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, plus good shatter resistance, add to the agronomic benefits.
Camelina has great potential for mixed cropping systems, where two or more crops are grown in the same field during a single growing season in order to use resources more efficiently and to minimize production risks. Also because of its early maturity Camelina is good fit in rotation with winter cereals. Camelina can be grown in virtually any region and provide excellent returns for producers. Lower input costs make for competitive returns at low risk.