‘The Heart Healthy Oil You’ve Never Heard of’ … Finnish study shows Camelina lowers cholesterol

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A new study from the University of Eastern Finland suggests overall cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in people with impaired glucose metabolism may be reduced by introducing Camelina oil into their diet. The study, published in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, looked at the association between eating fatty fish, lean fish, camelina oil and low grade inflammation …

Digestible, metabolizable, and net energy of camelina cake fed to growing pigs and additivity of energy in mixed diets – JW Kim, B Koo, CM Nyachoti – Journal of Animal Science 2017

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Summary: Matthäus and Zubr (2000) have suggested that enzymatic hydrolysis of the glucosinolates in camelina seed may produce only nonvolatile isothiocyanates because of long carbon chains in its residue. In addition to this, camelina does not contain progoitrin, which can be converted into toxic goitrin. Therefore, the adverse effect of glucosinolates in CC may be less than that in rapeseed …

An oilseed miracle: Camelina overcomes the toughest growing conditions

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Denis Keller first planted Midas brand Camelina on 170 acres of very marginal land a few miles north of Landis, Sask., in April 2014. It’s very sandy soil, near Goodspring Lake. “Kind of like beach sand,” he said, adding he seeded Camelina again in 2015 and 2016 and plans to grow it again this year. “That is probably the best …

Camelina Grower Experience – Kyle Laturnus – Tramping Lake SK

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Smart Earth Seeds has been listening to producers in various soil zones across Saskatchewan, asking them about their experience growing MIDAS brand Camelina. Last year Kyle Laturnus saw yields of about 30-35 bu/acre growing Camelina on his farm in the Tramping Lake area. His family farms northeast of the lake where the soil is on the sandier side of things. …

Camelina more drought tolerant than canola, Canadian research team confirms

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A new Canadian study confirms earlier research suggesting that camelina is more drought resistant than canola – paving the way for more prairie farmers to introduce the low-input oilseed into their regular rotations. “These results suggest that camelina is more tolerant to drought stress and potentially has greater adaptability to dryland production than canola,” said researchers Libiao Gao, Claude D. …

Photosynthesis and Growth of Camelina and Canola in Response to Water Deficit and Applied Nitrogen – L Gao, CD Caldwell, Y Jiang – Crop Science 2017

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Summary: Nitrogen (N) and water availabilities are two important environmental factors affecting crop growth and yield. Effects of applied N and water deficit imposition on photosynthesis rate (Pn), transpiration rate (E), stomatal conductance (gs), and shoot and root biomass accumulation in camelina [Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz] and canola (Brassica napus L.) were compared in a greenhouse. Water deficit significantly decreased …

Nutrient cycling potential of camelina (Camelina sativa L. Crantz.) as a cover crop in the US Northern Great Plains – M Berti, D Samarappuli North Dakota State University – 2017

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Summary: Camelina is an industrial oilseed crop in the Brassicaceae family with multiple uses. Currently, camelina is not used as a cover crop, but it has the potential to be used as such in maize-soybean-wheat cropping systems. The objectives of this study were to determine the agronomic performance and nutrient scavenging potential of winter camelina in comparison with other common …

Effect of Biochemical and Physiological Response to Salt Stress in Camelina sativa – D Morales, S Potlakayala, M Soliman, J Daramola, H Weeden, A Jones – Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 2017

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Summary: Camelina is a promising low-input, high yielding biodiesel crop that can be suitable to grow on marginal lands and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. The objective of the study was to compare the rate of growth in different varieties of C. sativa in response to salt stress. Three biological replicates were collected from three varieties of …

Effect of residual poultry manure or residual mineral fertilizer on yield and quality of camelina – Miralles de Imperial Hornedo, R.; Delgado Arroyo, M. M.; García Manso, Á.; González Gullón, M. I.; Valero Martín Sánchez, J. – Departamento de Medio Ambiente, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Madrid, Spain 2017

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Summary: Interest in growing camelina is increasing for animal nutrition and for biofuel. A trial was carried out in a greenhouse with camelina cv. ‘Calena’ cultivated in pots in order to evaluate the effect of residual poultry manure and mineral fertilization after a crop of barley and to determine the grain’s yield and quality. The treatments applied to the first …

Environmental impact assessment of double- and relay-cropping with winter camelina in the northern Great Plains, USA – M Berti, B Johnson, D Ripplinger, R Gesch, A Aponte – Agricultural Systems 2017

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Summary: Recent findings indicate that double- or relay-cropping winter camelina with forage or food crops can increase yield per area, improve energy balance, and provide several ecosystem services. Double-cropping can help balance food and energy production. The objective of this study was to determine the environmental impact of double- and relay-cropping systems as compared with monocultured maize and soybean in …