Camelina is a resilient oilseed that is easily implemented and provides quick soil cover. Camelina provides excellent nitrogen uptake and, compared to other crucifers, is more pest and disease tolerant.
Its medium biomass production allows for the rest of the species in the cover crop mixture to develop properly.
- Easy implementation
- Dry germinating
- Quick soil cover
- Pivoting root system
- Allelopathic effect
- Low TKW
- Drought resistant
- Pest tolerant
- Disease tolerant
- Nitrogen uptake
- Melliferous species
Camelina is an excellent cover crop choice for nitrogen uptake. A USDA study performed in 2018 demonstrated that camelina provided the lowest nitrate levels at 30, 60, and 100 cm compared to clean till, no-till, radish, rye, and pennycress.
Benefits for bees
Camelina is a melliferous species that provides a source of nectar and pollen to bees at a critical moment of the year. A USDA study confirmed that camelina earned the highest marks overall when compared to rapeseed and pennycress, due to its optimal combination of desirable agronomic traits.
Tolerance to pest and diseases
Camelina is tolerant to some of the common pests and diseases of Brassica oilseeds. Camelina’s resistance is attributed to the production of antimicrobial compounds in the roots, including phytoanticipins and phytoalexins (camalexin and methoxycamalexin). A Canadian investigation confirmed that camelina resists 5 common pests in rapeseed, including crucifer feeding specialist flea beetles, root maggots or diamondback moth. Camelina is generally resistant to alternaria, black spot & blackleg of crucifers. However, it can be susceptible to clubroot and white rust. Downy mildew can appear, but damage is generally not significant.
We are committed to supporting our client´s needs., introducing camelina in existing or new cover crops varieties.
We provide new camelina varieties as a solution to different cover crop mixture requirements.
We provide both camelina planting seeds for conventional and organic cover crops.
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