SRI LANKA: New system for rubber planting in home gardens introduced

This system, which is a good means of self-employment, will bring a good income, Sri Lanka Rubber Research Institute's Plant Science Department Head Dr Priyani Seneviratne said.

"The new system does not need a large space for planting of rubber trees. Anyone who likes to plant rubber in the home garden can do so as an additional income earner. The distance between two trees should be 20 feet and will help produce a high quantity of rubber latex," he said.

Source: "Daily News", Colombo; 27 Oct 2012

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)