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 Division engages in research on development of integrated pest management strategies to ensure sustainable and safe living and working environments in the tea eco system.


In addition, analytical services for the diagnosis of pest and nematode infestations are also rendered through laboratories at Talawakelle, Ratnapura, Kandy and Deniyaya.

Key Research Areas

  • Development of biological, cultural, chemical and non-chemical methods in the management of insect, nematode and mite pests of tea and associated crops
  • Development of sustainability indices on pest densities, soil microbial activity, earthworm, nematode, butterfly, frog, dragonfly and bird populations as indicators of different cultivation techniques and climate change
  • Scientific validation of best practices of traditional and local practices
  • Development of methods to eliminate and control biological contaminations in made tea and value-added tea

 

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Major Achievements

  • Incorporation of non-chemical methods in IPM packages
  • Successful implementation of classical biological control for Tea Tortrix management
  • Introduction of locally available bio-control agents, parasites and predators for effective management of mites and Nematodes
  • Introduction of alternatives for POP chemicals in tea cultivation
  • Phasing out of Methyl Bromide with appropriate chemical and non-chemical substitutes and declaration of Sri Lankan tea as ozone friendly
  • Recommendations for the adherence of REIs (Restricted Entry Intervals) for commonly used pesticides
  • Nursery hygiene with sedimentation tanks to ensure soil-borne pathogen free planting material
  • Initiation of the world’s first organic and biodynamic tea experimental trial plots
  • Establishment of Central Biological Control Laboratory
  • Guidance for pioneering organic and biodynamic tea production and exports in the world
  • Establishment of indicators of health of workers long exposed to agro-chemicals

 

 
 
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