A study was undertaken to find out the impact of physiologically superior and inferior neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) trees on their seed performance in laboratory as well as in nursery. Germination percentage, mean germination time (MGT) and germination value were taken as seed parameters.

Agroforestry that envisages integration of trees, herbaceous crops and/or animals on the same land unit, holds promising potential in Punjab to diversify traditional rice-wheat rotation.

A field study was done to study and document the indigenous knowledge of various ethnic groups of Sikkim regarding animal healthcare. A large number of plants was collected and the information on their ethno-veterinary uses was gathered from local inhabitants. The information about folk medicinal use, vernacular names of plants and the parts of the plants used are documented.

The life of Jaunsaris, a tribal community of Jaunsar Bawar of Dehra Dun District, depends mainly on farming and forest resources. Farming in Jaunsar is of subsistence nature and heavily depending on rains. Therefore utilization of forest resources is the key for survival of the people of Jaunsar.

Among the global common concerns, climate change has been identified as the most important environmental challenge facing humanity. Emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons are identified as green house gases causing warmth of earth globally. Of these CO2 alone accounts for 60 per cent share.

Comparative study of normal and quality planting stock of selected indigenous fuelwood and fodder tree species of sub-tropical region of Garhwal Himalaya was carried out for selection of suitable fuelwood and fodder tree species for higher biomass production.

The present Act and Rules seeks to correct the historical injustice done to Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers, by granting them security of tenure over individual and community holdings, ownership of Minor Forest Produce, Nistar and Grazing Rights and adequate safeguards for their rehabilitation, in cases of their displacement from present locations, on account of forestry and

Differences in foliage tissue concentration of elements were assessed for Prosopis juliflora, Calotropis gigantia and Ipomoea fistulosa growing on abandoned fly ash and a control soil. In general, plants from the fly ash exhibited reduced concentrations of N, K, Ca, Mg, S and Mn while elevated trace element concentration in comparison to the control.

An experiment on the influence of tree cover on physical properties of soil was carried out at Instructional Farm, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari (Gujarat) under twelve-years old plantation during the year 2002-2003. The soil samples were collected from three depths (0-30, 30-60, 60-90 cm).

Lantana camara Linn. belonging to family Verbenaceae is known world wide as an obnoxious weed having 650 varieties spreading over 60 countries. The present study was carried out to investigate the efficacy of L. camara extracts against wood destroying white and brown rot fungi.