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Cheerakuzhy Young Budding is a milestone in the history of rubber cultivation. This painstaking effort of our pioneer, Shri. K.C. Kuriakose, has come out with a new method in Rubber Budding. He was tired of many experiments in view to over-come the drawbacks of the age-old method of Rubber Budding. Only using his available tools at home and commonsense he developed a new successful method and later it came to be known as "Cheerakuzhy Young Budding". (Initially he named it ‘Seeded Poly Bag Plants’).
Under this method, germinated rubber seeds are planted directly in polybags during July-Angust and budding starts from the 28th day and continues upto 60 days. The scion (budwood) used for Young Budding should be of 20 to 25 days old. After the successful budding process, the Young Budded Plants will be allowed to grow in the polybays itself for 4 to 5 months. Thereafter, the shoot portion above the bud patch will be chopped off. The bud will start sprouting from the 10th day onwards. After a further growth of 4 months; the plants will be ready for transplanting in the field. Thus, by way of Young Budding: the plants in polybags get matured for cultivation within 10 months afer sowing the rubber seeds.
There are certain preliminary precautions are necessary when we adopt this method in tender plants. In fact, Young Budding technique can be easily carried out by well-experienced budders. But there has to be keen attention and care should be taken by them in order to put into practice this method. First of all, usual budding knife should be avoided. Instead, it is worth to be mentioned that, a special kind of knife designed and developed by Shri. K.C. Kuriakose to do this new technique in tender plants.
Advantages of Young Budded Polybag Plants:
In short, the innovation of this scientific technique has challenged and revolutionized the conventional method of Brown Budding and Green Budding. It adds a vibrant impact upon the rubber planters throughout Kerala and other rubber growing regions of India.
In the case of the traditional method of Green Budding, the budding is done after the seedlings have grown in the field for 2 months and they remain in the field after budding for another 2-3 months. Then they are plucked from the ground and transplanted into polybags. The bud will start sprouting from the 15 th day onwards. After a further growth of 4 to 5 months; the plants will be ready for field planting. Thus, by way of Green Budding, the Plants in polybags get matured for planting within one year.
Green Budded Polybag Plants have more or less the same merits that of young Budded Polybag Plants. They too show the uniformity in growth, the tendency in fast growing, less casualty in the field etc. Green Budding is also done on selected heathy plants just like we do in Young Budding. Due to the sudden growth of fresh roots, the Plants grow energetically in the initial years. However, the Green Budded Polybag plants require very close attention during the early period of growth, especially in the field.
Under this traditional method, the budding is done after the seedlings have grown in the field for one year and they remain in the field after budding for another six months. Then they are removed from the ground and transplanted into polybags. The bud will start sprouting from the 25th day onwards. After six more months they are ready to field planting. So in effect it takes about two years for seedling to become ready for planting.
Brown Budded Poybag Plants do not have any superior merits when compared to Young and Green Budded Polybag Plants. The only feature of Brown Budded sapplings is that they seem to be more healthy and vigorous than that of Young and Green Budded sapplings. But it is mere superfluous. If the Brown Budding done in stock plants is found unsuccessful, there is a possiblity of making them success through re-budding.
Cheerakuzhy Young Bud Rubber Nursery invites you attention to have a close comparative study between the traditional methods of rubber budding and the young budding based on the performance given as follows:-