detailed soil survey of a tea plantation in the East of Congo (Zaire) was
conducted as part of the development of new management strategies to
increase tea production. The soil survey served to reveal the major soil
types at the plantation and an evaluation of the long-term weather data
and soil chemical and physical properties affecting tea production.
Detailed fertilisers recommendations were made to the plantation managers
based on the soil and site evaluation, the genetic material (seedling tea)
and the yield levels.
undertook similar studies in West Java (Indonesia) at tea, rubber and
cocoa plantations. The research was funded by British plantation owners
and the results have been communicated in reports and personal
communications to the owners and managers of the plantation. The research
in Congo and Indonesia was conducted in cooperation with local staff and
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Climate, soils and tea yields of Neglasari estate (W Java). Site
evaluation report. 82 pp.
Tatar Anyar Indonesia, Jakarta.
Rainfall and soil fertility of Gunung Gajah Division (W Java). Site evaluation report. 39 pp. PT Tatar
Anyar Indonesia, Jakarta.
Hartemink, A.E. 1991 The soils of Nyantja estate (Zaire) and their
potential for tea cultivation. Detailed soil survey report. 128 pp.
Plantation du Kivu, Bukavu-London.