Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Plant Protection Quarterly
Source : Plant Protection Quarterly, Volume 22, Number 2, p.67-71 (2007)
Url : http://www.weedinfo.com.au/ppq_abs22/ppq_22-2-67.html
Keywords : Abnormal leaf fall, crop loss, discounted cash flow analysis., latex yield, timber yield
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Department of Management, School of Business
Department : Department of Management
Year : 2007
Abstract : This paper assesses the extent of crop loss in rubber plantations in India, measured in terms of loss in latex and timber output and its economic value and examines the comparative economics of plant protection measures against the Phytophtora induced abnormal leaf fall (ALF). It also reflects upon the policy imperatives with respect to region-specific RD interventions on plant protection measures in India. The study demonstrates significant clonal differences in loss of latex and timber output in the absence of prophylactic spraying against ALF. The study also highlighted the need for evolving RD interventions and agro-management/ plant protection measures for minimizing the incidence of tree loss in rubber plantations, as it amounts to loss of potential income for the dominant smallholder sector in India.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Viswanathan P. K., “Benefits of plant protection measures against abnormal leaf fall in rubber: an exploratory analysis in India”, Plant Protection Quarterly, vol. 22, pp. 67-71, 2007.