Q. With reference to the climatic condition for Natural Rubber consider the following statements:
1.It requires a hot and humid climate with temperatures of 25°-35°C and annual rainfall of over 200 cm.
2.Dry weather is necessary for the growth of the rubber plant.
3.India is the fourth largest natural rubber producing country in the world.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
A rubber tree is a quick-growing tall tree acquiring 20-30 meters in height. It begins to yield latex in 5-7 years after planting.
It requires a hot and humid climate with a temperature of 25°-35°C and annual rainfall of over 200 cm. The rainfall should be well distributed throughout the year.
Dry spell and low temperatures are harmful. Daily rainfall followed by strong sun is very useful. The yields decline at higher elevations and no rubber plantations are found above 700 m elevation.
India ranks Fourth In the world production of natural rubber.