Thursday, August 30, 2012


There are two ways to deal with animals in tea plantations. Either we consider them as enemies and we try to avoid them as much as possible, either we accept them in the plantation, and try to cope with them. There are many different species present in a tea ecosystem, generally, we can separate them into three camps: pest, predators and neutral. If, like in Jingmai mountain, insecticides cannot be sprayed, the insect will have a large influence on yield. The tea farmers must then find strategies to attract predators and repulse pest. There is a lot to research about it, the 21st century will hopefully be the time when ecologists and agronomists meet together and start to talk.


  1. Excellent post! Important topic & great pictures (really nice shots.)

  2. echoing the above sentiment... those are truly gorgeous photos. What is the red rice looking mass of creatures in the third picture from the top?

  3. Thanks for the nice comments, the insects on the third picture must be some kind of aphid, it is considered as a pest.