Camelina Agronomics -

Evapotranspiration over a camelina crop at Maricopa, Arizona – A.N. French, D. Hunsaker, K. Thorp, and T. Clarke – Industrial Crops and Products – June 2008

Summary: Evapotranspiration over Camelina was evaluated for an experimental plot in Maricopa, Arizona between December 2006 and April 2007. Camelina was grown in a 1.3-ha field in a randomized design. A surface energy balance model, utilizing meteorological and radiometric observations within plots was implemented to estimate latent heat fluxes from the camelina canopy at 15-min intervals during most of the growing season. The latent heat fluxes were then summed to produce daily estimates of ET. According to this study, the seasonal water requirements of camelina were at least 333-423 mm. Link: