National Environmental Week - 2017



Inauguration Ceremony of National

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Visit of Honorable Vice Minister of Agriculture of China


Honorable Vice Minister of Agriculture of China Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka on 04 May 2017....

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TRI participates in the national exhibition at the BMICH

The Tea Research Institute participated in the national exhibition........

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Visit of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena


His Excellency President Maithripala
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Year 2017: the year of adoption of integrated measures ..........



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First working day celebration of year 2017

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High quality St. Coombs tea

It is time to order the best tea you have ever tasted.
High grown factory fresh unblended St. Coombs tea is available at the St. Coombs Tea Centre....

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St Coombs achieved all time record price

St Coombs achieved all time record price...........

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Climate Change

Report on climate changevulnerability and adaptation strategies for
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Tea Research outshines at the Sixth Symposium on Plantation Crop Research

The sixth Symposium on Plantation Crop Research was successfully held at the BMICH during November 3-4, 2016. The theme of the symposium was “Plantation Agriculture t...

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Report on climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies for tea plantations released

A comprehensive report on the impacts of climate change, vulnerability and adaptation strategies for the tea sector in Sri Lanka .....

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Low Country Regional Centre & St. Joachim Tea Factory Celebrated 50 years of Services

The TRI Low country Regional Centre and St. Joachim factory celebrated their Golden Jubilee in 2014. Commemorating the Golden Jubilee, a series of events viz. an “Open Day” for stakeholders, felicitation of retired officers with long years of service and religious ...

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National project launched for popularizing the use of machines in tea smallholdings sector

Launching the national project for popularizing the use of machineries in tea smallholdings, the Minister of Plantation Industries, Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe handed over 21 million Rupees worth of machines and equipment to 50 societies of tea smallholders and 25 bought leaf t...

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Corporate Plan 2013-17

The third revision of the Corporate Plan of the TRISL is now prepared. It embodies the vision of the management, a commitment of its senior managers by way of its mission and of all those involved in making realistic goals and objectives....

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The division engaged in developing improved cultivars/ planting materials to cope with the complex requirements determined by agro-ecology, biotic and abiotic stresses and consumer preferences of the end-product based on quality in the international market. In achieving the above objectives current research and development activities are being aimed at following areas:

Key Research Areas

  • To develop high yielding tea cultivars incorporated with other desirable characteristics that are suitable for various tea growing agro-ecologies in Sri Lanka.
  • Maintenance of national tea germplasm and activities related to germplasm conservation, characterization and evaluation for rational utilization of germplasm in tea crop improvement program.
  • Development of plant cell and tissue culture techniques to supplement the conventional tea breeding program.

 

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Major Achievements

  • An economically viable vegetative propagation method was discovered and established for the first time in tea in 1950s.
  • Release of seminal series of TRI 2000, 3000 and 4000 cultivars aiming to increase productivity of tea plantations
  • Perfection of an efficient ex-vitro rooting method requiring less time for the micro shoots to produce vigorous rooting system while achieving high survival rates of micropropagated plants during acclimatization.
  • Successful integration of micropropagation technique into the conventional breeding program authenticating its practical application to reduce the time taken to develop new cultivars by 6 years

 

 
 
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