Developing better nutritional strategies for mechanical tea production




New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

The project aims to: 1. Improve the understanding of tea growers on the nutritional requirements of mechanically harvested tea to maximise yields. 2. Identify micronutrient deficiencies and the best methods to alleviate. 3. Increase the average yields oftea producers to help meet the increasing demand this will also reduce the costs of production. 4. Improve the efficiency of fertiliser use thereby minimising the environmental impacts of current and future fertiliser practices.

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Project Start Date

Monday, December 1, 2003

Project Completion Date

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Industry building and connectivity


Related publications


Fertiliser Strategies for Mechanical Tea Production