Min-Jian Tea Garden

Site location: Yu-chi Branch, Tea Research and Extension Station, COA, Executive Yuan, Min-Jian, Nantou, Taiwan.
Latitude, longitude, elevation, size:
(1) Organic biological tea garden: 23.8168N, 120.6509E, 413 m, 0.2 ha,
(2) Transitional tea garden: 23.8274N, 120.6422E, 418 m, 0.7 ha,
(3) Conventional tea garden: 23.8598N, 120.6373E, 308 m, 0.2 ha.
Principle biome/main communities: tea garden, insect, weed, pest, soil microbial etc.
Research topics: Study on the impact of agricultural practices to low-altitude tea garden, including: (1) nutrient availability and microbial interactions; (2) water balance and nutrient loss to the environment; (3) biodiversity dynamics, and (4) productivity and the quality of tea etc