In order to meet the company’s goals, our camelina breeding activities include an extensive field testing program that covers target regions in the USA and Canada. At present the program is being expanded to other regions around the globe including Spain and neighboring countries in the EU, Australia, and Chile.
Every year hundreds of different genetic materials are evaluated within the field testing program. For that, in addition to its own technical team the company relies on the expertise of external, contracted cooperators, which throughout the years have conducted outstanding field research providing high quality data for our program.
The field testing program has multiple purposes, it provides the means of assessing the levels of adaptability of our camelina products to new growing regions, it allows us to determine the yield potential of our products across the target regions (including grain yield and ultimately oil yield), it assists us in the identification of complementary breeding goals, and it also serves as a mean of introducing new genetic products and upgraded agronomic protocols to producers interested in growing this crop.