Comparative growth of spring-planted canola, brown mustard and camelina – A.D. Pavlista, D.D. Baltensperger, T.A. Isbell, and G.W. Hergert – Industrial Crops and Products – 2012

Summary: With increased emphasis for diesel substitution, production of brown mustard, canola and camelina used as biodiesels may increase in the USA High Plains. The aim of this study was to elucidate the growth pattern of these crops when spring-planted (2005-2007) in western Nebraska. Fatty acid composition was dramatically different between the crops as previously reported. The growth patterns of these crops suggest they would be suitable for production in the northern High Plains. Link: