Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A Report on celebration of World Hindi Day -2022 at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi  IFP:   14 January 2022

 A Report on program organized by IFP, Ranchi for Role of forest produce/Lac under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav  IFP:   11 January 2022

 A Report on program organized by IFP, Ranchi for distribution of Medicinal Plant under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to the villagers  IFP:   11 January 2022

 A Report on Celebrating Rivers of India on 30.12.2021 at Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad  IFB:   06 January 2022

 An exhibition stall by Forest Research Centre for EcoRehabilitation, Prayagraj in exhibition organized by Aavishkaar Foundation an exhibition “Ujjwal Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur, 2021: The Mega Exhibition” under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh, from 24th to 26th December, 2021  FRC-ER:   05 January 2022

 Two Green Skill Development Programmes (GSDP) organized by the ENVIS Resource Partner on Forest Genetic Resources and Tree Improvement concluded at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore  IFGTB:   03 January 2022

 Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur was awarded the second prize in the form of Trophy Shield by the Town Official Language Implementation Committee, Jabalpur for spreading and increasing the use of Hindi during the year 2021  TFRI:   03 January 2022

 A group of 87 students of B.Sc. Ist year and IInd year, Agriculture faculty of Manglayatan University, Jabalpur visited TFRI, Jabalpur on 27th December, 2021  TFRI:   29 December 2021

 A Report on Cleanliness: Community participation for cleaning of rivers organized by IFP, Ranchi on 9th December 2021  IFP:   29 December 2021

 A Training Report on Awareness among villagers for availability of medicinal plants as per demand under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav organized by IFP, Ranchi on 9th December 2021  IFP:   29 December 2021

  Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore organized a special lecture on “Ethics and Values at Workplace” on the occasion of Good Governance Week on 27th December 2021  IFGTB:   29 December 2021

 A Training Report on "cultivation and value addition of medicinal plants under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav organized by IFP, Ranchi on 3rd December 2021  IFP:   29 December 2021

 Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur hold a one-day National Conference on “Value addition & marketing of Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFPs)” on 16th December, 2021  TFRI:   28 December 2021

 A Report on Good Governance Week Celebrations on 23.12.2021 at Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad  IFB:   27 December 2021

  A Seminar Report on “Photomorphogenesis in the cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon to improve photosynthetic efficiency” organized on 22nd December 2021 at Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad  IFB:   27 December 2021

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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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