HEVEA H288 stimulates latex flow even in old rubber trees. The apparatus is distributed by Zetryl Chem Philippines.
Watch for the November 2018 issue of Agriculture Magazine which will be off the press very soon. An apparatus called Hevea H288 is featured in the issue. This stimulates latex flow even from rubber trees that are more than 50 years old.
The new technology was developed in Malaysia and brought into the Philippines by Zetryl Chem Philippines headed by Danton Pajarillaga (tel.0917-793-3267). It was under trial in the last two years at the rubber plantation of Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Bukidnon.
Hevea H288, the apparatus, injects ethylene gas into the latex vessels of the tree which stimulates latex flow even in old trees. According to Dr. Reymon Ruba, director of the Income-Generating Projects of CMU, 450 old trees that they tap every three days can yield 80 to 90 kilos of latex in one tapping. Before they adopted the technology, the same number of trees usually yielded just about 20 kilos per tapping every two days.
Zetryl Chem Philippines can be contacted at Unit 303 Toyama Group Center, No. 22 Timog Avenue, Quezon City. Globe: 0917-503-8080. Smart: 0998-961-2961. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Zetryl Chem staff showing the ethylene canister and the apparatus for injecting the ethylene gas to the latex vessels of the tree.