Malaysians claim technology can double rubber yields

Kuala Lumpur–Datuk Abdul Hamid Sawal, director-general of the Malaysian Rubber Board claims that two new technologies can increase rubber yields to over 1800 kg/ha/year. Abdul Hamid spoke at a press conference to mark he signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with RRIM-Consult Corp, Felcra Agro Industry Sdn Bhd and Hateg Corp Sdn Bhd. The MoU covers commercialisation of the two new technologies, known as G-Flex and Mortex.

Abdul Hamid, who is also chairman of RRIM-Consult Corp., said smallholders need to invest capital of around RM350…

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