Rubber trees at this time are needed for the manufacture of rubber seeds or make some rubber materials. Indonesian rubber is in high demand among domestic industries curved. Indonesian rubber highly guarded quality and production.
tapping process or incising the gum plays an important role for the sustainability and availability of rubber latex. Rubber tapping should be done in the right way so as not to damage the rubber plant stems. After know the correct way to plant rubber and treatment, need to know next is also the best way to harvest rubber agat not damage the rubber plant stems.
- To do incising or tapping rubber which can either be done by beberpa following ways:
Set up a notch blade (oahat hooks) are often used to harvest rubber. Keep sharpening knife already in the nick before use so sharp.
- Make a notch at a height at shoulder level that is not too difficult, start notch from top to bottom in a straight line as a reference line around the edge length of 30 cm on both sides of the rubber rod. Then make a diagonal incision in the bark of rubber from the cut made earlier to the only straight line, the slope of the nicks around 30-40 degrees.
- Make incising only in the bark where the sap there is the content, not to suppress nock knife so deep that the bone trees. This will damage the crops were able to reduce the production of rubber and latex.
- At the bottom end of last nicks create a groove with a knife hack to run the sap into a container that has been provided.
- to facilitate the entry of rubber drip container, attach a kind of small with menggunakn zinc gutters are plugged into the rubber tree.
A few steps above the gum harvesting can certainly be tried in your garden each so as not to damage the rubber tree. Rubber trees ditoreh or intercepted by improper means can cause damaged rubber trees and latex production will decline. Rubber tapping activities should be done in the morning seitar 04:00 until 08:00. This is because the rubber latex production lots and the pressure is still high, so the gum can be out a lot.