AgriLife Research hosts seminar on guar Nov. 26 at Vernon center

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Dr. Richard Teague, 940-552-9941, rteague@ag.tamu.edu

VERNON – “Guar Potential for Agriculture in the Rolling Plains” will be the topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center Monthly Seminar Series on Nov. 26 in the center auditorium, 11708 S. Highway 70, south of Vernon.

The seminar is set for noon to 1 p.m. with Kyle Amos of Highfield Farm Asset Services in Amarillo presenting.

The seminar is free, and while no lunch is served, those attending are invited to bring a lunch, said Dr. Richard Teague, Texas A&M AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at Vernon.

“Farmers are interested in guar because it is a low input, drought tolerant crop,” Teague said. “Guar also fixes nitrogen and some producers believe it could be useful as a cover crop to improve soil organic matter and fertility.”

It is anticipated that worldwide demand for products made from guar gum will increase in the near future, he said. The Rolling Plains is particularly well suited for commercial production of guar.

For more information, contact Rebecca Williamson at the center at 940-552-9941 ext. 204 or rkwilliamson@ag.tamu.edu. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Nov. 25.

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