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Last date for submitting application for certification of planting materials is 31 October 2016
Kottayam, 19 October 2016
Rubber nursery owners can submit application for registration of rubber nurseries and certification of planting materials from the Rubber Board up to 31 October 2016. Applications are to be submitted at the regional offices of the Board. Application form is available in the Board’s website www.rubberboard.org.in.
Initially registration and certification of planting materials will be given for the rubber nurseries who voluntarily apply for it. The objective of the scheme is to ensure quality of planting materials supplied from private nurseries. 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.
Board has published a handbook Good Nursery Practices detailing the practices to be adopted in rubber nurseries. This book is available in all regional offices of the Board at a cost of Rs.10/-. Training in nursery management will also be given by the Rubber Board.