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Growers can clear doubts on intercropping in rubber
Kottayam,27 June 2016
Intercropping in immature rubber with banana, pineapple, vegetables etc. will fetch additional income to rubber growers. Medicinal plants, perennial crops like cocoa, coffee, vanilla etc. can also be cultivated as intercrops in rubber, as proved by research conducted by Rubber Research Institute of India in this field.
Multiple cropping and intercropping can ensure more biodiversity in plantations. These will help in improving soil moisture status during dry season and also in sustaining soil fertility.
Rubber growers can seek information on intercropping in rubber from Rubber Board Call Centre on 29 June 2016 from 10am to 1pm. Dr. M.D. Jessy, Joint Director, Rubber Research Institute of India, who has done extensive research in this field will answer the queries from rubber growers.
Call Centre Number is 0481 – 2576622.
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.