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Year 2017: the year of adoption of integrated measures ..........



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236th E & E Forum - Corporate Sector (English)

(Created date: 03-Aug-2018)

Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka (TRISL) is mandated with generation and dissemination of new technologies related to tea. TRISL hold its 236th Experiments and Extension (E & E) forum seminar 3rd August 2018 at the Auditorium of TRISL, Talawakelle under the theme of "Minimizing the economic losses of tea cultivation through refining the existing Agricultural Practices”.

The Executive Officers and Managers of Regional Plantation Companies, Members of the Tea Research Board and its Consultative Committees, Members of the Planter’s Associations, Tea Small Holding Development Authority, Tea Exporters, Sri Lanka Tea Factory Owners Association and the representatives from Universities participated in this extension.

Dr M M J P Gawarammana, Chairman, TRB addressed the gathering emphasizing the role of TRISL in uplifting the status of tea industry to face the uprising challenges in the global tea market. He highly appreciate the untiring efforts taken by the researchers and extensionists for developing valuable technologies,appropriate for Sri Lankan tea industry. Further, he pointed out that, the instituteis now capable of providing technical outputs and research findings more effectively and efficiently, with the recruitment of new staff.

The keynote speech delivered by Dr I S B Abeysinghe, Director of the TRI highlighted the current scenario of global tea market and the new trends. He warned industry players about frequent detection of MCPA residues in exported tea following the banning of Glyphosate use in tea plantations. The temporary lifting of Glyphosate ban by government would give adequate time for the researchers to find out alternatives for weed management in tea plantations.

The main speakers of the event disclosed the finding of recent research projects, which would be helpful to contain the cost of tea production, through the environment friendly cultivation methods.Dr G. P. Gunarathne, Head of Soils and Plant Nutrition Division of TRISL, discussed the potential use of factory wood ash as a source of nutrient for mature tea.It is rich in potassium. Mr S. R. W. Pathiranage, the Research Officer, who involved in testing mechanical devices for tea cultivation,introduced an appropriate package for mechanization of tea harvesting.This study has investigated the physiological effects of mechanized tea harvesting on growth yield of tea and the means of minimizing adverse impacts.

Dr N. P. S. N. Bandara, Senior Research Officer of TRISL presented a new Index developed to find out the quality of tea soils. This technique would be useful for taking a decision on rehabilitation, before replanting with tea and more applicable to small tea growers as they are reluctant to undertake soil rehabilitation.These scientific and technical sessions wereended upwith fruitful discussionson the subjects presented at the E & E.

































 
 
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