Rubber Board, India, has urged the rubber farmers to exercise due caution while undertaking pre-planting operations.
Pre-planting operations in rubber are very much important and should be planned with a long-term vision. It is not possible to correct the shortfalls in planting in a perennial crop like rubber which has a life span of 25-30 years, Board says in a Press release.
Rubber Research Institute of India has developed suitable agronomic practices for rubber through years of research. These research findings should be utilized right from the preparation of land. Cost of cultivation could be reduced substantially by adopting new agricultural practices.
Rubber growers can get technical advice regarding cultivation, production, processing etc. of rubber from the Call Centre functioning at the Head Office of the Board. The Call Centre number is 0481-2576622.