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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 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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