Forest Research, a renowned research institution, has recently registered three new bamboo varieties. The registration of these varieties was recommended by an expert committee from the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. The committee carefully examined the research results and identified the unique features and characteristics of these bamboos.
The journey to develop these new varieties began in 1991 when Forest Research established a tissue culture lab. Over the years, researchers dedicated their efforts to produce Borak, Makla, and Karjoba bamboo seedlings using tissue culture techniques.
In 2005, the experimentation phase commenced, with researchers cultivating these fresh bamboo types in different regions of the country. The cultivation took place in Pabna, Rajshahi University, Jahangirnagar University, the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences at Chittagong University, and Bandarban. The researchers closely monitored the growth and development of these bamboo variants and observed their successful cultivation in various parts of the country.
The newly registered bamboo varieties are expected to have a significant impact in the bamboo industry. They offer promising features that make them valuable resources for various applications. Among these varieties, the BFRI bamboo variety BB1 stands out with an impressive average culm height of 17.74m and a diameter of 6.80cm. These identifying characteristics are detailed in the registration certificate provided by Forest Research.
This milestone achievement showcases the dedication and expertise of Forest Research in advancing the field of bamboo research and development. The registration of these new bamboo varieties is not only a testament to their successful efforts but also a boost to the bamboo industry as a whole.
With the official registration, these new varieties will now be recognized and promoted by authorities. Their potential utilization in different sectors, such as construction, furniture, and handicrafts, holds great promise for economic growth and environmental sustainability.
Forest Research’s commitment to innovation and research has once again yielded fruitful results. The introduction of these three new bamboo varieties will undoubtedly contribute to the flourishing bamboo industry, both nationally and internationally.