Tea

CONSERVE WATER AND INCREASE TEA YIELD WITH PRECISION IRRIGATION

Tea yield is often limited by insufficient or ineffective delivery of water and nutrients required for optimum growth and quality. Precision irrigation produces high yields and stable production in all conditions.

Why precision irrigation for tea?

  • Overcome environmental challenges and reduce risk 
    Unfavorable weather conditions have resulted in a decrease in tea production. With precision irrigation, climate-related risks are eliminated as the tea plant receives exactly the amount of water and nutrients it needs.
  • Optimal nutrition - even in the wet season 
    In the rainy season, nutrient leaching can be a real problem for tea crops. Most of it can be avoided by applying fertilizers through the drip irrigation system directly to the root zone.
  • Drip irrigation – everyone’s cup of tea 
    Whether you grow in a single hectare or in thousands of hectares, in a slope or in a flat plot, precision irrigation is the solution that can meet your unique needs.
  • Get more from every hectare 
    With precision irrigation and modern agricultural practices such as fertigation, mechanical harvesting and intensive pruning, you can increase productivity per hectare and deliver a high-quality product.
  • Faster plant-to-commercial production 
    Keep tea plants healthy with precision nutrition and no water stress, reducing the time of plant-to-commercial production and increasing your profit. 
FAQs
FAQs

Things we often get asked:

  • What is the expected yield for drip irrigated tea plantations?

    Yields are affected by climate and variety of tea, but an average of 3.5-6 tons/ha can be expected.

  • How much water can be saved when switching to drip irrigation?

    Compared to flood irrigation, precision irrigation can save you more than 50% of water.

  • Can my tea plantation be irrigated remotely?

    Yes. Advanced digital tools allow you to activate and manage your irrigation and tea nutrition from the palm of your hand, giving you remote access by mobile, tablet or computer - wherever you are.

  • Why should I choose drip irrigation over methods that seem less expensive?

    Cost is important, but a faster return of investment is crucial for your business. Drip irrigation technology leads to significant savings in water, fertilizer and labor, so not only does the yield increase, but also the crop quality. Economic calculations show precision irrigation is the most sustainable system for tea plantation long-term, delivering higher economic returns than other methods.

  • Which factors will help me increase my tea plant productivity?

    Precision irrigation, fertigation via the drip system, and implementation of comprehensive agronomical practices - such as correct pruning - are key factors for greater productivity.

  • Can I use fertilizers in my drip system?

    Yes! Not only can you use them, but you also have full control over how much fertilizer you use. Various trials and global best practices have shown that fertilizing in small amounts throughout the growing period keeps the plant root zone continuously nutritional, with no stress, ensuring a fresh quality tea leaf.

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