Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 Proceedings of the XXth Research Advisory Group (RAG) meeting by Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 24th October, 2019  HFRI:   18 November 2019

 A report on Visit of Students of Swami Vivekanand Govt. Model School, Taswariya, Block Hurda, Bhilwara, Rajasthan at AFRI, Jodhpur on 13.11.2019  AFRI:   15 November 2019

 A report on the visit of Research team members from Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Hyderabad to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan, University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli on 08th November 2019 under ‘PRAKRITI’ programme  IFB:   13 November 2019

 A report on observance of Vigilence Awareness Week (2019) at Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Hyderabad  IFB:   11 November 2019

 A report on educational tour of students of S.R. Group of Institutions, Jhansi to Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 6th November, 2019  HFRI:   08 November 2019

 A report of one day Forestry Awareness and plantation programme to the students of III NCC Battalion, organized by IFP, Ranchi on 31.10.2019  IFP:   08 November 2019

 A repot on Vigilance Awareness Week, 2019 observance at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat  RFRI:   07 November 2019

 A report of visit program of B.Sc. (Forestry) Final Year Students from Forestry College & Research Institute, Tamilnadu Agriculture University Metupalayam at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur  AFRI:   07 November 2019

 A report on "Sensitization Course on Biodiversity and its Conservation" for refreshing the knowledge of teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas organized at IFGTB from 23rd October 2019 to 25th October 2019  IFGTB:   06 November 2019

 A report on the Vigilance Awareness Week 2019 held at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi  IFP:   05 November 2019

 A report on Inauguration of Green Skill Development Programme on Tissue Culture by ENVIS-IFGTB,Coimbatore  IFGTB:   05 November 2019

 A Press Note on Training Programme on Forest Fire Risk Management and Emergency Response Organised By FRI, Dehradun and NIDM New Delhi (04th to 8th November 2019)  FRI:   04 November 2019

 A report on KVK Training program organized by IFP, Ranchi on 28 October 2019.  IFP:   01 November 2019

 A report on one day exposure visit organized by IFP, Ranchi on 24 October 2019.  IFP:   01 November 2019

 A report on FRC-ER Officials Meeting with NTPC  FRC-ER:   01 November 2019

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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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