RANGPUR: Experts at a training workshop have stressed on enhancing production of quality tea adopting scientific methods and latest technologies in small-scale farming of the crop on plain lands in the northern region.
They expressed the view in the practical training workshop on ‘Plucking, pruning and pests’ management in tea plantation’ held at village Talma in Amarkhana union of Sadar upazila in Panchagarh on Sunday, a press release said on Monday.Bangladesh Tea Research Institute of Bangladesh Tea Board (BTB) organised the event for 65 small-scale tea growers under its ‘Expansion of Small Holding Tea Cultivation in Northern Bangladesh Project’, reports BSS.
The workshop was arranged aiming at reaching practical knowledge and latest scientific methods, technologies and tea related services to small-scale farmers’ for expanding tea cultivation and promoting production of quality tea.
Panchagarh Regional Office Agriculturalists discussed plantation, selection and plucking of tea leaves, fertilisation and pruning and tipping, management of tea nursery, soil and fertilisers and scientific methods and technologies for tea cultivation on plain lands.
Another agriculturist narrated proper management of tea insects, diseases and weeds and practical knowledge on tea cultivation and other important issues in tea plantations on plain lands.