FAO-IGG Inter-sessional Meeting

The FAO-IGG inter-sessional meeting was held during August 12-13, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo Hotel with the participation of a large number of foreign delegates representing tea growing and consuming countries.
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TRI Participates at the CRT Trade Fair & Exhibition


The CRT exhibition was held at the BMICH during August 11-13, 2017...

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Celebrate 150 years of Ceylon Tea – Tea Party

World’s ever longest Tea Party organized by Sri Lanka held on 06 July 2017. While many countries from east to west across the world celebrated at 5.00 pm Sri Lanka time in every time zone and the local event was at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. This celebration was organized b...

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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 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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