MIDAS Camelina

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Smart Earth Seeds released its initial Camelina cultivar – MIDAS – in the spring of 2013. This elite variety was developed in Saskatoon, Sask., by Dr. Kevin Falk, senior plant breeder at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station. It is exclusively licensed to Smart Earth Seeds and the breeding efforts that led to the development of MIDAS were supported by Smart Earth Seeds and …

Introducing Camelina

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History Camelina, also known as false flax or gold-of-pleasure, is an oilseed belonging to the Brassicaceae (mustard) family. It is native to Europe and naturalized in North America where it grows well under a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. The crop originated on the steppes of southeastern Europe and in southwestern Asia. This is an area characterized by a …

Camelina Breeding

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Smart Earth Seeds is committed to developing “the best Camelina cultivar out there” for producers and processors. In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, we are currently running the most comprehensive Camelina breeding program in North America. We have access to one of the largest Camelina germplasm collections at Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC) and we are focused on developing Camelina cultivars that …

About Us

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Smart Earth Seeds is dedicated to developing the best Camelina varieties available, while working hand in hand with our growers to provide best production practices.  We are the leading global Camelina enterprise and we maintain a continuous plant-breeding program unmatched in scale and scope. Our plant-breeding activities provide a significant pipeline of trait development to ensure maximum yield and profitability …