Chemical control of pests and diseases in tea production in China: progress and strategy

Chen Zongmao, Chen Xuefen

Abstract


The special agro-biological character and beverages purpose of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, determine a strict selection of pesticides used in tea production. Some guidelines include efficiency, activity spectrum, toxicity, degradative rate on/in tea shoots, taint and extractive rate in the infusion are discussed. The major pests and diseases of the tea plant and the evolution changes of pesticides used in tea production in China are listed.

Keywords


Pesticide; Chemical control; Tea; Camellia sinensis

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