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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Biochar: Can it put the tea industry back in the black?

Here is another report from Sri Lanka on biochar in the tea industry...
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120624/business-times/biochar-can-it-put-the-tea-industry-back-in-the-black-3850.html
This follows on from my previous report in December 2010...
http://sea-biochar.blogspot.com/2010/12/rejuvenation-of-tea-plantations-dilmah.html

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  1. The answer to this specific question is Unlikely or a definite No, if it is the SL Tea Industry. However, Biochar can improve crop production, improve quality, reduce the cost of production and improve estate productivity .

    The SL Tea Industry (TI) started with the planting of Camellia sinensis almost 150 years ago beginning with the deforestation of lands under natural forest cover. Today there are 190,000 ha in bearing (CBSL 2010) under this crop...
    This is part of a long & interesting response from Hemal de Silva (hsdes59@yahoo.com – Tel: +9411 2645841) ... & too long for limits imposed by blogger comments, so I've posted the full reply here...
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52700813/Biochar.pdf

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