Department of Forestry

Professor & Head: Dr. K.S.Bangarwa

E. Mail: kulvirsb@yahoo.com

Mobile no: 9896295884

Name, Designation and Specialization of Faculty Members

Name

Designation

Specialization

Teaching Faculty                      

Dr. K. S. Bangarwa

Professor

Tree Breeding/Forestry

Dr. Bimlendra Kumari

Professor

Silviculture/Forestry

Research Faculty

Dr. J. C. Kaushik

Senior Scientist

Forest Pathology

Dr. R. S. Dhillon

Scientist

Tree Improvement/ Agroforestry

Dr. Rajender Singh Beniwal

Scientist

Forestry

Faculty Working outside the Department at Hisar

Dr. Ravi Kumar

Assoc. Director (Crops) in the Directorate of Research

Forest Soils

Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh

Assistant Scientist in Department of Dry Land Agriculture

Forestry

Faculty Working at Regional Research Stations/KVKs outside the campus

Dr. Naresh Kaushik

Scientist RRS, Bawal

Agroforestry

Dr. Raj Pal Singh Deswal

Scientist RRS, Bawal

Agroforestry

Dr. Ashok Kumar Deswal

Sr. DES (Forestry), KVK, Faridabad

Agroforestry

Dr. Ramesh Chander Verma

Sr. DES (Forestry), KVK, Kaithal

Agroforestry

Dr. Sunil Kumar Dhanda

Sr. DES (Forestry), KVK, Sadalpur

Agroforestry

Dr. Balwan Singh Mandal

Sr. DES (Forestry), KVK, Panchkula

Agroforestry

Dr. Jitender Singh Bamel

Sr. DES (Forestry), KVK, Sonipat

Agroforestry

Dr. Sandeep Arya

DES (Forestry), KVK Yamuna Nagar

Agroforestry

Dr. Karan Ahlawat

DES (Forestry), KVK Bhiwani

Agroforestry

Department of Forestry was established on 16.02.1982

Location
Forestry Building located at the back side of College of Agriculture.

Mailing Address
Department of Forestry
College of Agriculture
CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, India

Telephone No.: +91-1662-285255

List of synopsis and thesis of M.Sc. & Ph.D. students

 Salient Achievements

Cultivation of agricultural crops in the interspaces of poplar had beneficial effect on the growth of poplar.

*    Growing of poplar at wider spacings (10 m x 2.5 m and 15 m x 2.5 m) produce higher volume of wood and also provide insurance against reduced total income (crops + poplar) in the event of crash of poplar prices.

*       Adverse effect of poplar on the associated crops decreased with increasing tree spacing.

*       Different spacings of poplar had no adverse effect on the yield of associated crops during the first year of plantation. However, the yield of all crops started decreasing from 2nd year onward.

*       The quality and yield of medicinal plants (Aloe, Shatawari, Giloe and mulhati) increased in close spacing of poplar as compare to wide spacings.

*       Magnitude of yield reduction was higher during the rainy season than winter season.

*       Among various rainy and winter season crops tried under different spacings of poplar, turmeric was found most compatible crop.

*       Cultivation of rainy season crops (sorghum, cowpea, dhaincha) in the intraspaces of poplar after two years of poplar plantation was not found economical. However, cultivation of winter crops (wheat and berseem) was found economical till the end of rotation.

*        Sorghum-Berseem crop rotation and wider spacings of 10 m x 2.5 m and 15 m x 2.5 m gave maximum net returns in poplar based agroforestry system.

*       At farmers field also the discounted income from poplar based agroforestry system has been recorded at Rs.6827/acre/year even with lowest market rates (Rs.100-125/qtl.) of poplar prevailing during 2005.

*       Among wheat varieties tested in the interspaces of poplar, durum wheat variety WH-896 was found most suitable for agroforestry as its seeds were not eaten by squirrel at the time of germination and by parrots at seed maturity.

*        Pest studies in sorghum grown under 10 m x 2.5 m and 15 m x 2.5 m spacings revealed that per cent shoot fly dead hearts, per cent stem borer dead hearts, per cent stem tunneling and per cent plant infection was about 50 under poplar as compared to control.

*       Weed control and fertilizer studies in poplar nursery revealed that for getting healthy ETPs of poplar, it should be fertilized with 200 kg N + 50 kg P2O5 /ha or 20 t/ha FYM and weed can be effectively controlled with chemical weeding [Glyphosate @1.0 % solution on product basis (round up/glycel) 60 days after bud sprouting].

*      Growth and yield of crops in association with Melia start decreasing from 4th year of planting. Maximum yield decrease (85%) has been observed during the rainy season (Dhaincha). During the winter season yield decrease was minimum (26%) in Berseem followed by Barley (39%) and Wheat (40%).

*      Dhaincha-Berseem crop rotation was found most economical followed by Dhaincha-Wheat in Melia based agrisilviculture system.

*       Planting of Melia in saline soil and cultivation of Dhaincha during the rainy season and Berseem during the winter season results in better reclamation than planting of trees alone.

*       Among the winter season crops, Barley was found most compatible crop with eucalypts. The average yield reduction in Barley, Berseem, Wheat and Lentil over the last 4 years (3 to 6 years old) was 47, 52, 63 and 65 per cent, respectively.

*       Wheat grown with eucalypts does not need extra dose of fertilizer. However, wheat requires more number of irrigations under eucalypts than control sown wheat.

*       The higher irrigation requirement of wheat raised in association with 4-5 years old eucalypts was due to about 30 per cent higher soil moisture depletion from 0-90 cm soil layer in agroforestry than sole wheat.

*        Among different genotypes of jojoba, local genotypes performed best in comparison to Israeli genotypes.

*       Vegetative propagation techniques in neem have been standardized using different growth regulators.

*       Mahaneem was found sensitive to high salinity (EC more than 2.5 dS m-1). However, it showed luxirant growth in sandy soil.

*        Prosopis cineraria is a cross fertilizing species. Polycross population was found best for both plant height and dbh.

*       Genetic diversity in Prosopis cineraria and P. juliflora has been determined through electrophoresis of total seed protein.

*        Air layering in P. cineraria was found successful when treated with IBA and talcum powder in ratio of 1:1.

*         Seven species of Prosopis viz. P. cineraria, P. juliflora, P. alba, P. chilensis, P. flaexuosa, P. velutina and P. levigata have been established in the species collection block for further breeding programme.

*        Fodder nutritive value of different Prosopis species was analysed. In P. cineraria hybrid, values of crude protein and IVDMD were found maximum in comparison to other species.

*      Germplasm of Jatropha (489 CPTs), Mahua (86 CPTs), Karanj (68 CPTs), Jal (36 (CPTs), Jojoba (6 genotypes), Paradise tree (11 CPTs) has  been  collected from diverse ecogeographical regions of India.

*        Five species of Jatropha viz., J. curcas, J. gossypifolia, J. integerrima, J. multifida and J. podagrica have been established in the field for genetic improvement of jatropha through inter and intraspecific hybridization.

*        Clonal propagation techniques of different TBOs have been standardized using different growth regulators.

*        In tree borne oilseeds, the complete burial of the seed in soil results in poor germination. Therefore, to get higher germination, half of the seed should remain exposed to air.

*       Damping off/root-rot of shisham is a devastating and widely spread disease in nurseries. Seed treatment of shisham with Bavistin or Dithane M-45 effectively checked damping off disease in nurseries. Similarly, seed treatment with biocontrol agent i.e. Pseudomonas maltophylla and Bacillus subtilis prevent the disease and support growth of the seedlings.

*       Acacia tortilis has shallow root system so it should not be planted on field boundaries in agroforestry. If planted, then a trench of 0.5 m x 1.0 m size should be dug 2 m from the tree trunk.

*       Planting of tree seedlings in the month of October in arid environment has been found most suitable for establishment of tree species as compared to February and July season planting.

*      Use of brackish water for life saving irrigation up to 20 dS m-1 water can be used for Acacia nilotica, Dalbergia sissoo, Azadirachta indica and Prosopis cineraria without any apparent detrimental effect on their growth. A. indica was found more resistant to salinity.

 Research Priorities

*        Introduction of tree borne oilseeds (TBOs) species in agroforestry Development of agroforestry models by selecting compatible tree-crop combination.

*        Domestication and breeding of unexploited trees and shrubs.

*        Biomass estimation and nutrient cycling in agroforestry system.

*        Development of suitable techniques for afforestation in fragile environmental conditions.

*        Development of Improved nursery technology for multiplication of quality planting stock

Academic Programmes

Post-graduation programs in M.Sc. and Ph.D. Forestry

Teaching

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programme in the discipline of FORESTRY
  • Offers courses to UG and PG students of the University.

Courses Requirements of M.Sc. and Ph.D Forestry

M. Sc. FORESTRY

Major courses

Course no

Course Title

Credits

Semester

For. 501*

Silviculture

2+0

II

For. 502*

Forest Biometry

1+1

II

For. 503*

Forest Management

2+0

I

For. 504*

Forest Products - Chemistry and Industries

1+1

II

For. 505*

Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation

2+1

I

For. 506*

Agroforestry Systems

1+1

II

For. 507*

Forest Protection

1+1

II

For. 508*

Tree Improvement

1+1

II

For. 509

Plantation Forestry

2+1

II

For. 510

Economics of Agroforestry Systems

2+1

II

For. 511

Breeding Methods in Forest Trees

2+1

I

For. 591

Masters Seminar

1+0

I & II

For. 599

Masters Research

20

I & II

Compulsory Non-Credit Deficiency Courses ( For those who are non Forestry Graduates)

For. 451

Principle and Practices of Silviculture

2+0

I

For. 452

Forest Mensuration

1+1

I

For. 453

Principles of Tree Improvement

1+1

I

For. 454

Wood Products and Utilization

1+1

I

For. 455

Forest Management, Policy and Legislation

1+1

I

Supporting courses

Stat 511*

Statistical Methods for Applied Sciences

3+1

 

Ph.D. FORESTRY

Major courses

Course no

Course Title

Credits

Semester

For. 601**

Quantitative Silviculture

2+1

II

For. 602**

Advances in Tree Improvement

2+1

II

For. 603**

Advances in Wood and Non-Wood Forest Products

3+0

I

For. 604**

Agroforestry Systems and Management

1+1

II

For. 605**

Forestry Interventions for Environment Amelioration

1+1

I

For. 606

Advances in Silviculture

1+1

II

For. 607

Advances in Forest Reproductive Biology

1+1

I

For. 608

Advances in Agroforestry Research and Management

2+0

I

For. 691

Doctoral Seminar-I

1+0

I & II

For. 692

Doctoral Seminar-II

1+0

I & II

For. 699

Doctoral Research

45

I & II

Supporting

Stat 512**

Experimental Designs

2+1

 

Soils 510

Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Soil and Crop Studies

2+1

 

* Courses are compulsory for M.Sc. Forestry    ** Courses are compulsory for Ph.D. Forestry.

Extension

  • Dissemination of standardized techniques to the farmers
  • To solve the problems of the farmers relating to forestry/agroforestry

Future Plan of Forestry Department

*        Studies on tree-crop interaction in agroforestry systems.

*        Evaluation of different spacings of poplar and eucalypts will be tested for higher income from agroforestry.

*       Compatible medicinal and aromatic plants will also be identified in poplar based agroforestry system

*      Germplasm centre of Jatropha and important multipurpose trees and shrubs will be established.

*       Seed orchard of important tree species such as jatropha, karanj, shisham, khejri, kikar, neem, eucalypts and poplar will be established for the distribution of quality reproductive material.

*      Emphasis will be given on domestication and breeding of unexplored forest trees and shrubs.

*      Nursery technology for unexploited tree species will be developed for production of quality planting stock.

*       Production technology of forest tree species for different situations including fragile environmental conditions will be developed.

*        Tree mortality, its causes and their management.

*        Biomass estimation and nutrient cycling in agroforestry systems

*      Package of practices for production of important agroforestry tree species will be developed in Hindi and English both for the benefit of Farmers, Agriculture Officers, Forest Officers and Students.

*       Agroforestry model plantations will be established at different KVKs for demonstration and research.

 

Last updated - 21/07/14