Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A report on Environmental Awareness programme (Prakriti) organized by IFP, Ranchi at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bengdubi, Darjeeling for students and teachers on 04.12.2019  IFP:   13 December 2019

 A report on Environmental Awareness programme (Prakriti) organized by IFP, Ranchi at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bagdogra, Darjeeling for students and teachers on 04.12.2019  IFP:   13 December 2019

 A report on the event organized by ENVIS Resource Partner on Forest Genetic Resources and Tree Improvement at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore on December 11th, to celebrate the International Mountain Day 2019  IFGTB:   13 December 2019

 A report on the initiation of “Prakriti: A scientist-student connect initiative” program by Forest Research Centre for Coastal Ecosystem (FRC-CE), Visakhapatnam among students of Kendriya Vidyalayas located at Visakhapatnam on 5th December 2019  FRC-CE:   12 December 2019

 A report on Educational Exposure visit of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 01 and Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 05, Bathinda, Punjab students to FRI, Dehradun on 03rd December, 2019 under "PRAKRITI" programme  FRI:   12 December 2019

 A report on Educational Exposure visit of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 01 and Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 02, Jalandhar, Punjab students to FRI, Dehradun on 06th December, 2019 under "PRAKRITI" programme  FRI:   11 December 2019

 A report on the visit of State Forest Services Trainees from Central Academy for Forest, Coimbatore at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on 9.12.2019.  AFRI:   11 December 2019

 A report on the visit of Range Forest Officer Trainees from Karnataka Forest Department, Dharwad at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur on 5.12.2019.  AFRI:   11 December 2019

 A report on In House Seminar on “Dealing Marketing Constraints in Agroforestry" held at FRC-ER Prayagraj on 5th December, 2019  FRC-ER:   10 December 2019

 A report on the academic visit of the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 and Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 3, Patiala to Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 09th December, 2019  HFRI:   10 December 2019

 A report on the academic visit of the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sect. 29, Chandigarh and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mohali to Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 06th December, 2019  HFRI:   10 December 2019

 A report on Observance of World Soil Day, 2019 organized by ENVIS Resource Partner on Forest Genetic Resources and Tree Improvement at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore  IFGTB:   09 December 2019

 A report on week-long compulsory training course on ‘Bamboo Resource Development for addressing Livelihood Concerns of Communities’ for officers of Indian Forest Service during 25 to 29 November, 2019 conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat (Assam)   RFRI:   09 December 2019

 A report on the Proceedings of the Monthly Seminar held on 28th November, 2019 at HFRI, Conifer Campus, Panthaghati, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh  HFRI:   06 December 2019

 A report on the academic visit of the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, 3 BRD and Sector-31, Chandigarh to Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 04th December, 2019   HFRI:   05 December 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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