Our rubber plantations are well managed by a team of highly experienced specialists. Our rubber plantations located in many provinces in the northern and northeastern regions of Thailand.
Having our own rubber plantations facilitates the procurement of raw materials, enabling better cost control and affording us increased profitability.
Additionally, the plantations themselves also yield a high rate of return. Moreover, at the end of the latex-producing cycle, the rubberwood can be sold to manufacturers of furniture and pallets.
Every step of the planting and care of Rubber trees
Every step in the cultivation of rubber trees is carried out with meticulous care.
We have placed an emphasis on land selection, ensuring that every plot of land has been lawfully acquired and is entirely unencumbered
Operating rubber plantations is a long-term investment. Rubber trees have a gestation period of about 7 years, only after which time can harvesting begin. And their tapping period, during which latex can be extracted, lasts about 25 years. Accordingly, we have placed an emphasis on land selection, ensuring that every plot of land has been lawfully acquired and is entirely unencumbered. In order to ensure the optimum growth of rubber trees, we also conduct a soil test and take account of the climatic conditions and yearly precipitation.
Only high quality rubber saplings are selected for the plantations
Rubber trees that are grown from high-quality rubber saplings require a shorter gestation period and produce higher latex yield. Therefore, we also have our own nurseries where rubber saplings are cultivated. Only rubber saplings that are of high quality are selected for the plantations. Having our own nurseries not only ensures that we will have an adequate amount of rubber saplings to meet our yearly rubber tree planting target, it also helps to reduce costs and facilitates the supply of high-quality latex to our rubber processing plants.
The management of our rubber plantations is conducted in accordance with the principles suggested by the Department of Agriculture. Each and every plantation has a team of experienced agriculturists who are responsible for all aspects of the care of rubber trees, from the watering to the application of fertilizers to the seasonal soil adjustment. In addition, we have made use of various technologies that help to increase the efficiency of plantation management. For instance, we have employed the drip irrigation method in plantations that are located in an area with a dry climate or very small amount of yearly precipitation. This ensures that the rubber trees will receive an adequate amount of water and also helps minimize the use of labor.