Influence of interplanted species on N and P resorption efficiencies of companion species was studied in mixed plantations of various species combinations raised for revegetation of coal mine spoil.

All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Agroforestry, College of Agriculture, Nagpur, have developed Teak and Bamboo based agrisilviculture system. In the present study production and economics of Teak and Bamboo based Agrisilviculture System is discussed.

The present study highlights the physico chemical properties of soils under two different plant communities. The soil was loamy in texture and more acidic in nature.

The containerised seedling production technology, especially use of polypacks/root trainers is dependent on suitable growing media for raising quality seedlings. In the present investigation, experiments were carried out to find out the suitable potting mixture for raising Cedrus deodara and Cupressus torulosa seedlings.

Evaluation of chemical properties in the present experiment showed that the maximum cold water solubility, hot water solubility, 1% alkali solubility, alcohol-benzene solubility along with lignin content were observed in Bombax ceiba followed by Anthocephalus cadamba. The findings of the present investigation can be feasibly used in screening and selecting the appropriate species in the field of pulp and paper, fibre board, particle board industries and different structural and constructional purposes.

Forests provide multiple benefits to the society, which are both direct and indirect. A study was conducted in Dehradun and Tehri districts to quantify and assess the economic value of various provisioning services which local people derive from the forest to meet their day to day requirement.

The carbon sequestration potential of trees grown on farmlands of Punjab has been estimated on the basis of data collected from 60 villages. A project based methodological approach was used to estimate the sequestration potential between 2005 and 2035.

During the last two decades much has been written about the biodiversity richness of country. Avoiding all the numerical details about the documented species an attempt has been made to provide information about the relative forest systems of India. For classifying the vegetation the altitude has been adopted as vital factor in detailing the vegetation.

A field experiment was conducted on loamy soil with pH 8.10 and Ec 0.42 during 2007-2008 at the demonstration/research farm of Punjab Agricultural University to study the effect of irrigation regimes on leaf area and changes in soil nutrients in the plantation of Eucalyptus clones.

An attempt has been made to study the soil bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes population in Seabuckthorn stand soil at different altitudinal zones in different seasons. Among different altitudinal zones greater microbial population size was recorded in Seabuckthorn stand soil of middle elevation zone followed by lower elevation zone and lower was found in upper elevation zone.