Double-cropping with winter camelina in the northern Corn Belt to produce fuel and food – R.W. Gesch and D.W. Archer – Industrial Crops and Products May 2012
Summary: Fall-seeded winter camelina can be successfully grown in the upper Midwest USA and may be harvested early enough to allow a second crop. Double-cropping may offer a profitable means of producing a dedicated biofuel crop without jeopardizing food security. The aim of this study (2007 and 2009) in west central Minnesota was to evaluate the agronomic and economic viability of double cropping camelina with other crops. The study concluded that a winter camelina-food or forage crop double-cropping system may be viable for upper Midwest USA.