Camelina
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Camelina is an annual plant with prolific small, pale-yellow flowers with four petals, attains heights of 1 to 3 feet and has branched stems that become woody at maturity. Leaves are arrow-shaped, sharp-pointed and about 3 inches long with smooth edges. Seed pods are the size and shape of a small pea. The seeds are very small, amounting to about 400,000 seeds per pound, and they are 40 percent oil, compared to 20 percent with soybeans.

THREE NEW CAMELINA VARIETIES RELEASED

Sustainable Oils is pleased to announce the release of three new camelina varieties: SO-40, SO-50 and SO-60. These proprietary varieties were released in December 2010 for planting in spring 2011. These varieties are the result of more than five years of intensive breeding efforts and extensive field testing across North America. Their yield superiority and good agronomic characteristics are shown below.

SO-40 is a spring-type camelina with high yield potential (average of 1,743 lbs/acre across 11 environments in 2009 and 2010) across a broad range of environmental conditions and excellent response to limiting growing conditions. It is a prominent variety (33.2 inches tall), with average flowering days (59.2 dap) and slightly later maturity days (101 dap) and an extended seed filling period (38.7 days). This variety has a slightly low test weight (52.1 Lb/Bu) and increased seed weight (1.55 g/1000 seeds). It presents average seed oil content (37.2%) and exhibits an increased oil yield (677 Lbs/ac).

SO-50 is a spring-type camelina with high yield potential (average of 1,714 lbs/acre across 11 environments in 2009 and 2010) across a broad range of environmental conditions and excellent response to optimum growing conditions. It is a variety with average stature (31.7 inches tall), average flowering days (59.5 dap), slightly late maturity days (101 dap) and extended seed filling period (38.1 days). The variety has a higher test weight (53.5 Lb/Bu) relatively increased seed weight (1.30 g per 1000 seeds) and average seed oil content (37.9%). SO-50 has superior oil yielding ability (684 Lbs/ac).

SO-60 is a spring-type camelina with high yield potential (average of 1,664 lbs/acre across 11 environments in 2009 and 2010) across a broad range of environmental conditions. SO-60 is a relatively prominent variety (32 inches tall) with average flowering and maturity days (58.9 and 100 dap), and also average seed filling period (37.6 days). SO-60 exhibits average test weight (52.5 Lb/Bu), increased seed weight (1.40 g per 1000 seeds) and average seed oil content (37.8%). SO-60 has high oil yielding ability (651 Lbs/ac).


Grain Yield and Agronomic Characteristics in Camelina Varieties
SO-40, SO-50 and SO-60

Average values from field experiments in 11 environments in Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, USA, and Saskatchewan, Canada, 2009, 2010.