At the invitation of the Institute of Horticulture (IOH) of JAAS, Ms. Akiko Matsunaga and Dr. Akiko Ogino from Japanese Institute of Vegetables and Tea (JIVT) visited IOH for a week.
Two tea experts made research reports on “Tea cultivation in Japan” and “Tea manufacturing in Japan” on October 15, 2012. They introduced the research progress of JIVT in the breeding of tea trees, nitrogen fertilizer control, biological prevention and control, and freeze injury control, etc.. They also detailed about the workmanship and mechanical equipments for sencha, gyokuro, and matcha with Japanese characteristics.
The academic visit deepened the mutual understanding between JIVT and JAAS, and laid a solid foundation for future exchanges and cooperation.