Thursday, February 13, 2014

Liquid rubber (latex) fetches good price for Kerala rubber growers

Rubber has emerged as the most rewarding crop in Kerala. Rubber is either sold in solid form as sheets made after coagulating the field latex or as Crump Rubber or in liquid form as field latex by adding anticoagulants like Ammonia. Kerala rubber growers are getting the best price for latex because latex procuring companies taking the responsibility of procurement, transport, processing, sale and export. They operate a big fleet of transport vehicles for supply of empty barrels fed with anticoagulant to the farmers and collection of field latex filled barrels from the plantations. Due to the severe shortage of farm labour farmers are increasingly opting to sale rubber in latex form.