Sunday, August 24, 2014

Manuring in tea plantation

The quality and flavor of the tea leaf is not only affected by the soil, climate and location, but by the character and quality of the manure used in cultivation.

The application of manure is the most important part of tea plantation depending upon the physical condition and the nature of soil.

This helps in quick growth of tea plants. Manure is an excellent source of nutrients for soil.

Practically all tea soils must be fertilized if the tea plant is to thrive, and manuring is some form is almost universal practice.

Among the goals of manuring are:
*Make nutrients available for plant
*Improve soil structure
*Increase the level of organic matter in the soil
*Increase the ability against rain and wind erosion, dehydration
*Increase ability of soil to retain moisture
Manuring in tea plantation

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