WATER REQUIREMENTS OF GUAYULE FOR RUBBER PRODUCTION.

D. D. Fangmeier, Z. Samani, D. Garrot, D. T. Ray

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Abstract

Guayule Parthenium argentatum Gray was transplanted in April and October 1980 near Litchfield Park west of Phoenix, Arizona. Four irrigation application depths were applied to plots in a randomized block design. Shrubs were harvested in June 1982, Winter 1982-83, and January 1984. Dry matter produced, rubber content and rubber yield were determined. Average dry matter production increased with increasing water. Average rubber content decreased with increasing water. Average rubber content decreased with increasing water. Average rubber yield showed a slight increase with increasing water. An economic analysis showed guayule is not economical to product at current rubber prices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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