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Bamboo: Tissue Culture

Preparation of various media, types of explant collection, techniques of carrying explants from field to laboratory, explant sterilization techniques, inoculation techniques for shoot initiation, In vitro shoot multiplication, In vitro and ex vitro rooting, potting mixture preparation, methods of hardening of In vitro and ex vitro rooted plants at mist chamber.


Sandalwood    : Tissue Culture Techniques

Modes of propagation through tissue culture; Media preparation; Explant collection; Surface sterilization and inoculation; Shoot multiplication, rooting and genetic fidelity testing; Potting mixture preparation for hardening in mist chamber.


Sandalwood: Seed handling, Nursery and Plantation Technology

Components of nursery, propagation techniques, composting, concept of root trainers based seedling production, seed technology, supplementary nutrition, bio-fertilizers, pest management in nursery and quality assessment of seedlings (includes one day field tour and half day field visit to KSDL).


Wood Seasoning and Preservation

Wood seasoning and preservation, basic concepts of wood seasoning, methods of wood seasoning, seasoning schedules, drying defects and their control, different types of wood preservatives, methods of wood treatment and safety measures (i.e. handling issues, protection from weathering and wood coating, wood modification, wood degradation by different kind of bio-organisms (i.e.fungi, termites, borers, etc.) and marine biodegradation and about their preventive measures.


 Sandalwood: Farming and Management of its Health

Basics of raising healthy nurseries and plantations of sandalwood with special focus good silvicultural practices for the best of sandalwood, management of pest and disease of sandalwood with practical demonstrations in field, economics, oil extraction and protection details.


Extraction and Quality Assessment of Sandalwood and other Essential Oils

Basics of essential oil, extraction techniques of essential oil, quality assessment of essential oil, Value addition of essential oil, practical demonstration of essential oil extraction and testing of essential oil for quality control


Wood Modification

Basics of wood and wood properties, wood bio-degradation, weathering of wood, need for modification, techniques of wood modification (chemical, thermal and impregnation), value addition and protection of wood by modification


Field Identification of Important Timbers

Field Identification of 25 commercial timbers, Method of identification (Physical properties and internal structural features)


Clonal Propagation of Melia dubia

Macropropagation technique; Micropropagation: Media preparation; Explant collection; Surface sterilization and inoculation; Shoot multiplication, rooting and genetic fidelity testing; Hardening in mist chamber; Nursery practices; One day visit to plantation/industry.


Sandalwood: Establishment and Maintenance of Healthy Nurseries and Plantations

Seed and nursery technology of sandalwood with hands on training, management of pests and diseases in sandalwood nursery and plantations with special focus on good silviculturalpractices for best health of sandalwood, sandalwood trade, economics, protection, utilization and assessment of oil content and demonstration of oil extraction, policy and schemes of Forest Department for encouraging raisin of sandalwood plantations, visit to relevant laboratories and sandalwood plantations.


 Insect Pest Management

The IPM/IDM strategies will be helpful to minimize the indiscriminate and injudicious use of chemical pesticides against insects and pathogens prevailing in nurseries and planations of Sandalwood. IPM/IDM is an eco-friendly approach for managing pest and disease problems encompassing available methods and techniques of pest control such as cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical in a compatible and scientific manner. The prime intention to adopt IPM/IDM is to avoid economic loss for a sustainable production and prevention of adverse effects of chemicals to the environment.


Bamboo Agarbatti Stick Making

Introduction and hands-on training on Bamboo Processing Machines for agarbatti stick making (bamboo cross cutting machine, bamboo splitting machine, bamboo sliver machine, bamboo stick making machine, bamboo sticking sizing machine and bamboo stick polishing machine)


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