We are the total management team of rubber tree plantation. The steps of working details are as follow:
This is the important step. First, rubber farmers will select rubber offspring, then check the size of the hole to grow, the width between each row and the baby tree itself. Everything must be standard in order to let air flow well.
How to take care and support
For the first three years, if the trees are well care for, they will grow quickly and regularly. To get rid of the weed around the trees and give fertilizer, the rubber trees can get nutrition and sunlight completely. We have skilled labors to work on destroying weed and growing beans to cover the soil and to keep soil moisture. It helps control the weed as well. This is the way the nature controls itself.
Rubber tree is the only plant which is supported by Thai government through the Office of Rubber Replanting Aid Fund. This office is responsible for arranging training course for rubber farmers. They are trained from the first step until tapping and producing natural rubber sheets.
When rubber tree grows bigger enough to tap, we have to measure it at 1.50 meters high and 50 centimeters round the tree, then we can tap it. The workers who tap the trees are skillful and well trained from the government office mentioned above so that they can tap correctly. This is way to get the best quality of latex and keep the trees live longer.
Producing Smoked rubber sheets
Standard rubber sheets in Thailand are divided into 3 types; first, using criteria to judge the quality of rubber sheet from its thinness, cleanness including the bubble in the rubber sheets. The quality of rubber sheets which passed or production process is accepted to be the highest quality No.1. To have the rubber smoked it can help reduce moisture or leave the smallest amount. Moreover, it can be kept long for years. The quality we want to feed the market is smoked rubber No.1.(highest standard quality)which has small quantity in the Thai market.
Selling rubber sheet
Since the quality of our smoked rubber sheets is at the highest standard, we can get the best price of rubber when compared to general price in the market and smoked rubber can be kept for years. We can sell them when they are in shortage or there are not enough in the market. It always happens in the dry season every year because most of the rubber plantations have already stopped tapping. We can sell the best price at this time.
Project Manager : Miss Kullakarn Teerasukpimol
Graduated Marketing Field from Thonburi Commercial College
“ I grew up in the factory in Bangkok. My family run the automobile rubber spare parts business so I saw the rubber sheets since I was young. I love marketing and I have sold a lot of products to many companies as a salesperson for more than 10 years. Five years ago, I decided to create my own project by working through nature until I found the rubber plantation project.
All the plantation systems I do, I do it as all the rubber trees are mine. I do it with my love and would like to see it grow up perfectly as fast as possible. I love nature and would like to do it by natural way without using chemical substance.
Only Thai people who work for the government can get their pension so I think with this idea I can have my own pension and no need to work hard until I am 60 years. I love to share and think if you have the same idea to create your quality of life, then you are welcomed to join my project. Life is too short so why don’t taking way enjoy life without following social rules or forcing yourself to do things you don’t want to.
My plantation project always welcome you to visit and see all I have done. I am happy and ready to explain to you. Come and see my work dream and you may have the same dream as mine.”
2006 Find information about organic agriculture, test fertilizer and other substance for agricultural use without chemical , compare quality of products between using chemical and organic fertilizer
2007 Marketing on organic and safety vegetable Marketing plan for farmers who join the project and it is the starting year to test fertilizer with rubber trees in order to find quantity of latex and the weight of rubber sheets to compare to the products from using chemical fertilizer. The test result came out very well so rubber sheets marketing starts.
2008 Start direct marketing by forming group of rubber farmers to find person who wants to produce rubber quality No.1 by changing the tool to filter the latex. This includes how to make rubber sheet quality No.1. After that the rubber will be sold to the factory of the users directly; this factory is the biggest producer of Compound Rubber in Bangkok.
2009 Start building pension from Rubber Plantation Project in order to be the base of producing and be ready to serve the market with good quality rubber. It also increases the standard of plantation without chemical substance.