Forthcoming Events

 ICFRE Training Calendar for the FY 2023-24  updated: 17 May 2023

Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 Report on the training program on "Vegetative Propagation Techniques of Forest Tree Species" organized from 15th - 19th May, 2023, for the forest officials of Maharashtra  IFGTB:   26 May 2023

 ICFRE-LEC, Agartala conducted training on Vermicomposting and medicinal plants on 19th May 2023  LEC:   24 May 2023

 Reports on Quiz Competition organized as part of AKAM and Mission LiFE at IFGTB , Coimbatore  IFGTB:   24 May 2023

 Report on the observance of International Day for Biological Diversity 2023 organized as part of AKAM and Mission LiFE at IFGTB , Coimbatore  IFGTB:   24 May 2023

 A report of Celebration of International Day of Biodiversity at FRI, Dehradun on 22nd May 2023  FRI:   24 May 2023

 Visit of Teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas of FRI under the “PRAKRITI” programme on 16th May 2023  FRI:   22 May 2023

 International Museum Day–2023 (IMD-2023) was celebrated in ICFRE-Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore on 18th May 2023  IFGTB:   22 May 2023

 Report on Scientific Exhibition cum Environmental Awareness program organized at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jutogh Cantt. Shimla  HFRI:   19 May 2023

 Report on the visit of B.Sc. Students, College of Forestry, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology  HFRI:   19 May 2023

 Seminar and exhibition on the topic of "Fire in the Forest and Environment - Energy and Water conservation" under Mission Life on dated 24.5.2023 at IFP , Ranchi  IFP:   11 May 2023

 On the occasion of World Earth Day-2023, a program was organized through virtual and physical platform at IFP , Ranchi  IFP:   11 May 2023

 National Conference on Value addition and marketing of NTFPs MAPs for livelihood security (02-03 May - 2023)   TFRI:   04 May 2023

 Closing of National Conference on Value Addition and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Produce / Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Livelihood Security (2-3 May 2023)   TFRI:   04 May 2023

 Report on International Webinar on Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Forest Insect Pests Management held on 21st April, 2023 at ICFRE-IFGTB, Coimbatore  IFGTB:   28 April 2023

 A Report on the meeting organized by ICFRE Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat at Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh on 11th April 2023 for ‘Awareness making and Seedlings Plantation for Springshed Management  RFRI:   28 April 2023

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ICFRE Technologies


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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