Competitive Exams: Crops Rubber Geography Notes on Production and Distribution of Rubber in India

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Crops Rubber

Rubber

  • It is the latex of ‘Hevea brasiliensis’ tree.
  • Other latex plantsbalata, funtunia elastica and gutta pecha.
  • Rubber tends to become sticky in hot and brittle in cold weather; therefore it is vulcanized (i.e.. mixed with sulphur)
  • Needs of temperature
  • 50 - 250 cm) of rainfall, evenly distributed throughout the year.
  • Deep, friable well drained soils are ideal. Acidic soils are also suitable.
  • Land should be flat or gently undulating
  • Rubber tree sheds its leaves annually despit e its equatorial habitat. This is known as Wintering.