Agri Business

Campaign on scientific rubber tapping

PTI Kottayam | Updated on May 24, 2011

Over 1.5 lakh rubber growers and tappers would participate in 4,000 intensive mass contact programmes to be held in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka from June 6 to July 22.

The aim of the programme, organised by Rubber Board, is to create awareness among the growers about the significance of scientific practices in all spheres of rubber plantation industry, an official statement said today.

The programmes would be held with the involvement of Rubber Producer’s Societies, Self Help Groups, non-governmental organisations and other voluntary organisations.

When the growers were getting fairly good price for natural rubber following increasing demand in the market, the board is aiming to enhance productivity in the small holdings to the maximum.

The productivity of holdings mainly depends on tapping methods and high productivity has been noticed in holdings where scientific tapping methods are adopted.

In addition to the main theme of rubber tapping, topics like importance of replanting, climate change, quality planting materials, significance of scientific planting and maintenance of rubber plantations, rainguarding, use of Jebong knife, spraying of oil based fungicides using micron sprayers, scarcity of skilled tappers and strengthening of RPSs will also be discussed in the meetings.

Published on May 24, 2011

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