Soil Tillage in Land Clearing for Rubber Plantation

ESTATE CROPS INFO – Rubber agribusiness is still reliable by many plantation companies in Indonesia. As a part of land preparation, tillage is very important and becoming a standard procedure on rubber cultivation. Tillage by machinery through ripping, plowing and harrowing has been established since many years ago in commercial rubber plantation in Sumatra. The rubber price that fluctuates […]

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The Status of IRR Series Rubber Clones From Indonesia Breeding Activity and Its Adoption in Indonesia Rubber Plantation

ESTATE CROPS INFO – Rubber breeding activities in Indonesia have occurred for 4 generations and result in increasing plant productivity. IRR (Indonesian Rubber Research) series clones are the fourth generation of rubber clones that its selection started in 1985. The clones have high potency in productivity (>2.500 kg/ha) and have fast growth rate so that the […]

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The Adaptation Test Of Six Rubber Clones In Tidal Swamps

ESTATE CROPS INFO – Ideal land for growing rubber tree has increasingly limited. Hence farmers and companies were looking for alternative planting of rubber tree in non-conventional areas such as the land of tidal swamps. The study was conducted at Bangun Harjo Village, Air Sugihan Regency, Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI) District, South Sumatera Province, Indonesia from […]

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In-Vivo Potency of Bacterial Cellulose As Nano-Filler Elastomer Thermoplastics Rubber (ETPS)

Estate Crops News – Microbial cellulose is one of the biopolymer in the form of nano-sized ribbons with a length of less than 100 nm and a width of 2-4 nm. Some bacteria are known to produce cellulose namely Acetobacter, Agrobacterium, Alcaligenes, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, and Sarcina. Synthesis of bacterial cellulose forming microfibril bundle highly crystalline […]

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Construction of the garden collection of rubber clones in Pakuwon

BOGOR, ESTATE CROPS – Superior genotypes rubber assembly is highly dependent on the availability of germplasm. Garden collection of superior clones of rubber needs to be built as a farm conservation of genetic resources, as for the construction of the parent seed orchard and garden artificial crosses are used to assemble a superior clones. Collection […]

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Integrated Control of White Root Fungus Disease on Rubber

ESTATE CROPS INNOVATION- White root fungus (WRF) disease caused by Rigidoporus microporus is an important disease of rubber causing death of plants. On the other hand, costs of control activities are relatively expensive. Therefore, effective and cheap control technologies are indispensable.

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