Updates from ICFRE Institutes

 A report on three day training program conducted by Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi under Human Resource Development Program on "Soil Survey" during 9th – 11th September, 2020  IFP:   23 September 2020

 A report on Awareness Programme on "Bamboo Charcoal Production and Briquetting” conducted by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat on 15th September, 2020 at Deithor, Karbi Anglong (Assam)  RFRI:   21 September 2020

 A report on the celebration of Himalayan Day by Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 09th September, 2020  HFRI:   21 September 2020

 A report on the celebration of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer by Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla on 16th September, 2020  HFRI:   21 September 2020

 A Report on Hindi Week organized at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat during 12th to 14th September, 2020 to create an encouraging environment for the use of Official Language Hindi and to create awareness among officers and employees in the office   RFRI:   21 September 2020

 A Report on online training lecture series on the theme “Tree cultivation for increasing farm income” organized by IFGTB, Coimbatore in collaboration with Pasumai Vikatan, Chennai during 13th to 27th August, 2020   IFGTB:   21 September 2020

 A Report on Hindi Fortnight celebrations from 01st to 14th September, 2020 at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore for promotion of official language Hindi  IFGTB:   21 September 2020

 A Report on Celebration of “World Bamboo Day” at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat on 18th September, 2020  RFRI:   21 September 2020

 Brief report on the convening of the quarterly meeting of the Official Language(Rajbhasha) Implementation Committee of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun on 17 September, 2020  FRI:   17 September 2020

 A report on one day training programme organized by Extension Division of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun on “Market Mechanism of Agroforestry Products” on 15-09-2020  FRI:   17 September 2020

 Opening of Hindi Week (14th to 21st September, 2020) on Hindi Day at Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur  AFRI:   17 September 2020

 A Report on monthly Seminar organized by Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on the topic of “Importance of QPM for Conservation & Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants” on 30th July, 2020  IFP:   16 September 2020

 A Report on monthly Seminar organized by Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on the topic of “Problems in Tree Tissue Culture” on 28th July, 2020  IFP:   16 September 2020

 A Report on monthly Seminar organized by Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi on the topic of “Importance of Forests and its Relevance to Climate Change” on 16th June, 2020  IFP:   16 September 2020

 A brief report on the organization of Hindi Fortnight, at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun courtesy of Hindi Section from 01st September, 2020 to 14th September, 2020  FRI:   15 September 2020

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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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