RESEARCH INTO the gum-producing crop guar -bean continues to grow in Queens-land's western downs and Maranoa, with some interest from the GRDC/ODPI Western Farming Systems project. A working group is advancing priorities like a 'best bet' list of guar lines already in trials to determine suitable guar varieties. As well, agronomic issues are making progress including identifying weeds and pests and what is available to deal with them, and fertiliser studies. The group is canvassing the idea of employing an agronomist to coordinate and network the agronomy.
Contact: Ms Meryl Eddie 07 4622 9999