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Fears expressed over spread of rubber leaf drop disease

By THE NATION

 

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Pichet Prommul

 

The chief executive of the International Rubber Consortium (IRCO) Pichet Prommul on Friday expressed concern at the spread of rubber leaf drop disease in Thailand.

 

 

The disease, which is caused by the water mould Phytophthora, has destroyed 2 million rai of plantations in Indonesia, affecting 5.4 tonnes of crops, “The disease is hard to handle as it is spread by the wind,” he explained.

 

“In terms of the infected rubber in Narathiwas, we still need to survey the damage,” he said. “According to Indonesia, productivity per rubber plantation this year decreased by as much as 15 per cent. However, if Phytophthora again destroys crops next year, productivity could drop by 30 per cent to 50 per cent.”

 

Pichet is also concerned that the density of rubber trees in Thailand’s southern plantations will help the disease spread easily. Studies and surveys conducted to identify species that are resistant to the disease have shown no results. “I acknowledge the difficulties in managing this problem, which will affect rubber farmers in a wide area,” he said. “I’m afraid our future productivity could fall beyond that of Indonesia.”

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377558

 

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It might be a good time to invest in rubber stocks (retail level). Prices are sure to rise.

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

Fears expressed over spread of rubber leaf drop disease

Hands up all rubber farmers who need an extra subsidy on top of the one they already get.

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26 minutes ago, neeray said:

It might be a good time to invest in rubber stocks (retail level). Prices are sure to rise.

With the local price guaranteed, what could go wrong?

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4 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Al Pacino with a nose 

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Say hello to my little friend!

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9 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

Say hello to my little friend!

More like little fiend!

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3 hours ago, neeray said:

It might be a good time to invest in rubber stocks (retail level). Prices are sure to rise.

Go short ? Hmm,not sure if i would want to short this.

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It could open up a new opportunity for Farang "double" pricing by selling condoms by the centimeter. 

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6 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Will this mean faulty condoms?

Not a problem for those suffering from penis-shaft drop disease.  They don't have enough 'wood' put one on to begin with.  :whistling:

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There was only one illness left ...
It may be artificially traced up the price of the seve d'Hevea, which has fallen very low because of many factors, the most important of which is the historical rise, and certainly the desire of some, of the baht against other currencies.

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Buying rubber bands as an investment has never entered my mind,

and doubt it will ever,

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