Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Guayule photos: Moving closer to commercialization in West, Southwest

The desert perennial shrub called guayule (Why-YU-lee), which produces natural rubber, resins, and bagasse, is moving closer to commercialization as an alternative crop in Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, and possibly Southern California. Bridgestone and PanAridus are among the companies expected to offer commercial contracts to growers in as early as the next few years. You can read Western Farm Press' breaking news article on guayule online at http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/guayule-future-cropping-option-west-southwest.

The desert perennial shrub called guayule (pronounced 'Why-YU-lee'), which produces natural rubber, resins, and bagasse, is moving closer to commercialization as a crop option in Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, and perhaps one day in Southern California.

Thousands of acres of guayule were grown in California and Arizona during World War II to produce rubber and auto parts for military vehicles. 

Bridgestone and PanAridus are among the companies expected to offer commercial contracts to growers in as early as the next few years. Much of the natural rubber will be used to make tires and auto parts.

You can read Western Farm Press' breaking news article on guayule online at  http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/guayule-future-cropping-option-west-southwest.

For a look at the guayule plant and to learn about several of the major commercial players involved in the guayule industry, take a look at these photos courtesy of Western Farm Press.

 

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish