Guayule is a newly
commercialized crop that does appear to be an
insensitive sink for Lygus, meaning it receives Lygus
but is not ostensibly damaged by this insect. It
appears to operate over a relatively small spatial
scale, but our data is limited on this point.
Measuring water in surface irrigation systems is critical for peak efficiency management. Irrigation management decisions should be made based on the amount of water applied and how this relates to the consumptive use demands of the plants and the soil water holding capacity.
Determining the Amount of Irrigation Water Applied to a Field
Critical to any irrigation management approach is an accurate estimate of the amount of water applied to a field. Estimating the amount of water applied to a field or to a set is fairly easy for surface systems.
Guayule (why-YOU-lee) is a woody plant that thrives in the deserts of the U.S. Southwest and MExico. New Clean Technologies make it possible to extract natural rubber, latex, ethanol, non-toxic adhesives and other specialty chemicals from guayule.