Professor, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka


An attmpt was made to test an optional tea nursery media instead normal soil used.

Tea is considered as the main beverage crop all over the world but production of tea has been affected by several factors. Finding of suitable soil is one of such issues in the tea nurseries. Therefore, introduction of alternative medium is needed and therefore, this study tested for biochar, coir dust, paddy husk and tea waste as the alternative media for tea nursery replacing 50% of soil. However, the present study indicated that replacement of soil with biochar is not effective as an alternative medium, however; use of paddy husk and tea waste seem plausible replacing 50% of the soil.