Achievements

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In order to increase the productivity through clonal route, the Institute has established Vegetative Multiplication Gardens (VMG’s) of Casuarina (2.2 Ha), Eucalyptus (7.3 Ha), Teak (4 Ha), Tamarind (0.5 Ha), Emblica (0.3 Ha) in collaboration with State Forest Department of Tamil Nadu Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Pondicherry.  In these VMG’s, 216 CPTs of Casuarina, 351 CPTs of Eucalyptus, 129 CPTs of Teak, 59 CPTs of Tamarind and 11 CPTs of Emblica were assembled.  

  • Successfully developed and demonstrated afforestation techniques of Quartz sand, Limestone, Magnesite and Bauxite mine dumps, using soil amendments and biofertilizers, as well as for the utilization of flyash produced in thermal power stations.
  • Techniques to improve the quality of planting stock were developed and using these techniques, 6 lac seedlings and vegetative propagules were produced and supplied for various tree improvement activities of the Institute as well as for the various user groups.
  • Training programmes on improved nursery practices were developed and imparted to the various user groups ranging from farmers to forestry students to serving officers of Indian Forest Service.
  • Developed and economic productivity worked for three agroforestry systems viz. 1).Agri-silviculture. (Casuarina-maize model), 2). Agri-silvi-horticulture(Casuarina-moringa-maize model)and 3). Silvipasture(Acacia auriculiformis - Pennisetum purpureum).
  • Investigated Productivity and Nutrient Dynamics pattern in Teak plantations of Tamil Nadu. Similar studies were also carried out in Teak and Casuarina based agroforestry systems.
  • Demonstrated agroforestry practices via various extension strategies and planted about one-lakh seedling/planting stocks of forest and horticultural species under agroforestry systems in farmers field.
  • Evaluated seven tree species for rehabilitating degraded lands and developed Acacia planifrons based eco-restoration model for degraded forests in Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu to meet ecological and social needs.
  • Five superior clones of Casuarina junghuhniana suitable for Windbreak Agroforestry system have been released by IFGTB. They were approved for commercial cultivation for the purpose of Windbreak agroforestry system by Variety Release Committee of ICFRE during March 2014. The details of the clone names are as follows.
    1) IFGTB-WBC-1
    2) IFGTB-WBC-2
    3) IFGTB-WBC-3
    4) IFGTB-WBC-4
    5) IFGTB-WBC-5
  • Developed Yield Table for Short Rotation Tree species (Eucalyptus pellita, Eucalyptus grandis, Acaicia auriculiformis Albizia falcatoria and Acacia mangium) in Kerala
  • Produced and distributed 8 lakh quality seedlings of Casuarina to farmers' in Villupuram and Puducherry affected by Thane cyclone
  • Developed Integrated Dry Land Agroforestry Systems in Tamil Nadu (Ramnad district) for enhancing livelihood opportunities.
  • Documented various agroforestry models being practiced by farmers of Tamil Nadu
  • Demonstrated different agroforestry models in farmers fields in different agroclimatic zones of Tamil Nadu.
  • Developed Casuarina Yield Calculating Utility Software (CYCUS).
  • Training programme on "Agroforestry models - Establishment and management" to other service personnel and other stakeholders especially farmers funded by MoEF&CC.
  • Diagnosis of Soil for Production for NGOs' and others
  • Production of seedlings for ICFRE projects and commercial purpose.
  • Organized Training Programme on 'Innovative Techniques in Urban Forestry'
  • Conducted one National Workshop on National Workshop on "Important Timber Trees of India - seeking solutions towards Country's timber deficit.
  • Conducted one day workshop on 'National Agroforestry Policy, 2014 - Importance to farmers' and 'Administrative and legal issues in cultivation and felling of valuable trees in Tamil Nadu' to various stakeholders mainly farmers'.
  • Prepared user manual on 'Nursery techniques for 15 important forest tree species'.
  • Field guide on 'Mangroves in Andaman Islands'
  • Developed and economic productivity worked for three agroforestry systems viz.
    1)Agri-silviculture. (Casuarina-maize model)
    2) Agri-silvi-horticulture(Casuarina-moringa-maizemodel)
    3) Silvipasture(Acacia auriculiformis - Pennisetum purpureum)
  • Investigated Productivity and Nutrient Dynamics pattern in Teak plantations of Tamil Nadu. Similar studies were also carried out in Teak and Casuarina based agroforestry systems.
  • Demonstrated agroforestry practices via various extension strategies and planted about one-lakh seedling/planting stocks of forest and horticultural species under agroforestry systems in farmer's field.
  • Evaluated seven tree species for rehabilitating degraded lands and developed Acacia planifrons based eco-restoration model for degraded forests in Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu to meet ecological and social needs.
  • Afforestation technique for limestone minespoils
  • Afforestation technique for magnesite minespoils
  • Afforestation technique for quartz dumps
  • Standard containerized nursery technique for Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Teak, Neem
  • Acacia planifrons based eco-restoration model for degraded forests in Western Ghats
  • Casuarina based agroforestry systems