Category Archives: Guar

Guar Contracting Resumes in Texas

Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., Professor & Extension Agronomist, TAMU Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences, Lubbock, (806) 746-6101, Guar Resources, Brownfield, TX suspended new crop production of guar after the 2020 cropping season.  A long-time interest in guar in the Rolling Plains and South Plains is this legume’s heat and drought tolerance.  The bubble in world guar gum prices burst after 2012 (up to $12/lb. when historical prices were about $2/lb.).  Guar gum imports in the Port of Houston are still near $1/lb.   An oil and gas… Read More →

Guar & Crop Insurance:  USDA-RMA Feasibility Study

Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomy, TAMU Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences, Lubbock, (806) 746-6101, September 9, 2020 Guar is arguably the most heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant summer annual row crop grown in Texas.  Current production regions are the South Plains and the northern Rolling Plains.  For information on guar production resources for these drier regions of Texas view   In Fall 2018 USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) initiated a review of ~100 minor fruit, vegetable, and other crops for possible study for federal program crop insurance.  AgriLife… Read More →