Camelina is a new oilseed crop grown in Saskatchewan. Camelina is currently used for food, livestock feed, and bird seed.
Camelina is a new oilseed crop grown in Saskatchewan.
Canola, flax, mustard, camelina, and sunflowers are all oilseed crops that grow in Saskatchewan.
Camelina can grow well with little water and can adapt to hot or cool temperatures. These factors make camelina a good crop to be grown in the southwest region of Saskatchewan. It can be grown in a wide variety of soil types.
This graph shows the major soil zones across the Prairies.
The pods of a camelina plant hold 8-10 yellow or brown-yellow seeds. The seeds are very small, even smaller than the canola seed. The crop can be sprayed for weeds, insects, and diseases throughout the summer, if needed.
Camelina can adapt well to dry soil, and hot or cool temperatures.
If swathing, the crop should be swathed when about 75% of the crop has turned yellow, and then the crop is combined. Camelina is a good crop to be straight cut combined because the wind will not make the crop drop any seeds.