• Munnar experiencing rare weather pattern as mercury dips to sub-zero levels again
    After a one-month gap, the mercury dipped to sub-zero levels again at the hill station of Munnar in Idukki on Saturday. The month’s lowest temperature of -1° Celsius was recorded on Saturday morning at Chenduvarai and Silent Valley.
  • Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district records 735.30 mm rainfall as downpour continues
    COONOOR: Rains coutinues to pound The Nilgiris on Sunday, with the district recording 735.30 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending at 8.30 am. Devala received the highest rainfall of 103 mm followed by Avalanchi 93 mm, upper Bhavani 53 mm, Gudalur and Naduvattam 49 mm each and Pandalur 47 mm.
  • Russia-Ukraine war impacts India’s fertilizer imports and tea exports, Kerala too face heat
    Urea, potash and complex are widely used for agricultural activities in Kerala. India relies on countries like Ukraine, Russia and Belarus for these fertilisers. 16-16-16 complex fertilizer is sourced from Russia, urea from Ukraine and potash and salt with reduced sodium content are sourced from Belarus. They reach India through Thoothukudi and Mangaluru ports.
  • IIPMB webinar on plantations and carbon credits to be held on Feb 9
    The Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bengaluru (IIPMB) in association with United Planters Association of South India (UPASI), Indian Tea Association (ITA) and BusinessLine is organising a seminar (hybrid mode) on “Carbon Footprints for Agri-Plantation (AP) Companies: Exploring their Marketability to Manage the Bottom-Line” on Wednesday, February 9.
  • Upasi conducts first level screening of teas for Golden Leaf India awards
    The first level screening of teas for the 17th edition of The Golden Leaf India Awards (TGLIA) organised by UPASI was held on Saturday at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. A 3-member panel comprising Koshy Panicker of J. Thomas & Co. P. Ltd, A. Noor Mohamed of Paramount Tea Marketing (SI) P. Ltd, and Thomas Mathews of Forbes & Co evaluated the teas that had entered the competition.
  • Golden Leaf India awards announced
    Harrisons Malayalam Limited and United Nilgiri Tea Estates Company have won five awards each in the 16th edition of Golden Leaf India Award: Southern Tea Competition organised by the United Tea Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) and the Tea Board of India.
  • Indian tea safe to drink: Southern planters
    COIMBATORE: Terming Indian teas as safe to drink, United Planters Association of Southern India (UPASI) today said tea producers adhere to very high standards in production of tea ensuring that they are well within the residue level laid down under various statutes.