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(adm/Jun 04, 2013)

Rubber has great role for the Indonesian economy. This commodity is one of the main foreign exchange earner of the plantation sector with an export value of about U.S. $ 11.8 billion in 2011.

Normally Indonesian rubber productivity is still relatively low because of factors like lack of application of rubber cultivation technology, weather, climate, pests and diseases.

Disease often causes significant economic losses in rubber. Rubber plant diseases are usually caused by a fungus and physiological disorders. There are several criteria of diseases i.e. very important, important, fairly important and less important.

Oidium heveae is one major disease in rubber plant. The disease is also referred to as mildew disease. This disease can be caught early by monitoring the symptoms of an attack on the field.

A version of this article appeared in Balai Penelitian Tanaman Industri dan Penyegar (Indonesian Industry and Freshener Crops Research) webpage with the headline in Bahasa : Ketahui Sejak Dini, Cegah Serangannya, Tingkatkan Produktivitas.