Head of the Faculty
Dr. J. C. Kaushik
Professor & Head
Faculty (Designation & Specialization)
Dr. Ravi Kumar, Professor, Specialization:
Forest Soils (Presently working as AD (REL))
Dr. K. S. Bangarwa, Professor, Specialization:
Dr. Bimlendra Kumari, Professor, Specialization: Silviculture/Forestry
Dr. D. P. S. Nandal, Senior Scientist,
Dr. J. C. Kaushik, Senior Scientist,
Specialization: Forest Pathology
Dr. R. S. Dhillon, Scientist, Specialization:
Tree Improvement/ Agroforestry
Dr. Rajender Singh Beniwal, Scientist;
Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh, Asstt. Scientist ;
Dr. Sushil Kumari
Regional Research Stations/KVKs
Dr. Naresh Kaushik, Scientist, RRS, Bawal
Dr. Raj Pal Singh Deswal, Scientist, RRS, Bawal
Dr. Ashok Kumar Deswal, Sr. DES (Forestry),
Dr. Ramesh Chander Verma, Sr. DES (Forestry),
Dr. Sunil Kumar Dhanda, Sr. DES (Forestry),
Dr. Balwan Singh Mandal, Sr. DES (Forestry), KVK,
Dr. Jitender Singh Bamel, Sr. DES (Forestry),
Dr. Sandeep Arya, DES (Forestry), KVK Yamuna
Dr. Karan Ahlawat, DES (Forestry), KVK
Department of Forestry
College of Agriculture
CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, India
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
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
Vegetative propagation techniques in neem have
been standardized using different growth
Mahaneem was found sensitive to high salinity
(EC more than 2.5 dS m-1). However, it showed
luxirant growth in sandy soil.
is a cross fertilizing species. Polycross
population was found best for both plant height
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
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
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.
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
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
Biomass estimation and nutrient cycling in
Development of suitable techniques for
afforestation in fragile environmental
Development of Improved nursery technology for
multiplication of quality planting stock
Post-graduation programs in M.Sc. and Ph.D.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programme in the
discipline of FORESTRY
Offers courses to UG and PG students of the
on Environmental Studies ( ES - 200)
Dissemination of standardized techniques to
To solve the problems of the farmers relating
Schemes funded by State/ICAR/Other Agency
Title of the Project
Co-Principal Investigator (s)
National network on integrated development
of Jatropha and karanj under irrigated
conditions Sanctioned by NOVOD Board,
Dr. M. S. Hooda
Dr. Ravi Kumar
Dr. R. S. Dhillon
Germplasm collection, evaluation and genetic improvement in
Karanja tolerance to biotic and abiotic
stresses including salt tolerance.
Dr. R. S. Beniwal
Dr. K. S. Bangarwa
"Germplasm collection, evaluation and development of high yielding
dwarf varieties of Jatropha resistance to
biotic and abiotic stress and estimation of
value chain in different TBOs"
Dr. R. S. Dhillon
Dr. M. S. Hooda
Dr. J.C. Kaushik
Dr. R. P. Saharan
Dr. K.S. Boora
Future Plan of Forestry Department
Studies on tree-crop interaction in agroforestry
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
Germplasm centre of Jatropha and important
multipurpose trees and shrubs will be
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
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
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
Agroforestry model plantations will be
established at different KVKs for demonstration