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    Question What is meaning of 'slaughter tapping'?

    Dear Teacher,
    I have read these sentences:(1)' “At least 50 per cent of the trees in the rubber estates are old and have to be cut down but grower prefer to extend their life period through slaughter tapping for 2-3 years,” he said.' and (2) 'Chennai, Sept. 6 Rubber growers are resorting to ‘slaughter’ tapping of old trees instead of replanting them. This could have an effect on production in the next few years, players connected with the sector say. '
    Then, what is meaning of 'slaughter tapping'?
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    Re: What is meaning of 'slaughter tapping'?

    Tapping them for Latex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia all the time until they die - without giving them time to recover.

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    Re: What is meaning of 'slaughter tapping'?

    Hi gonghoujun,

    Highly intensive tapping prior to replanting is the last stage in the tapping cycle and is called slaughter tapping. Slaughter tapping is often done at higher levels, sometimes even on branches, with the help of ladders. As the objective of slaughter tapping is to extract as much latex as possible from the available bark, no consideration is given to the technique, intensity or standard of tapping. It may not be economical to use stimulants during slaughter tapping, because it will not be appreciable on account of the very high intensity of tapping adopted. Rain guarding also being out of question, slaughter tapping is best resorted to during relatively dry months.

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    Re: What is meaning of 'slaughter tapping'?

    Dear Teacher Vil,
    Thanks very much for your good replying in detail and kind help!
    G.

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    Re: What is meaning of 'slaughter tapping'?

    Hi gonghoujun,

    Thank you for your cordial words but you have to know that I am only a unpretending student like you A student who like reading.

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    Re: What is meaning of 'slaughter tapping'?

    Dear Teacher Vil,
    Your English is very good and you are quite a broad erudite and I should learn from you as much as possible.
    Best regards!
    G.

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