Development of Camelina as a Low-Input Oilseed Crop for OR, ID, HI and WA
- Russ Karow, Head, Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State University
This was a three-year project with four defined objectives:
- to determine the optimum planting date for camelina across the PNW;
- to identify from among available germplasm that best adapted to the PNW;
- to explore nitrogen fertility needs of camelina grown in different environments in the PNW; and
- to share research findings through publications, field tours, grower meetings and other venues to allow camelina to become a viable part of cropping systems across the PNW.
2007-08 was the first crop year of this study. 2009-10 was the last year. A publication is being written to share findings in each study area. NO SPECIFIC WORK ON CAMELINA PRODUCTION IS BEING DONE AT THIS TIME.