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Rubber tree is a very important source of latex, the raw material to produce natural rubber. The latex is a sticky, milky colloid drawn off by making incisions into the bark and collecting the fluid in vessels in a process called "tapping". The latex then is refined into rubber ready for commercial processing. Natural rubber is used extensively in many applications and products, either alone or in combination with other materials. In most of its useful forms, it has a large stretch ratio and high resilience, and is extremely waterproof.

Due to the wide application of natural rubber, the cultivation of rubber tree farm spreads from all over the world in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The yield of natural rubber is more than 10 million tons yearly.

Latex is collected by tapping on the bark of mature rubber tree, this scar make it susceptible to diseases, so certain fungicide should be applied to prevent it from certain pathogens. To clear the land and reduce dangers from snakes, herbicide should also be used to stunt the growth of grass and weeds.