Fertiliser Strategies for Mechanical Tea Production

  • 38 pages

  • Published: 20 Mar 2008

  • Author(s): Drinnan, James E

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This report documents the results of research into the effect of nutrition on the productivity of tea. The tea industry currently uses fertiliser recommendations developed over 25 years ago and these are being reviewed in this project. Over the last several years increased demand for Australian tea and increasing cost pressures have prompted growers to seek out better production techniques including fertiliser practices to increase yields and reduce their costs of production. The research findings are important because they will help growers to better understand the nutritional requirements of tea and improve their yields. This will reduce their costs of production and increase the economic viability of the tea industry.