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Cyamopsis tetragonoloba
Synonyms: C. psoraleoides

Common Name(s): Guar
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 110 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=113° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=77° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 7.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Tolerates salt, high temps and arid conditions. Avoid standing water logging. Needs high soil temps (30 C) and low humidity. Excess precipitation reduces quality.
Rhizoctonia, Cercospora
Additive - stabilizer, Material - gum/resin, Environ. - soil improver, Additive - emulsifier, Environ. - shelter, Environ. - shade/shelt, Animal Food - forage
Subtropical, temperate, tropical-rainy, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated, India
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