Is it normal to see a crop develop flowers and pods simultaneously?

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Yes, it is totally normal to have developing pods and flowers on the same plant. The main stem develops the fastest, then the side branches follow, from the top down to the bottom. Eventually, the whole plant will have green pods. Maturity also starts at the main stem but the difference to the lower branches isn’t as big as during …

What is the current market for MIDAS Camelina?

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Presently, the market for MIDAS Camelina is the United States biodiesel market. The meal, a valuable co-product of the crushing process, is registered as a feed ingredient for different livestock such as broiler chickens, cattle and pigs in the United States. The meal is not yet registered in Canada. Together with the Feeds Institute of the University of Saskatchewan we …

What do I have to keep in mind when combining Camelina?

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Camelina is an early maturing crop (85 – 100 days) and has good shatter resistance; therefore, it can be either swathed or direct combined. When swathing Camelina, make sure that the seed pods have turned from green to yellow; when swathed too early, the seeds won’t mature. Because the seeds of Camelina are quite small, during combining, the small seed …

What are the fertilizer requirements of Camelina?

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The maximum nitrogen (N) requirements of Camelina range from 60 lbs/acre actual N (= 130 lbs/acre Urea (46% N) or 187 lbs/acre 32-11-0-6 blend) in the Brown Soil Zone to 90 lbs/acre actual N (= 195 lbs/acre Urea or 281.25 lbs/acre 32-11-0-6 blend) in the Black Soil Zone. The sulfur and phosphorous requirements of camelina are not yet known; we …

How easy is it to control Camelina volunteers? Can it become a weed?

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Controlling Camelina volunteers is very easy. First of all, camelina seeds don’t go into dormancy and of those seeds that fall to the ground during harvest, most germinate quickly after. And because current Camelina cultivars have no tolerance to post-emergence broadleaf weed control, camelina plants that emerge in the subsequent season can be easily controlled with common broadleaf herbicides. A …

How sensitive is Camelina to herbicide carry-over?

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Camelina is quite sensitive to herbicide residues, particularly Group 2 herbicides (SUs and Imis). So it is important to review the history of herbicide use on land that is to be seeded with  Camelina. As a rule, we do not suggest planting Camelina if it is not recommended to plant a Brassica crop such as canola or mustard in the …