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Jonathan Fairfield

The official rubber trees thread 2019

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On 1/4/2019 at 11:37 PM, djayz said:

Between 8/9 and 14 years old. 

14 y/o = what a waste!

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3 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

14 y/o = what a waste!

True, but apparently he made pretty decent money for most of that time / up until a few years ago. I doubt he knows how much profit/loss he has made. 

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, at 20.52 baht per kg.

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, at 22.38 baht per kg.

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On 1/23/2019 at 11:59 AM, thaiguzzi said:

Sold cup at auction yesterday, at 22.38 baht per kg.

Nice to see the price going up again. Trees starting to green-up again. Lovely time of year.

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@thaiguzzi what do you know about fungal disease? We've 4 trees, dead, bark splitting all the way up, been told it's a fungus.

 

Question is will they all get it?

 

Trees are 12 years old.

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My man (Thai ag university grad) says no.

He also says a 10% rate of trees stopping producing is normal, ie 76 trees per rai, 7 stop producing = normal.

We have several trees ;like you are describing, almost like drying out, some stop producing, some produce like a champ.

I would'nt worry, having said that , are they all together or spread out a bit?

A pic is worth a thousand words...

 

Edit - "dead" just re-read that.
Totally dead?

We have less than 4 on both plantations, maybe 4 max out of 4,500 trees.

Worth investigating further, pics would be good.

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9 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

My man (Thai ag university grad) says no.

He also says a 10% rate of trees stopping producing is normal, ie 76 trees per rai, 7 stop producing = normal.

We have several trees ;like you are describing, almost like drying out, some stop producing, some produce like a champ.

I would'nt worry, having said that , are they all together or spread out a bit?

A pic is worth a thousand words...

 

Edit - "dead" just re-read that.
Totally dead?

We have less than 4 on both plantations, maybe 4 max out of 4,500 trees.

Worth investigating further, pics would be good.

Thanks, I'll post up some pics later. Yep, four next to each other, totally dead as in two broke up completely, just a six foot stump left.

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On 1/31/2019 at 7:37 AM, grollies said:

Thanks, I'll post up some pics later. Yep, four next to each other, totally dead as in two broke up completely, just a six foot stump left.

Suggestion -

buy some lime powder (builders merchants sell it as well as ag suppliers), dig out the dead stumps, pour said powder in or around the holes.

Then create a "moat" - a slight 1-2" deep channel around all 4 trees, and again generously pour the powder in.

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7 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

Suggestion -

buy some lime powder (builders merchants sell it as well as ag suppliers), dig out the dead stumps, pour said powder in or around the holes.

Then create a "moat" - a slight 1-2" deep channel around all 4 trees, and again generously pour the powder in.

Will do and pics tomorrow.

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, 21.51 Baht per kg.

Not much longer now, maybe another fortnight....

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, 22.64 Baht per kg.

13 bidders, lowest bid was 21.20.

Going again on both plantations for another fortnight, output is still there, had unseasonal good heavy rain twice in the last 2 weeks, cutting 1 on / 1 off.

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, 25.25 Baht per kg.

Price is up because it's the low season.

14 bidders, lowest bid was 23.00.

Sheet was 47.70.

We are still at it, more unseasonal rain, output still there, sorta.

Tapping 1 on, 2 off.

Still getting over a tonne of production which equates to 16k net per fortnight or just over 30k pm in the missus's pocket. Why stop?

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Due to various reasons my FiL, who lives near the border of Udon and Kalasin(Wang Sam Mo,) has decided to remove his 50 rai of 20+ year old trees. Does anyone know a company that buys(cuts and removes) them?

He's been asking around at the local market when selling but only had one company take a look.

Thanks

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3 hours ago, charliedundee said:

Due to various reasons my FiL, who lives near the border of Udon and Kalasin(Wang Sam Mo,) has decided to remove his 50 rai of 20+ year old trees. Does anyone know a company that buys(cuts and removes) them?

He's been asking around at the local market when selling but only had one company take a look.

Thanks

You know the govt is paying farmers to cut down rubber right? Apart from that can't help, sorry.

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