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2008-07-07 00:00:18

By Ooi Tee Ching BIG plantation companies are starting to plant rubber trees on hilly land as rubber prices hit records, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Peter Chin said. At current record prices, companies can make more money planting rubber trees than oil palm trees on marginal soil. Marginal soil is land on hilly areas that are typically not so fertile. "IOI Corp Bhd is replacing oil palm trees that had succumbed to the ganoderma disease with rubber trees. Sime...

2005-09-21 07:20:00

By Ed Cropley BAN MUANG MANG, Thailand (Reuters) - Treading in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, Tawin Suanchatree makes the pre-dawn rounds of her rubber grove in southern Thailand armed only with a headlamp and curved knife. But in the darkness enveloping the wizened 55-year-old Buddhist stand a dozen soldiers, silently guarding those who, like Tawin, have become unwitting targets in a bloody insurgency by ethnic Malay separatists. Nearly 900 people have died in Thailand's three...


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2007-12-27 09:16:35

The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The Pará rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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