Production of value-added crop of green tea in summer under the shade screen net: Canopy microenvironments

M. Hirai, H. Yoshikoshi, M. Kitano, K. Wakimizu, T. Sakaida, T. Yoshioka, J. Nitabaru, K. Nakazono, M. Hayashi, T. Maki

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Abstract

The shading treatment of tea plants for a few weeks before the harvest enriches tea leaves with free amino acids such as theanine and brings the specially flavor-rich quality of green tea. There are difficulties in producing the flavor-rich green tea in the midsummer under the shading treatment because of the excessively high temperature condition. The evaporative cooling treatment by sprinkling water over tea plants intermittently in the daytime dropped temperatures of leaves and the ambient air by 3°C, and further the radiative cooling treatment by opening the shade screen net during the nighttime dropped the temperatures by 2°C. Thus, these passive cooling treatments were demonstrated effectively to drop temperatures of leaves and the ambient air in the summer production of green tea.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on Greenhouse Environmental Control and Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages411-418
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789066055810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
EventInternational Workshop on Greenhouse Environmental Control and Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2008Oct 24 2008

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume797
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

Other

OtherInternational Workshop on Greenhouse Environmental Control and Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period10/20/0810/24/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture

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