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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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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