More than 42% of the world's population is employed in agriculture, making
it by far the most common occupation. Agriculture production is always an
important economic contributor to any economy. When we talk about the
agriculture industry, it means an industry which is confined to the art,
science or practice of producing food, feed, fiber and many other desired
goods by the proper raising of plants and animals. At the same time, it also
denotes a broad array of activities which are essential to food and material
production which includes a wide range of techniques for raising and
processing livestock, for crop planting and harvesting, nutrient management.
This industry depends heavily on engineering and technology including the
biological and physical sciences. There are various closely related
activities which as whole influences the agriculture industry.
Rubber Products in Agriculture Industry
There are two varieties of
rubbernatural rubber and synthetic rubber. Natural rubber production
is mainly involved in three major areasMalaysia, Thailand and
Indonesia. In India, rubber production is at the rate of 6% per annum.
Infact, today India is considered as the third largest producer of rubber in
the world. Growing and processing natural rubber is considered to be one of
the most complex agricultural industries. Natural rubber production combines
botany, chemistry, and sophisticated machinery with dexterous skills of the
people who harvest the trees.
While natural rubber production is a part of
the agricultural industry, products made of synthetic rubber is used for
various purposes in the rubber industry. One of the most common rubber
product used in agricultural industry is
. Infact, rubber tires account for 60-70% of
all natural and synthetic rubber used. There are agricultural tires used for
various agricultural purposes. The farm tractor, wagon, forklift, backhoe,
loader, combines, grain carts, pivots etc. run on rubber tires and these are
used for a wide variety of special services such as gardening, moving,
municipal machines, terrain vehicles, snow groomers, etc. The agricultural
tires are designed with unique properties that help them to operating on
different soils composition and moisture content.
Another rubber product used in agricultural industry is rubber
for stalls and livestock which can take a lot of abuse.
Longevity and wear is the key in these applications. Made of a combination
of virgin polymers and post-consumer processed rubber, these agricultural
rubber mats offer the much sought after combination of strength and
softness. Besides these, there are rubber hoses
used in the agricultural
Rubber Products in the Agricultural industry are as follows: