Laboratories


Technical support unit
Goal: To offer services within and without the tea industry services.
  • Nursery management.
  • Plant material cuttings- V.P Seeds.
  • Plant characterization and identification.
  • Soil, leaf and fertilizer analysis.
  • Black tea manufacture and analysis.
  • Equipment testing, calibration and maintenance.
  • Agro-meteorological services.
  • Pest and pathogen identification.
  • Evaluation of agrochemicals.
  • Plant inspection and quarantine.
  • Land suitability evaluation.
  • Consultancies.
  • Equipment calibration and chemical specification.
 
Crop Environment Laboratory
  • Environment impacts, modification and conservation.
  • Integrated crop management strategies.
  • Ageing tea plantation evaluation.
  • Agro-meteorogical services.
 
Botany Laboratory
  • DNA fingerprinting and Germplasm characterization.
  • Total polyphenol analysis.
  • Development of improved tea clones/varieties.
  • Development of selection tools for breeding.
 
Plant Protection Laboratory
  • Crop Pest identification.
  • Mole rat fumigation (per burrow).
  • Field/Green House Tests.
  • Weed control.
  • Fungi and Bacteria identification
  • Nematode analysis.
  • Field/Green House tests.
 
Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Plain Tea Quality Parameters.
  • Catechin Profiling by HPLC.
  • Anthocyanin profiling by HPLC.
  • Caffeine Analysis.
  • Total Soluble Solids (TSS) Analysis.
 
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