Rubber tree (Ficus elastica) is an impressive plant with huge, shiny leaves, but this cold-sensitive plant survives outdoors only in very warm climates.For this reason, it is usually grown indoors. Abstract. The disease returned to the region in 2016, appearing in Sumatra, after it was first reported in Malaysia in 1975. Today, most latex production is concentrated in industrial estates in tropical Africa … Pests and Diseases in Rubber Plantation:- Scale insect, Termite (White ant), Mealy bug, Cockchafer grub and Mites are the main pests in rubber plantation. Other pathogens on rubber have been reported in Malaysia … Root disease is the common diseases found on rubber plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and caused by fungi such as Rigidoporous microporous, Phellinus noxious and Ganoderma pseudoferrum. Survey on pests and diseases of Eurycoma longifolia Surveys on pests and diseases of E. longifolia were conducted from December 2012 to April 2013 in a total of 13 natural forests and 15 small-scale plantations throughout Peninsular Malaysia (Figure 1). Contributor : Chan Weng Hoong. The first rubber plantations in Malaysia were established as early as 1890. Key words : disease management, millennium, new rubber diseases, rubber diseases The rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell Arg.) This study was conducted to identify the incidence of rubber diseases and their control measures practiced in Malaysia. In South America, the most damaging disease of rubber is South American leaf blight (SALB, Dothidella ulei ), which is so virulent that the commercial planting of rubber … Recognized as the Premier Centre for Research and Development offering Excellent Products and Services in Tropical Plantation Tree Crops "About Us A plant disease has affected thousands of hectares of rubber plantations in Indonesia and may take a serious toll on natural rubber … 2.2 Monitoring crops for pests and diseases With most pests and diseases, the earlier the problem is noticed the better: it will be easier to take action to help prevent severe losses occurring or stop the pest or disease spreading throughout the crop and beyond to neighbouring fields. Rubber plantation bring good profits , so taking care rubber tree to grow and develop well , to give high yield latex is the matter of concern , in addition to appropriate farming practices , plant protection , pest treatment prevention , especially rubber disease is the matter of concern . Hevea was introduced in Africa early in the 20 th century: in Uganda and Nigeria (1903), Congo (1904), and Liberia (1924, by the Firestone Tyre and Rubber Company). Control of White Root Disease in Immature rubber with 3 systemic fungicides. In Malaysia, rubber is relatively free from attack by indigenous pests or diseases, and no such species accompanied the plant from its area of origin in the Amazon. In natural forest, E. longifolia trees were inter-planted amongst various … Most of the major diseases of Hevea brasiliensis are of worldwide distribution (with the notable exception of South American leaf blight, against which strict quarantine regulations are enforced by rubber-growing countries outside the Americas to prevent the unauthorised import of Hevea) but their local … Although healthy rubber tree plants tend to be pest resistant, they can be infested by several sap-sucking pests. contaminating with unwanted exotic pests. Here we would like to present some of the major diseases on rubber … Melay bug: Spray fish oil rosin-soap … The following are the control measures of these pests: Scale Insect: Spray malathion @ 50 EC 2 ml/liter of water. This jungle plant native to tropical rain forest of South America Rubber: Pests and Diseases. is the major source of natural rubber in the world. Control measures of these pests: Scale Insect: Spray malathion @ EC. 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