Dry weather affects rubber plants in northeast India

ERJ staff report (BC)

Agartala, India – Immature rubber plants (two to four years old) are drying up in India’s northeastern region owing to prolonged dry weather, reports the Economic Times from an Indo-Asian News Service source.

Growers are worried about their produce, an official is reported to have said on 16 April.

The symptoms begin with yellowing of the leaves, and eventually branches become partially or completely dry.

Growers have been advised to provide shade to young rubber plants until the usual rains arrive. The main trunk of…

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