Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A Report on International Workshop on ‘Enhancing Ecosystem Services by Improving Forest Quality and Productivity, and SLEM Knowledge Dissemination’ from 22nd to 24th March 2023 at ICFRE, Dehradun   ICFRE:   23 March 2023

 Organization of Prof. R. Misra Memorial Lecture Series at ICFRE-Eco Rehabilitation Centre, Prayagraj  ERC:   22 March 2023

 Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla conducted an on-line Pre- release consultation meet with the stakeholders of Ladakh UT on 20th March 2023  HFRI:   22 March 2023

 Tropical Forest Research Institute Jabalpur celebrated International Day of Forests 2023 with school children of Primary school, Neemkheda village, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on 21st March, 2023  TFRI:   22 March 2023

 Celebration of International Day of Forests at ICFRE-FRI on 21st March 2023  FRI:   22 March 2023

 Report on International Day of Forests 2023 organized by Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore   IFGTB:   21 March 2023

 Report on one day Training on “Agroforestry Models” at VVK, Thalamalai organized by ICFRE-Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore on 2nd March 2023  IFGTB:   20 March 2023

 Report on“international women’s day celebrations” Event conducted by Internal complaints committee- Organized by ICFRE-Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding, Coimbatore on 07th march 2023  IFGTB:   20 March 2023

 ICFRE-LEC, Agartala conducts three days training cum workshop on “Skill Development on Bamboo Utility Products” at Kalibazar, Bamutia, West Tripura from 16th -18th March, 2023  LEC:   20 March 2023

 Workshop on ‘Roadmap of QPM delivery and Scope of TOF expansion in Rajasthan state' organized by Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur  TFRI:   20 March 2023

 Training on Bamboo and Rattan based value added product development organized by ICFRE-Bamboo & Rattan Centre (ICFRE-BRC), Bethlehem Vengthlang, Aizawl, Mizoram from 13-17 March 2023  BRC:   20 March 2023

 A report on Seminar organized by the IFP, Ranchi on environment-friendly lifestyle under Mission Life  IFP:   17 March 2023

 Report on plans being unveiled to achieve progress in implementation of Official Language at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore  IFGTB:   17 March 2023

 A report on the participation of Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi in Tasar Silk Agriculture Fair-2023  IFP:   17 March 2023

 Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur conducted a Pre- release consultation meeting for Forest Soil Health Cards of Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) with the officials of M.P. State Forest Department (MPSFD) at PCCF office, Satpura Bhawan, Bhopal  TFRI:   16 March 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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