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Rubber growers, scientists should interact: Board Chairman

Written by: Staff

Kottayam, Oct 24 (UNI) Indian Rubber Board Chairman Sajen Peter said interaction between rubber growers and scientists working in the sector was very much needed and should be a regular exercise.

Delivering the inaugural address in the Rubber Growers' Conference organised by the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) he said "though Kerala, which accounts for 90 percent of rubber production in India, was outside the ideal rubber belt, it has achieved a very high level of productivity".

Rubber cultivation has successfully been extended even to north- east areas which are far beyond the traditional rubber growing area, he added.

This is because of the strong research and developmental activities carried out in Indian rubber sector and the high level adoption of technologies by the rubber growers, he said.

About 50 innovative growers from different parts of the traditional rubber growing areas presented their observations and results of research activities and agro management practices conducted in their fields.

About 500 selected growers and representatives of Rubber Producers' Societies attended the conference.


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