Assessment of impact of climate change on productivity of tea ( Camellia sinensis L . ) plantations in Sri Lanka

  title={Assessment of impact of climate change on productivity of tea ( Camellia sinensis L . ) plantations in Sri Lanka},
  author={Monika Wijeratne and A. Anandacoomaraswamy and M. Amarathunga and Janaka and Ratnasiri and B. R. S. B. Basnayake and Nikhila Kalra},
A study was undertaken to assess impact of climate change on productivity of tea lands in Sri Lanka. Findings of the study showed that tea cultivations at low and mid elevations are more vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change than those at high elevations. The optimum temperature for tea cultivation was found to be about 22 °C. The study also indicated that reduction of monthly rainfall by 100 mm could reduce the productivity by 30 80 kg of 'made' tea ha". In different tea growing… CONTINUE READING

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