It s flexible and versatile
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CTA. 2001. It?s flexible and versatile. Spore 92. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Rubber By M A Delabarre & J B Serier, Tropical Agriculuralist, Macmillan-CTA, 2000. 154 pp. ISBN 0 333 68355 2 CTA number 1011. 10 credit points
If you hear the words footwear, a car tyre and condoms, what do you think would be the connection? Well, they are all made of rubber. Many plants contain rubber and latex, but Hevea brasiliensis is the only one commercially grown for harvesting rubber. The latest issue in The Tropical Agriculturalist series is dedicated to it. A sound and simple manual for anyone growing rubber, it covers the plant s history, biology, propagation, processing and uses of rubber, as well as how to establish, maintain and operate a plantation. The authors of Rubber focus on the benefits of cultivating rubber as an environmentally acceptable closed ecosystem. In the habit of this series, it is practical, well illustrated and easy to read. Rubber By M A Delabarre & J B Serier, Tropical Agriculuralist, Macmillan-CTA, 2000. 154 pp. ISBN 0 333 68355 2 CTA number 1011. 10 credit points