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Silly promises for the election down here. Prayuth's mob promising palm oil and rubber price rises. Democrats promising 4 baht a kilo on palm oil.


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13 hours ago, Mosha said:

Silly promises for the election down here. Prayuth's mob promising palm oil and rubber price rises. Democrats promising 4 baht a kilo on palm oil.


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Idiots.

Lying scumbag idiots.

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Idiots.
Lying scumbag idiots.
Last minute campaign meeting, at 5pm. Mrs says she's going. My instruction
Do not mention visas. Ask how they can guarantee prices, when there's a global market. See what comes back apart from beer.

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Just now, Mosha said:

Last minute campaign meeting, at 5pm. Mrs says she's going. My instruction
Do not mention visas. Ask how they can guarantee prices, when there's a global market. See what comes back apart from beer.

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OK Mosha, exactly what do you expect to come back? LOL. Mate, go with her prepared to drink all the beer.

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OK Mosha, exactly what do you expect to come back? LOL. Mate, go with her prepared to drink all the beer.
I'm not expecting a sensible response. I might be better asking they stop the daily 6PM bs show. Damned annoying when I'm watching a good film 555

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Still at it.

Sold cup at auction yesterday, 26.62 baht per kg, 13 bidders.

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Our tappers want to open one farm on monday. I went there today to check the farm, and surprised to see them chopping all the undergrowth. They just do all of the maintenance as part of our partnership.

I have been buying fertilizer, mainly 15 15 15 supertop, at 700 baht a bag, but last year, lashed out for Yara, at 1000 b/ bag.

I was going to change to 20 12 18 or some such this year, but tappers ask for 13 13 21.

Trees are 9yo. Been cutting 2 years these ones. Thoughts?

We put 1kg per three trees, as recommended by the wholesaler. Thanks.

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On 4/19/2019 at 8:19 PM, Goanna said:

Our tappers want to open one farm on monday. I went there today to check the farm, and surprised to see them chopping all the undergrowth. They just do all of the maintenance as part of our partnership.

I have been buying fertilizer, mainly 15 15 15 supertop, at 700 baht a bag, but last year, lashed out for Yara, at 1000 b/ bag.

I was going to change to 20 12 18 or some such this year, but tappers ask for 13 13 21.

Trees are 9yo. Been cutting 2 years these ones. Thoughts?

We put 1kg per three trees, as recommended by the wholesaler. Thanks.

Correct fertilizer for trees post 7-8 y/o and being tapped is 29-5-18 and nothing else bar "natural" fertilizers such as NC if so wished, to put a bit of oomph back into the soil that the chems take out.

1 kg per 3 trees is fine, though the Rubber institute and the books tell you more.

All this info is available from your nearest rubber institute.

We put even less in these days, as there is only so much money you can throw at a business (and it is a business) if current prices and profit are not up there.

The last few years about 45 x 50 kg bags on 64 rai average, of 29-5-18 and the following year a 40kg bag per rai of top end "NC".

We stopped fertilizing twice a year (like you should) a few years ago, as throwing nearly 100k pa at the land felt like throwing 50k down the toilet with the returns we were getting.

Now if prices were 40-50 baht per kg consistently again, and we were turning 900k profit instead of 450k, i'd throw another 50k pa at the trees and fertilize twice a year again.

 

been away on family hols in Blighty for a month recently.

Meantime;

sold cup at auction 10th of April, 27.00 baht per kg, surprisingly decent output for that time of year,

sold cup at auction 30th of April, low output due to time of the year & Sonkran, 15 bidders, 28.38 baht per kg.

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Sold cup at auction (pitiful production) yesterday, 28.42 baht per kg.

Enclosed pic of the signboard when all the envelopes have been opened at 14.00 hrs, 12 bidders.

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Posted (edited)

Many thanks for your reply thaiguzzi. I am back in Aus for 6 weeps to top up the coffers. Home on the 17/ 6. I will go with your recommendation. Cheers.

Ps. I was going to edit 6 weeks/ weeps, but it seems about right. 55.

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Posted (edited)

Sorry to all for the hijack but can not resist this;

 

These threads on rubber trees just keep on bouncing back 🤣🤣

Edited by geoffbezoz

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5 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

Sorry to all for the hijack but can not resist this;

 

These threads on rubber trees just keep on bouncing back 🤣🤣

They are very flexible like that and will bend over backwards to accommodate a bouncing market price. 

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