Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A Report on Celebration of Van Mahotsav Week at Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Hyderabad from 01st to 07th July, 2020 with an objective of raising awareness among the masses about the importance of trees, their plantation and conservation  IFB:   09 July 2020

 A Report on week-long Skill Development Training on Bamboo Nursery Management conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat (Assam) from 29th June to 03rd July, 2020 at its Campus  RFRI:   08 July 2020

 A report on the organization of Van Mahotsav program in the area of Ram Krishna Mission, Getalsud on 06th July, 2020 under the collective aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi  IFP:   08 July 2020

 A report on the lecture program organized at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi by research workers / researchers on subject "Fundamental Rights of Citizens" to commemorate the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Indian Constitution on 29th June, 2020 in which participants took part through virtual medium   IFP:   08 July 2020

 A Report on Monthly Seminar conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat (Assam) on the topic ‘Biodiversity of Forage Resources in NE India and their Scope in Integrated Farming System’ on 30th June, 2020  RFRI:   02 July 2020

 A Report on Webinar Series on “Tree Cultivation for increasing Farm Income” jointly hosted by Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore & Pasumai Vikatan (leading Agricultural Journal), Chennai on 10.03.2020 & 11.03.2020  IFGTB:   02 July 2020

 A report on the organization of Hindi workshop to promote progressive use of official language Hindi at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat on 30th June, 2020  RFRI:   02 July 2020

 A report on the event organized by the Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on 21st June, 2020 on the occasion of International Yoga Day, on the theme "Yoga at home, Yoga with family" through virtual presence using digital medium  IFP:   26 June 2020

 A Report on a National Webinar organized by Forest Research Centre for Eco-Rehabilitation, Prayagraj on “Environment and Forest Management in Post Covid Pandemic Era” on 19th June, 2020  FRC-ER:   25 June 2020

 A report on the convening of the quarterly meeting of the Departmental Official Language Implementation Committee at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on June 10, 2020  AFRI:   23 June 2020

 A report on the convening of the quarterly meeting of the Departmental Official Language Implementation Committee at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on June 10, 2020  AFRI:   23 June 2020

 A report on the observance of “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” on 17 June, 2020 at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur  AFRI:   23 June 2020

 A report on the convening of the quarterly meeting of the Official Language Implementation Committee of the Forest Research Institute on 18th June, 2020  FRI:   19 June 2020

 A Report on observance of World Environment Day – 2020 at Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore on 05th June, 2020   IFGTB:   17 June 2020

 A report on the Celebration of World Environment Day by Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 05th June, 2020  HFRI:   17 June 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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