Leading the Way in Camelina Breeding and Production
SmartEarthSeeds.com is dedicated to developing the best Camelina varieties available while working hand-in-hand with our growers to provide excellent production practices.
We are the leading global Camelina enterprise and we maintain a continuous plant-breeding program unmatched in scale and scope.
Our plant-breeding activities provide a significant pipeline of trait development to ensure maximum yield and profitability for our growers for years to come.
We are focused on sustainable crop production and rural economic development.
In addition to championing Camelina as a valuable rotation crop, our goal is to build meal and oil processing infrastructure in our grower communities and to deliver an innovative array of value-added products derived from both oil and meal.
Camelina is a short-season crop: time from seeding to maturity is only 85 to 100 days. Camelina possesses very good frost tolerance in the seedling stage and the full-grown plants exhibit good drought tolerance. This makes it an attractive oilseed alternative for Saskatchewan, particularly in the lighter soils of the southwest. Resistance to flea beetles and black leg disease, as well as good shatter resistance, add to the agronomic benefits. Lower input costs make for competitive returns at low risk.
Eight Holstein cows in a dairy barn at the University of Saskatchewan will consume nearly five tonnes of Camelina meal to see if various inclusions of the diet will produce volumes of fine-tasting milk with healthy Omega3 nutrients. Recent studies show valuable fatty acids and key protein content rose significantly in milk from animals that were fed Camelina meal. CTV Farmgate produced a news report on the dairy trials. A link to the video is found here
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