Discovery is in the Air!

Dec. 3, 2019

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Planting guayule at Maricopa Agricultural Center, November 2019.
Planting guayule at Maricopa Agricultural Center, November 2019.

SBAR Research continues with a new round of experiments at the Maricopa Agricultural Center in Arizona. Guayule transplants were planted in November 2019 (while a hot air balloon was carried on the wind) in a prepared field. Ongoing experiments are looking at crop production and feasibility under various irrigation deficits. Researchers with the SBAR Project at Maricopa Agricultural Center are also maintaining a number of guayule germplasm lines to ensure long term crop possibilities in multiple regions across the country.