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Growers can clear doubts on intercropping and summer protection measures in rubber
Kottayam, 14 February 2017
Rubber growers can seek information on intercropping in rubber and summer protection measures to be adopted from Rubber Board Call Centre on 15 February 2017 from 10am to 1pm. Dr. M.D. Jessy, Joint Director, Rubber Research Institute of India, will answer the queries from rubber growers. Call Centre Number is 0481 – 2576622.
Rubber Board and State Agriculture Department are jointly working on a scheme for intercropping in immature rubber plantation with vegetables and fruit plants. Intercropping will give additional income to rubber growers and also help in attaining self sufficiency in vegetable production in the state.
It is likely that this summer may be severe owing to scanty rains in the monsoon season. Reduction in soil moisture content will affect the yield and growth of rubber plants. Therefore, summer protection measures are to be adopted for rubber plants right from nursery stage.
Information about the services of the Board and also technical advice regarding cultivation, production, processing etc. of rubber can be regularly sought from the Call Centre functioning at its Head Office. The service is available from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm on all working days.