Managing trees, especially in Agroforestry, is of utmost importance, otherwise they may become too large and/or unstable. The integration of trees on the farmland creates complex biological interaction, which may not necessarily result in yield advantage. The tree architecture plays an important role in deciding the growth of understorey crops.

Among the different causes of forest fires, accidental causes result into more than 90 per cent fires followed by natural causes. Socio-economic factors, viz., land holding and social participation play an important role in the management of forest fires. This finding was further conformed by the regression analysis. However, education was found inversely related. The lack of interaction with forest department was reported as an important factor for the non participation of the respondent in the forest fire control.

Effect of forest fire on woody vegetation and regeneration behaviour was studied in Chir pine forest situated between 1150-1800 m in Solan Forest Division in Himachal Pradesh, India. Fire is considered to be one of the main causes of disturbance in Chir pine forests. The disturbance has become a requirement for vigorous ecosystem functioning and should be considered a normal part of an ecosystem's physical environment.

Mango is a widely spaced fruit tree comprising a good number of commercial varieties. Mango fruit crop provides opportunities of utilizing the land spaces to its maximum, particularly during the initial years of establishment. Thus, an attempt was made to study the effect of mango varieties on the yield of wheat sown in its inter spaces. Dec 2006

A study was conducted to work out the effects of leguminous crops with mulberry in Doon Valley under irrigated conditions. The work was conducted for three consecutive years (2001-2003) in S-146 variety of mulberry plantation. Dec 2006

Studies conducted on Ardu (Ailanthus excelsa) based agrisilvi system of agroforestry during 1999-00 to 2001-02 have indicated beneficial effect of Ardu on environment and soil health. Dec 2006

Women constitute about half of the total population of Bangladesh. Rural women live in poverty deprivation and they are discriminated at every stage of life. The present status, activities and constraints of women in Social Forestry activities and their empowerment through Social Forestry programs are identified. Dec 2006

A sizable number of macrophytes growing luxuriantly in Kawar lake, the largest one of its kind in Bihar, are utilized by the native folk for food (Euryale ferox, Ipomoea aquatica, Nelumbo nucifera, Nymphaea nouchali, Nymphaea sp. - a probable hybrid, Cyperus rotundus), fodder (Commelina benghalensis, Cynodon dactylon, Cyperus iria, C. rotundus, Echinochloa colonum, E.