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Antiviral properties of tea: Black Tea may become the unique brew of choice with no side effects to fight against Corona virus?


An outbreak of corona virus dis...

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Signing of MOU with Michigan State University


A ceremonial signing of MOU for Academic & Research Co-operation between TRISL and Michigan State University was held ...

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“Bakmaha Divruma” - National Pledge to Eradicate Drug Menace


The staff of the TRISL also has pledged the “Bakmaha Divruma”...

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Japanese Delegation to TRISL


Japanese Delegation to TRISL for a verification survey on disseminating Japanese Technology of “Tea Ingredients Analyzer".
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Notice to All Tea Growers


Detection of MCPA Residue in Sri Lankan Tea...

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The Agronomy Division focuses on the introduction of novel, appropriate and cost effective agronomic practices for tea cultivation in order to enhance land productivity, effective use of labour, conservation of soil, water and environment and improvements of made tea quality. Studies on the rational use of chemicals for weed control are also undertaken. Present challenges such as the impact of climate change, environmental degradation and bio energy production are also investigated.

Key Research Areas

  • Crop management activities of harvesting, pruning, land and nursery management, soil fertility improvements, weed control
  • Mechanization of agronomic operations
  • Water and shade management
  • Impact of global climate change
  • Bio energy production

 

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Major Achievements

  • Introduction of the innovative TRI Shear Harvester for which a patent was obtained (1998). This shear harvester was also awarded a  gold medal for the best innovation at the International Exhibition of Innovations, Geneva, Switzerland (2000)
  • Introduction of a light weight plucking basket
  • Development of the hand pruner
  • Patenting   the formulation of a natural herbicide using ‘Gini Sapu’ seeds (2007)
  • Development of a new method for screening tea cultivars tolerant to drought
  • Introduction of Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) in tea
  • Introduction of integrated weed management systems in tea
  • Establishment of Maximum Residue Limits for herbicides
  • Introduction of intercropping systems of tea and rubber, as well as tea and coconut
  • Revitalization of the practice of burying of prunings in tea fields
  • Formulation of Soil Quality Index (SQI)
  • Initiation of grafting of tea cultivars for drought tolerance, pest and disease tolerance and quality improvements
  • Introduction of the concept of Techno-farm at the Low country Regional Centre

 

 


 
 
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