Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A Report on skill development training on Bee Keeping, value addition and entrepreneurship at Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh by RFRI, Jorhat  RFRI:   02 December 2022

 A Report on Conduction of One Month Training for B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry Students of SHUATS, Prayagraj at Forest Research Centre for Eco-Rehabilitation, Prayagraj   FRC-ER:   02 December 2022

 A Report on Signing of MoU with CTRTI, Ranchi and Forest Research Centre for Eco-Rehabilitation, Prayagraj   FRC-ER:   02 December 2022

 A Report on observance of “Constitution day” organized by Forest Research Centre for Eco-Rehabilitation, Prayagraj   FRC-ER:   02 December 2022

  A Report on Visit of Trainee Forest Beat Officers from Telangana State Forest Academy, to IFB, Hyderabad on 17th November 2022  IFB:   02 December 2022

  A Report on group of 92 girls students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidayalaya, Baghra, Mujaffarnagar and Jawahar Navodaya Vidayalaya, Sardhana, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh visited FRI on 1st Dec 2022  FRI:   02 December 2022

 Report on celebration of Birsa Munda Jayanti on at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi  IFP:   28 November 2022

 The Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree breeding, Coimbatore, had entered into MoU with two more commercial tissue culture laboratories, namely Meristem Biotech and Jagadamba Bioplants, both from Bengaluru  IFGTB:   28 November 2022

 A Report on Education/ Industrial exposure visit of M.Sc. Marine Living Resources 2nd year students from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam at Forest Research Centre for Coastal Ecosystem on 17 th November 2022  FRC-CE:   23 November 2022

 Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat beg first prize for best performance in official language implementation for the year 2021-22 by Narakas, Jorhat  RFRI:   23 November 2022

 Report of Training Program (1-3 November, 2022) organized by AFRI, Jodhpur at VVK, Rajkot, Gujarat   AFRI:   23 November 2022

 A Report on Prakriti program conducted at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kakinada by FRC-CE , Visakhapatnam  FRC-CE:   18 November 2022

 A Report on “Prakriti” program conducted at KV Vijayanagaram by FRC-CE , Visakhapatnam  FRC-CE:   18 November 2022

 A report on celebration of vigilance awareness week and National Integration day organized by FRCER, Prayagraj  FRC-ER:   17 November 2022

 Forest Research Center for Livelihood Extension, Agartala conducted a one day exposure visit of 40 women SHGs member of Gomati, Khowai and West Tripura districts, Tripura on 15 th November, 2022 at FRCLE, Gandhigram.   FRC-LE:   16 November 2022

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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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