Radhakrishnan,B., K. K. Srikumar, Smitha, K. B. Suresh. 2018. Evaluation of Sulfoxaflor 50%WG against Tea mosquito bug, Helopeltistheivora Waterhouse (Hemiptera: Miridae). Pestology. 42 (3), 31-36.
Radhakrishnan, B. 2018. Recent issues on pesticide residues and other contaminants in Tea. Planters chronicle. 114(1): 4-11.
Radhakrishnan B. and Durairaj. J. 2018. Recent trends in tea research in southern India. Planters chronicle. 114 (4&5): 14-22.
Radhakrishnan, B. and Durairaj, J. 2018. Factors limiting tea productivity in southern India. Planters chronicle. Vol. 114 – (7): 7- 19.
Radhakrishnan B. 2018. Tea. In: Pests of plantation crops. (Eds.) Chowdappa, P, Chandrika Mohan & Joseph Rajkumar, A. Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. pp. 163-176.
Srikumar,K.K., Smitha, K. B. Suresh, B. Radhakrishnan.2018.Intraguild predation of green lacewing larvae (Neuroptera: chrysopidae) on spider eggs and spiderlings. Journal of threatened taxa, 10(8),358–367.
Srikumar, K. K., S. Salini, S. Smitha, B. Suresh Kumar and B. Radhakrishnan. 2018. Taxonomy, bionomics and predatory potential of Eocantheconaconcinna(Walker) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae), Journal of Biological Control, 32(2): 81-86.
Manikandan.K, R. Arulpandi, S. Anitha, Smitha, Sureshkumar B, Mahendran.P and Radhakrishnan. B. 2018. Predatory efficacy of Hierodulasp., a giant asian praying mantid on tea mosquito bug, Helopeltistheivora.Newsletter of UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28 (1): 2.
Radhakrishnan, B. and Durairaj, J. 2018. Factors limiting tea productivity in southern India. Planters’ Chronicle, 114(7): 7-19.
Manigandan, N and Sathish, R. 2018. Variation in aroma generation enzyme activities and precursor’s content of different varieties of clones. News letter of UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28 (1)
Manigandan, N. Radhakrishnan, B. and Dilipkumar, N. 2018 Impact of Silica gel on keeping quality of tea. News letter of UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28 (2)
Nepolean.P and Manimal. N. 2018. Effect of microbial fermentation product on blister blight spore germination under in vitro conditions. Newsletter of UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28 (1):6.
Nepolean. P, Durairaj. J, Manimala. N and Radhakrishnan. B. 2018. First record of Botryosphaeriaceae species associated with die-back disease of tea shoots in south India. Newsletter of UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28 (2):6.
Srikumar, K.K., Smitha, S., Suresh Kumar, B. and Radhakrishnan, B. 2018. Diversity of Mantids in tea plantation. Journal of Plantation Crops, 46(3): 221-223.
Edwin Raj E., Ashokraj.S and Radhakrishnan B. 2018. Microarray analysis of transcription factors in tea during phytopathogenic stress. Newsletter of UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28(1): 4-5.
Nalina, M., Saroja, S., Rajkumar, R., Radhakrishnan, B. and Chandrashekara, K.N. 2018. Variations in quality constituents of green tea leaves in response to drought stress under south India condition. Scientia Horticulturae.(Amsterdam).233: 359-369.
Edwin Raj E., Ashokraj.S and Radhakrishnan B. 2018. Detection of blister blight disease in tea using smartphone and image processing technique. Newsletter UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28(2).
Munivenkatappa, N., Sarikonda, S., Rajagopal, R., Balakrishnan, R. & Krishnappa Nagarathana, C. 2018. Variations in quality constituents of green tea leaves in response to drought stress under south Indian condition. Sci. Hortic. (Amsterdam). 233, 359–369.
Suganthi, M., Arvinth, S. & Senthilkumar, P. 2018. Defensive responses in Tea (Camellia sinensis) against Tea mosquito bug infestation. Res. J. Biotechnol. 13, 7–11.
Suganthi, M., Arvinth, S., Chandrashekara, K. N., Rajkumar, R. & Senthilkumar, P. 2018. Molecular characterization of bacterial biocontrol agents and their chitinase genes from tea soil. Indian J. Exp. Biol. 56, 395–401.
Manikandan,K., Arulpandi,R., Anitha,S., Smitha,S., Sureshkumar,B., Mahendran,P. And Radhakrishnan, B. 2018. Predatory efficiency of Hierodula sp., a giant praying mantid on tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis theivora. Newsl. UPASI Tea Res. Foundn. 28 (1): 2.
Smitha,S., Mahendran,P., Anitha,S. and Radhakrishnan,B.2018. Comparative studies on feeding potential of two predators Chrysoperla carnea Stephens and Blaptostethus pallescens Poppius on Red spider mite, Oligonychus coffeae Nietner. Newsl. UPASI Tea Res. 28 (2): 2 .
Nisha. S.N., Prabu. G and Mandal. A. K. A. 2018. Biochemical and molecular studies on the resistance mechanisms in tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] against blister blight disease. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 24 (5):867-880.
Senthilkumar, P., Purusothaman, N., Suganthi, M. and Mandal A.K.A. 2018. Transcriptome profiling of tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) during Pestalotiopsis theae infection revealed stress/disease responsive genes. Research Journal of Biotechnology, 13(8): 62-71.
Anju, A., Srikumar K.K. and Radhakrishnan, B. 2018. Comparative biology of HelopeltistheivoraWaterhouse on Psidium cateleianum (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) and Camellia sinensis (Ericales: Theaceae). Entomon 43 (2): 145-148.
Manimala. N, Nepolean. P and Radhakrishnan. B. 2018. Fungicide resistance of grey blight pathogen in tea. Newsletter of UPASI Tea Research Foundation. 28 (2):6.
Mareeswaran. J and Premkumar Samuel Asir. R. 2018. Bio efficacy of indigenous biological agents and selected fungicides against branch canker disease of (Macrophoma theicola) tea under field level. BMC Plant Biology. 18: 222.
Mareeswaran, J., Premkumar Samuel Asir, R. and Radhakrishnan,B. 2018. Isolation and identification of bacterial strains from different tea growing areas against Macrophoma sp. in southern India tea plantation. Journal of Plantation Crops, 2018, 46(3): 161-168.
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Senior Research Fellow position for the project : Field evaluation of four Bioproducts of Green Harvest (India) Bio-Tech Private Limited Wanted a post graduate in Zoology or Entomology for a Senior Research Fellow for a period of one year. Interested candidates may apply within 15…Read More
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Dr. C.S. Venkata Ram Memorial Annual Tea Colloquium will be announced later.Read More
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Annual Report is the one among the major publications of UPASI TRF. Annual report of each year is released by September of the following year. Other publications include Research Highlights and half yearly Newsletters. The Bulletin of UPASI TRF is an occasional publication. The Handbook…Read More
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Of late, considering the constant usage of pesticides and to monitor the residues in the final produce, a well equipped test facility was established at UPASI TRI in 1994. The pesticide residue laboratory is accredited by National Accreditation Board for testing and calibration Laboratories (NABL)…Read More
The Tea Research Institute at Valparai has seven divisions namely Botany, Soil Chemistry, Entomology, Pesticide Residue, Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Plant Physiology & Biotechnology and Tea Technology. Botany Research activities of Botany Division include plant improvement, cultivation practices and weed research. Plant improvement programme was…Read More
Chemistry Division is involved in research pertaining to soil-plant nutrients of tea besides extending analytical service to the industry. The research activities include investigations on physico-chemical properties of soil, soil-plant interactions, response of tea to major, secondary and micronutrients and their interactions. The research work…Read More
Entomology Division involve in basic and applied aspects of insect pests, particularly, biology, ecology and evolving control measures. The division evolved and recommended physical, chemical and biological method of tea pests control. In the past, extensive studies on bioecology, crop loss due to major pests…Read More
Pathology & Microbiology
In the division of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, research is carried out on diseases of tea and biofertilizers. Among the tea diseases, blister blight is the most important leaf disease caused by the pathogen, Exobasidium vexans affecting the tender harvestable shoots of tea resulting in…Read More
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Plant Physiology Division was established in 1980 which has been primarily concentrated on crop productivity. The division strives for excellence in applied research in tea productivity and bush health besides biotechnological studies. The research undertaken extends over a wide range of research programmes having collaborative…Read More
Besides offering the analytical services and involving in inter laboratory ring test to validate the test methods, Tea Technology Division is concerned about quality of final produce in accordance with PFA Act requirements, storage studies, value added products and manufacturing aspects. The laboratory has been…Read More