Camelina Agronomics

Alternative oilseed crops for biodiesel feedstock on the Canadian prairies – R. E. Blackshaw, E. N. Johnson, Y. Gan, W. E. May, D. W. McAndrew, V. Barthet, T. McDonald, and D. Wispinski – Canadian Journal of Plant Science May 2011

Summary: A multi-site field study (2008-2009) was conducted to determine the oil yield potential of various crops – including camelina – relative to that of napus canola in the semi-arid, short-season environment of the Canadian prairies. Crop emergence and growth were generally good for all crops, but soybean did not fully mature at some locations. Considering yield and oil concentration, ...
by David Roberts on June 13, 2014

Seeding date influence on camelina seed yield, yield components, and oil content in Chile – M. Berti, R. Wilckens, S. Fischer, A. Solis, and B. Johnson – Industrial Crops and Products 2009

Summary: Camelina was introduced into Chile in 2008 as a biofuel feedstock and as an omega-3 supplement for the salmon feed industry. The objective of this (2008-2009) study was to determine optimum seeding dates to maximize camelina seed yield in South Central Chile. Spring type cultivars (Gold of Pleasure, Suneson, and Blaine Creek) were used. No disease or pests were ...
by David Roberts on June 13, 2014

Variation in agronomic characteristics and seed oil composition of new oilseed crops in central Italy – L. G. Angelini, E. Moscheni, G. Colonna, P. Belloni, and E. Bonari – Industrial Crops and Products May 1996

Summary: Several industrial oilseed crops, including camelina, were considered for agronomic traits and seed oil composition during a 3 year trial in Central Italy in the 1990s. Mean oil content was influenced by climatic conditions, decreasing in the driest seasons. Some species showed good agronomic traits, including tolerance to drought and to high temperature, making them potentially suitable for cultivation ...
by David Roberts on June 13, 2014

Effects of Seeding Rates and Nitrogen Fertilization on Seed Yield, Seed Quality and Yield Components of False Flax (Camelina sativa Crtz.) – M. Agegnehu and B. Honermeier – Die Bodenkultur 1996

Summary: The influence of seeding rate and nitrogen fertilization on yield efficiency and formation of yield components of camelina was investigated over three years (1993-1995) under loamy sand soil conditions. Formation of the yield components branches/plant, pods/plant, seeds/pod and seed weight/plant was reduced by sowing the higher seeding rate of 800 seeds/m2. Addition of nitrogen positively influenced yield. Oil content ...
by David Roberts on June 13, 2014