 6th March 2020 under Human Resource Development Programme of the ICFRE   TFRI:   13 May 2020

 Report on two certificate courses conducted by RFRI, Jorhat on "Bamboo Craft" from 3rd Feb to 20th Mar, 2020 and other on "Bamboo Propagation and Management" from 3rd Feb to 29th Feb, 2020 respectively under GSDP sponsored by MoEF&CC, GOI  RFRI:   27 April 2020

 A Report on Digital Observance of the Earth Day 2020 through Facebook Live organized by ENVIS Resource Partner on Forest Genetic Resources and Tree Improvement at IFGTB, Coimbatore on 22nd April, 2020   IFGTB:   26 April 2020

 A Report on 20 days Certificate Course organized by Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur on “Value addition and marketing of NTFPs (Plant origin): NTFP Products/Medicinal Plants” from 26th February – 17thMarch, 2020 under GSDP - ENVIS sponsored by MoEF&CC  TFRI:   26 April 2020

 A Report on two training programs conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat on ‘Bamboo Cultivation, Artificial Inoculation on Agar and Mortality of Parkia roxburghii’ under VVK, Manipur and Demo Village on 6th and 7th December, 2019 at Forest Training School, Mantripukhuri, Imphal and at FEEDS, Hengbung Manipur, respectively  RFRI:   21 April 2020

 Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat in association with Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt. Limited, Numaligarh, Golaghat (Assam) conducted a day-long Skill Development Training on Propagation, Nursery Practices and Commercial Cultivation of Bamboo under Van Vigyan Kendra, Assam at ABRPL, Numaligarh, Golaghat on 11 March, 2020  RFRI:   14 April 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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