|Better Farming Series 25 - The Rubber Tree (FAO - INADES, 1977, 31 p.)|
· to make a cut in the bark of the rubber tree
· to harvest the latex.
Tapping is difficult to do well. You must take care how you do it.
For a good tapping, you must:
· make a good cut;
· harvest the latex well;
· harvest the latex at the right time.
Before we see how to make the tapping, let us look back at what we learned in the course on plant stems.
Let us see how the trunk of the rubber tree is made.