Some cash crops in Krabi have been popular with farmers from past to present.
Rubber is the most important economic crop of Krabi province. The area of rubber planting within the province is not less than 700,000 rai. Rubber grows well in clay to sandy loam soils. Likes moist weather with consistent rainfall with an annual rainfall of about 2000 – 2,500 millimeters; it can grow well in plain and adjusted soil. The most cultivated areas are Muang District, followed by Ao Luek, Nuea Khlong, Khao Phanom, Ko Lanta, Lam Thap, and Plai Phraya.
Oil palm is the next economic crop after rubber. The total area planted within the province is not less than 400,000 rai. Oil palm grows well in clay, loam, or sandy loam soil with good drainage, with moderate to high nutrient content. Rainfall of not less than 2,000 millimeters per year, the most cultivated areas are Ao Luek District, followed by Khao Phanom, Plai Phraya, Khlong Thom, Mueang District, Nuea Khlong, Lam Thap, and Ko Lanta.
Coconut is another important crop, but less than rubber and oil palm. With less than 50,000 rai, the most cultivated area is Khlong Thom District, followed by Koh Lanta District. Mueang Nuea Khlong District Khao Phanom and Lam Thap. Most plants are in the coastal plains in combination with other plants.
Krabi has a tiny rice cultivation area. Currently, the farming area has become other things, such as houses and factories, initially planted for food rather than selling. The most cultivated rice fields are Nuea Khlong District, Plai Phraya District, Khlong Thom District, Mueang District, Ko Lanta, Ao Luek, and Lam Thap.Share this tour