Friday, March 9, 2012

Book on Gmelina arborea (KUMIL) Tamil edition.

Some snippets from IFGTB 'Tree Growers Mela -2012:
Part - 1
I would like to bring to our readers some interesting and useful information from the "Tree Growers Mela" organized by The Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore on 23rd and 24th February, 2012. (Part - 1)

Book on Gmelina arborea (KUMIL) Tamil edition:
A book on Gmelina arborea (Tamil edition) has been released by IFGTB. English edition is under preparation and will be published soon. This nice little book is a must for Kumil farmers and the new planters as it contains elaborate information in simple farmers language. Some of the topics covered by this book are listed here:
  • General information about the tree, flowers, fruits, seeds, seed collection, storage, seed handling, nursery raising Etc.
  • Maintenance of seedlings
  • Vegetative propagation
  • Plantation methods
  • Silvicultural characteristics
  • Planting space
  • Pests and diseases
  • Importance of pruning and mulching
  • Recommended intercrops
  • Wood properties (Both physical and chemical)
  • Timber characteristics
  • Wood processing
  • Uses
  • Growth statistics
  • Economics
  • Comparison with Eucalyptus for using kumil wood pulp for paper making.
Thanks to Dr.S.Saravanan for his meticulous efforts in compiling this useful book. This book can be purchased from : The Director, IFGTB, PB:1061, Forest campus, Coimbatore - 641 002, Tamilnadu. Price Rs.70/- Tel No.04222484142.

A.Vishnu Sankar

1 Comentário:

Vishnu Sankar A said...

To purchase one copy call:

The Tree Information Centre, IFGTB, Coimbatore.
Mr. Ravichandran IFS, Extension Officer,
Director thro'

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