Value Added Tea Product – Carbonated Tea
Carbonated Tea also called as Fizzy Tea is unique chilled tea formulation made using concentrated liquid tea extract. Product is quite unique compared to other carbonated beverages due to very low additive levels. Unique tea flavor and color, sparkling effect due to chilled carbonation are characteristics that increase the acceptability of this product.
TRI 5000 series tea cultivars for Uva region
Evaluations have been completed to recommend TRI 5000 series cultivars suitable for Uva region.
Poly Clonal Seed Gardens
Last updated on July 21st, 2020 at 10:07 am
Reproductive phenology study was conducted and new four polyclonal and five bi clonal parental combinations have been identified for establishing tea seed gardens in the future to enhance the productivity of existing tea seed gardens.
Mother Bush Programme
Last updated on July 21st, 2020 at 10:05 am
4.5 ha of TRI 3000, 4000 and new TRI 5000 series mother bushes have been planted to disseminate quality planting materials among tea growers.
Guideline on Estimating Soil Quality Index (SQI)
Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 10:39 am
The guideline on estimating the soil quality index released, laboratory facilities upgraded at Significant highest made tea yield of 3800 kg ha-1 yr-1 was obtained in 100% N (through Nano HA Urea) + 100% K (through MOP) in 4 splits and recorded 35% yield increment compared to current recommendation.
Highest bush development observed from cultivar TRI 2023, under irrigated conditions, then under rain-fed conditions while growth differences were not significant with TRI 2027 and TRI 4004.
Quantification of Soil CO2 emission
Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 08:01 am
Soil CO2 emission, i.e. soil respiration was quantified for all the tea growing major soil series. It was highest in the low grown region, followed by mid grown region and it was lowest in the high grown region.