Rubber is another economic crop. Rubbers are used in producing loads of products
ranging from containers, Vehicle Tiers, to bags, to electrical and mechanical
components hence there is a large global market for rubber.
If you are looking to invest in the crop cultivation, one of your best options
is to go into rubber cultivation. Rubber trees can sustain a family from one
generation to another; that is the value of rubber. Investing in rubber
plantation will become a lifetime investment once.
Guidance for Plantation:
Take Agricultural department guidance for plantation, basic growth in initial
stage, then it is forever generations wise benefit to the families. Get the
market information for your local authorities, then you will get moderate
price. Here you can see Rubber plantation.
What are rubber plantations:
Rubber plantations are increasingly large-scale, intensively-managed
and even-aged plantations, for industrial purposes especially tires for
the automotive industry. However, the plantations can also be managed
by communities in small areas or mixed with other trees in forested areas,
common in the Amazon.
Is Rubber Plantation profitable in Ghana:
Rubber can be a profitable cash crop for local farmers while cocoa farming
requires intensive care to protect from diseases. At least that is the sell
of the rubber company.
How do you farm rubber:
Currently, rubber is harvested mainly in the form of the latex from the rubber
tree or others. The latex is a sticky, milky colloid drawn off by making incisions
in the bark and collecting the fluid in vessels in a process called "tapping".
The latex then is refined into rubber that is ready for commercial processing.
What season does rubber grow:
Planting Season in Rubber Plantation: In rubber cultivation, June to July is
the best season for its plantation. Propagation in Rubber Plantation: Normally
in rubber cultivation, propagation is done through green budding, crown budding
and brown budding.
Why was rubber so valuable:
Rubber is one of the most important products to come out of the rainforest.
Vulcanization, a refined version of this process, transformed the white sap
from the bark of the Hevea tree into an essential product for the industrial
age. With the invention of the automobile in the late 19th century, the
rubber boom began.
How do you farm plantains:
Initial plantain plant care requires well-draining soil, regular watering
and protection from wind or frost. Choose a sunny, warm area of your garden
and dig a hole that is as deep as the root ball. Plant the plantain at the
same level it was growing in the pot.
How long does it take to grow a rubber tree:
A quickly growing species, a rubber tree gains 24 inches or more in height
each growing season. In an outdoor setting, it can reach a maximum height
of 50 to 100 feet, though 25 feet or so may be more likely in a home garden.
The tree may reach its mature height after only 13 years.
Is rubber the same as latex:
Latex – Latex refers to any polymer in a water-based liquid or viscous state.
The word by itself does not refer to natural rubber latex. Natural rubber
This term includes all materials made from or containing natural latex.
What eats a rubber tree:
Black piranhas split the seed shells with their razor sharp teeth to eat the
kernel inside. Because they digest the seeds, these animals do not act as
dispersers. Seeds that are not eaten can be carried long distances by the
flood-waters. and they germinate when the floods recede.
Do rubber tree plants clean the air:
While rubber plants (Ficus robusta) are grown as easy-care houseplants, they
also improve indoor air quality, according to studies conducted by NASA.
Their large leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down,
rendering them harmless. Rubber plants also eliminate bacteria and mold
spores in the air.
How long does it take plantain to bear fruit:
12 months. It produces between 30 – 38 leaves before fruiting and takes 12
months to produce a mature bunch.
Is a rubber tree poisonous:
Yes the Rubber Plant is (mildly) poisonous to pets and humans. Many Ficus plants
including F. elastica have a milky irritating sap in the stems and leaves that
can cause gastrointestinal issues if eaten and skin irritation if the sap is
allowed to rest on the skin for a time or gets into small cuts.
In which soil rubber is grown:
loamy soil. Rubber is grown in literate or loamy soil, mostly in slope and
undulated land or slightly high elaborated flat land where there is no
possibility of water stagnation, and having well drainage facilities.
Elevation: Rubber plants can be successfully grown up to the elevation of
450 metre from mean sea level.
How do you make natural rubber:
Natural rubber is extracted by method called tapping, by making incisions
into the bark and collecting the fluid into vessels attached to the rubber
trees. The liquid is a sticky, milky sap called latex, and requires a couple
of steps before it will be sold as natural rubber.
Is rubber latex toxic:
Yes, natural latex is considered safe. It is not treated with harmful chemicals
such as pesticides or formaldehyde. However, if you have a latex allergy, you may
want to ask for a sample to see if you have a reaction before purchasing
a latex mattress.
Can you root a rubber tree:
Propagate a Rubber Tree Plant with Cuttings.
Propagating a rubber tree plant from cuttings starts with getting a good cutting.
The cutting should be about 6 inches (15 cm.) If you would like, you can dip the
cutting in rooting hormone. Then, place the rubber tree cutting in moist but
well-draining potting soil.
What is the best fertilizer for plantains:
Fruit Tree Spray: This is 100 per cent organic, liquid and made up of chicken
manure and/or sewage sludge. It contains a Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium ratio
of 5-4-2 to enhance strong root development and more abundant fruit. It is
probably the best fertilizer for plantain and relatively easy to use.
What is the planting distance of plantain:
The recommended distance between the plantain rows is 3 m or 2 m. It is also
possible to leave 2.5 m of a spacing distance. In the case of 2.5 m spacing,
1 hectare should contain 1600 plants. The farmer should align the rows to give
plants a needed amount of sunlight.
Wishing you all the best,