July 21, 2023

Episode 373: Growing a new source for rubber products

University of Arizona researchers are helping develop the desert shrub called guayule

AZSCI 373 rubber tires hero Motorsports racing tires made from guayule rubber.
Travis Hinkle

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Arizona Science

Episode 373: Growing a new source for rubber products

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
NPR

University of Arizona researchers are helping develop the desert shrub called guayule. Environmental engineering scientist Kim Ogden says the plant is a low-maintenance substitute for typical rubber trees, and can be grown in Arizona for making car tires and other manufactured goods.

Kim Ogden spoke with Tim Swindle, professor emeritus in Astronomy at the University of Arizona.

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