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Guar

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$1.63 per lb.

Bulk Discount Pricing

2 - 9 lbs.
$1.47 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$1.30 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$1.14 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$0.98 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$0.81 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$0.65 / lb.

Guar is perhaps the most drought tolerant summer annual legume, as well as the most salt and alkali tolerant. It is grown as a commercial crop for it’s beans, which are the source of guar gum used to give ice cream and other foods a smooth texture. It is not very palatable to livestock while green, but appears to be well accepted after frost wilts the plants. The beans remain in the pod well into the winter, making it a potential source of supplemental winter protein in stockpiled mixtures. Guar can be a nice choice to diversify summer annual mixtures, or as large component in areas where it is too dry, too salty, or too alkaline for other summer annual legumes.

Basic Info

Maturity
56-84 days
Seeds/lb
13,000
C/N Ratio
14-28
Growth Habit
Upright
Winter Hardiness
Zone 7

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
9/
N Scavenge
30-120
Dry Matter
3,000-9,000
Lasting Residue
4
Erosion Control
6
Traffic Bearing
5
Grazing Potential
8
Forage Harvest
10
Root Type
Fibrous Taproot
Soil Builder
5
Cash Crop Interseeding
7

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Advantages

Subsoiler
3
Surface Compaction
7
Rendering P & K
5
Traffic Bearing
5
Nematode Control
7
Disease Control
7
Allelopathic Effect
7
Weed Control
5
Short Growth Time
7

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Disadvantages

Weed Potential
7
Potential Insect/Nematode Risk
3
Crop Disease Risk
1
Effect Cash Crop
5
Ease of Establishment
1
Ease of Till-Kill
1
Ease of Chem-Kill
3
Ease of Mow-Kill
7

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Planting

Ideal Planting Time
August - September
Ideal Planting Depth
1/4 - 3/4"
Min Germination Temp(F)
40
Drilled Seeding Rate (lb./A)
5-12
Broadcast Seeding Rate (lb./A)
10-15
Reseeding Potential
Possible

Tolerance

Heat
5
Drought
10
Shade
3
Wet Soil Tolerance
3
Low Fertility
3
pH
5.5-7.5

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent