The Crop Management Unit (CMU) formulates its research programme
with the vision towards achieving a modern and productive natural rubber industry
in Malaysia through implementation of appropriate crop management technologies.
To realise this, CMU will endeavour to generate technologies to achieve sustainable
production of rubber by optimising land use through integrated farming and agroforestry,
implementation of practical technologies of exploitation and appropriate agricultural
The major research areas undertaken are agronomy, exploitation techniques,
integrated farming, agroforestry and laboratory automation techniques.