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11 July 2018

Condemned Instruments/Equipments at UPASI TEA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Nirar Dam BO, Valparai -642127, Coimbatore Dist. are for disposal (For details, see Sealed quotations for the above may be sent to the Director, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Nirar Dam BO, Valparai-642127 on or before 31st August 2018. Quotations should be superscripted with “Quotation for Condemned Instruments”. Interested parties may visit the UPASI TRF TRI on working days or contact on 04253 235301 to see the condemned instruments and equipments.







List of Instruments/Equipments for sale

Sl. No. Description of Items
1 Bak pak sprayer 5 nos Botany
2 Knapsack sprayers(5 nos) Botany
3 Hot air oven  Chemistry
4 Soxtherm fat extraction Chemistry
5 Computer HCL Chemistry
6 Flame photometer – sherwood Chemistry
7 Waterbath Chemistry
8 Humidity chamber Chemistry
9 Fermentor Pathology
10 UV Visible Spectrophotometer Pathology
11 BOD Incubator Pathology
12 Digital burette Chemistry
13 Rotary Vacuum evaporator Pesticide
14 waring blender Pesticide
15 Double glass distillation unit Pesticide
16 Cryocan Physiology
17 Fluorometer and sunscan analyser Physiology
18 Gel Documentation system Physiology
19 Micro oven Physiology
20 Osmometer Physiology
21 Phast gel system Physiology
22 Porometer Physiology
23 Submarine electrohoresis system Physiology
24 Water bath and magnetic stirrer Physiology
25 Autoanalyzer-Skalar Physiology
26 Block digestor Physiology
27 Digital pH meter Physiology
28 Flame photometer Physiology
29 Growth chamber Physiology
30 Plant water status console Physiology
31 Radioactie contamination monitor Physiology
32 Refrigerator-Allwyn Physiology
33 Spectoradiometer-Licor Physiology
34 Weighing balance Physiology
35 IRGA Photosynthethic system Physiology
36 DNA immobilizer with hybridization oven Physiology
37 Electrophoresis power supply unit Physiology
38 IR moisture Tester  Technology
39 Air displacement pipettes Technology
40 Autoclave Technology
41 BPL Refrigerator Technology
42 BPL Refrigerator Technology
43 Co2 Gas analyser Technology
44 Deep freezer Technology
45 Enng. Instrument box Technology
46 Heating mandle Technology
47 Heating mandle Technology
48 Heating mandle Technology
49 Heating mandle Technology
50 Homogenizer Technology
51 Hot air oven Technology
52 Hot plate Technology
53 Lyophilizer Technology
54 Magnetic stirrer Technology
55 Orthodox roller Technology
56 Oxygen electrode/ recorder  Technology
57 pH meter Technology
58 Refrigated centrifuge (C23) Technology
59 Refrigated centrifuge  Technology
60 Rotay evaporator ( Glass assemble) Technology
61 Rotary film vaccum evaparator Technology
62 Servo stablizer Technology
63 Tray drier Technology
64 Vaccum oven Technology
65 Walk in cooler Technology
66 Water bath Technology
67 Magnetic Stirrer Technology
68 Mettler pH meter Technology
69 Simultanius distillation appratues Technology
70 Digital multimeter Technology
71 Double stage gas regulator Technology
72 Double stage gas regulator Technology
73 Hot plate (Alpha) Technology
74 HPLC column oven Technology
75 Magnetic stirrer Technology
76 pH meter Technology
77 Revolving chair Technology
78 Tachometer Lutron Technology
79 Temperature regulator Technology
80 Temperature regulator Technology
81 Thermohygrometer dial type Technology


News & Events

  • Dr. C.S. Venkata Ram Memorial Annual Tea Colloquium-2018

    Dr. C.S. Venkata Ram Memorial Annual Tea Colloquium will be held on Aug, 2018 at Seminar Hall, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Valparai. The maximum time for presentation is ten minutes followed by discussion. Prizes will be awarded for the best three presentations.…

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  • Residue analysis in other crops


    The Pesticide Residue Division is equipped with state-of-art instruments viz., Gas Chromatograph, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph, GCMS, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, etc., Our lab is GLP certified by National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority, Govt. of India for the execution of Pesticide Residue Studies. We are accredited…

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  • Vacancy 2019

    08/09/2018 @ 09:30 am

    Date of Publish: 28-Mar-2019 UPASI TEA RESEARCH FOUNDATION TEA RESEARCH INSTITUTE NIRAR DAM PO VALPARAI – 642 127   ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT ADVISORY OFFICER Applications are invited for the post (1 No.) of Asst. Advisory Officer to work in the UPASI Tea…

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  • Monthly circular – April 2014


       Monthly Circular April -2014  WEATHER Weather data recorded in March 2014 at the TRF observatory are given below, along with the corresponding figures for March 2013. Year Total Rainfall mm Mean Sunshine hr/day Mean Temperature ° C Mean Relative Humidity % at Mean Evaporation…

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  • Quotations & Tenders

    11 July 2018 Condemned Instruments/Equipments at UPASI TEA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Nirar Dam BO, Valparai -642127, Coimbatore Dist. are for disposal (For details, see Sealed quotations for the above may be sent to the Director, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Nirar Dam BO,…

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  • Publications


    Ajaikumar, S., Siby Mathew, R. Raj Kumar and P. Mohan Kumar (2014). Mechanical harvesting in tea: A case study of Pasuparai estate. Journal of Plantation Crops. 42(2): 201-214. Ajay, D. and Baby, U.I. 2010. Induction of systemic resistance to Exobasidium vexans in tea through SAR…

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  • Latest


    The principal landmark in the history of tea research in south India, was the establishment of a Tea Experimental Station in Gudalur in 1926. During the last seven and half decades, this research organisation. Now known as the UPASI Tea Research Foundation (UPASI TRF), had…

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  • Publications and Library


    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…

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Conferences Seminars


    DATE:  10-12 December 2014

    PLACE:  Kozhikode

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  • Research Extension Meeting

    DATE:  06-08 May 2013

    PLACE:  Valparai

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    DATE:   2013


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  • Dr.C.S. Venkata Ram Annual Tea Colloquium

    DATE:  1 August 2013


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    DATE:  28/04/2012


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    DATE:  2001

    PLACE:  Chennai

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    DATE:  2014


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    DATE:  September 2013

    PLACE:  Coonoor

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Research Activities

  • Pesticide Residue

    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)…

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  • Botany

    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…

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  • Soil Chemistry

    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…

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  • Entomology

    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…

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  • 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…

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  • Physiology & Biotechnology

    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…

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  • Tea Technology

    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…

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