Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A report on the one day training programme on Agroforestry organized by Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on 16th July, 2019  IFP:   18 July 2019

 A report on the Field Functionary Training on Nursery Techniques (Second Batch) organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat from 10th to 24th July, 2019.  RFRI:   18 July 2019

 A report on the visit of Dr. S.C. Gairola, Director General, ICFRE to Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on 11th – 12th July, 2019.  IFP:   15 July 2019

 A report on the educational exposure visit of students from Ladakh region, Jammu & Kashmir to Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun on 11th July 2019 under ‘Sadbhavana’ programme.  FRI:   15 July 2019

 A report on the Training on Nursery Techniques from 10th to 24th July, 2019 for Forest Field Functionaries organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat  RFRI:   15 July 2019

 A report on the educational exposure visit of KV, B.E.G. & C. Roorkee students to Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun on 08th July, 2019 under ‘PRAKRITI’ programme.  FRI:   12 July 2019

 A report on the Botanical exploration and Bird watching programme for students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidayalaya, Dehradun on 06th July 2019 under "PRAKRITI" programme.  FRI:   12 July 2019

 A report on the Consultative meeting on ‘Role of Forestry Interventions to rejuvenate River Cauvery’ organized by Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore on 25th June, 2019.  IFGTB:   12 July 2019

 A report on the monthly seminar conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat on 05th July, 2019.  RFRI:   11 July 2019

 A report on the visit of Trainee Civil Judges of Rajasthan State Judiciary Academy, Jodhpur to Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on 04th July, 2019  AFRI:   11 July 2019

 A report on the convocation programme of first batch of one year diploma course in Advanced Woodworking organized by Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore on 28th June, 2019.  IWST:   11 July 2019

 A monthly report for the month of June, 2019 of Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore.  IWST:   11 July 2019

 Intimation of the grant and recordal of patent under section 43 of the Act in respect of patent application no.361/DEL/2009.  FRI:   10 July 2019

 A report on the celebration of Van Mahotsava at Rajkiya Madhya Vidyalaya, Lalgutwa, Nagri and IFP Campus, Ranchi organized by Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on 05th July, 2019.  IFP:   10 July 2019

 A report on the short term training on Forestry of B.Sc. Agriculture and Forestry students from Mewar University, Rajasthan conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat from 03rd to 29th June, 2019.  RFRI:   09 July 2019

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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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