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Rubber Board to certify planting materials
Kottayam 05 September 2016
Rubber Board has decided to certify rubber planting materials from next planting season onwards. The objective of this is to ensure quality of planting materials supplied from private nurseries. Board has published a handbook Good Nursery Practices detailing the practices to be adopted in a rubber nursery right from the sowing of seeds. This book is available in all regional offices of the Board. Training in nursery management will also be given by the Rubber Board to the needy. Rubber production is mainly dependent on the quality of planting materials used, and so the nurseries in the private sector should be competent to make good quality materials.
Rubber growers and nursery owners can seek information on nursery management and planting material certification from Rubber Board Call Centre on 7 September 2016 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Smt. P.V. Claramma, Deputy Rubber Production Commissioner will answer the queries from the public.
The Call Centre Number is 0481 – 2576622.
The Call Centre service is available from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm on all working days. Information about the services of the Board and also technical advice regarding cultivation, production, processing etc. of rubber can be regularly sought from this Centre which is functioning at Rubber Board Head Office, Kottayam.