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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?


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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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Plant Pathology Division mainly focus on all aspects of tea diseases and their management strategies in order to minimize crop loses while ensuring the cleanliness of tea by minimal use of chemicals for the control of diseases. Therefore, Integrated Disease Management (IDM) approaches are tested for all major disease occurrences.

In addition to research activities, the Division renders disease diagnostic services for tea cultivations and microbial testing services for tea factories.

Key Research Areas

  • Development of accurate and reliable pest severity indices
  • Identification of biological, cultural and chemical control strategies for the incorporation to integrated disease management strategies

 

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Major Achievements

  • Recommendation of a copper fungicide (Perenox) against control of blister blight causal agent, Exobasidium vexans (1946) along with the description of life cycle of E. vexans (1949).
  • Recommendations of control measures against ‘Poria’ disease  tea plantations (1947)
  • Development of a Knapsack sprayer for the control of blister blight (1951)
  • Recommendation of three systemic fungicides (bitertanol, tridermorph, propiconazole) for the control of blister blight (1984)
  • Development of a comprehensive key to be used in cultivar screening for resistance to Macrophoma canker (1997)
  • Development of a method for cultivar screening for resistance to Poria root disease (1998)
  •  Development of a bio formulation of Trichoderma harzianum using locally isolated strain for the control of Poria root disease (2008)
  • Identification of a new causal of agent of stem canker, Fusarium solani, from Low country (2008)

 

 
 
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