Rubber cultivation in West Africa.
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Rubber cultivation in West Africa.

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Published by [s..n] in [London] .
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Rubber is one of the agricultural products (cash crop) that Nigeria, West Africa has been known for. The major rubber producing states in Nigeria comes from the southern part of the country, where high rainfall are being experienced, although it is also been grown in Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Ebonyi and Bayelsa, it is commercially been grown in Ondo, Edo, Ogun, Delta (Sapele) and Cross T ransition from shifting cultivation to rubber cultivation in T ripura: socio- economic and ecological impact. Manidip Roy 1, Sibani Saha 2, Jhuma Das 3 and Mihirlal Roy 4   In the rubber cultivation, latex production increases every year up to 11th year. In the 1st year of tapping, about 65 to 70% of trees become matured for operation. Tapping: Tapping operation of trees begin when the rubber tree attains a girth of 50 cm at height about to cm. usually, the number of tapping days in a year is about to Natural rubber comes from various sources, the most common being the Pará rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). It grows well under cultivation and yields latex for several years. The vines in the genus Landolphia yield the Congo rubber. These vines cannot be grown in cultivation and this led to large-scale exploitation of the wild plants in ://

  Factors to consider before cultivating rubber tree in Nigeria includes land, choice of variety, time of planting, seed rate, seed dressing, spacing and other agricultural practice. From the above, it is clear that a large and sustainable exist for rubber tree cultivation and production in Nigeria for both local and export :// The standard belief that Europeans introduced rice to West Africa and then brought the knowledge of its cultivation to the Americas is a fundamental fallacy, one which succeeds in effacing the origins of the crop and the role of Africans and African-American slaves in transferring the seed, the cultivation skills, and the cultural practices  › Books › Science & Math › Earth Sciences. Shifting cultivation is a mode of farming long followed in the humid tropics of Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. In the practice of “slash and burn”, farmers would cut the native vegetation and burn it, then plant crops in the exposed, ash /shifting-cultivation. How West Africa Helped Win World War II 06/06/ pm ET Updated In June , when France fell to the German invasion, Italy seized the moment to attack British positions in Egypt, Kenya, and ://

  SIPH’s rubber plantations are all in West Africa. Natural rubber remains indispensable for the tyre industry. The natural rubber industry. The raw material latex comes from rubber trees which live for around 40 years and start producing latex once they have matured, which takes around 7 years. Rubber trees are tapped to harvest the ?language=en. This study was conducted to evaluate the soil fertility status of an undulating topography of a young rubber plantation located at Ikot-Ukpora, Biase Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State and its implication for rubber cultivation. The result showed that the soils of the area ranged from loamy sand to sandy loam on the surface overlying a slightly heavier textured sub-soil ranging from   The global rubber industry has always been concerned over the fluctuating supply and spiralling prices of natural rubber (NR). Natural rubber is a highly valuable biomaterial in contrast with   The decline in the production of rubber in Nigeria has been described as alarming and worrisome especially to the nation's economy. This situation arose from the total neglect of rubber