Camelina Agronomics -

Mixed cropping of peas with camelina – Crocusview Farms, John Finnie, Kenton Manitoba – Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada – 2007

Summary: Pea and camelina intercropping succeeded in spreading the crop yield loss burden. Peas did well in low slope positions, while camelina established better in upper slope positions. Relative emergence between the crop and weeds was critical. Where camelina was able to emerge and establish faster than the weeds, dry matter production was higher. Therefore, practices contributing to quick crop emergence can limit yield loss. To out-compete mustard, stronger camelina stands can develop from early seeding, higher seeding rates, good seedbed preparation and shallow seeding. A more competitive ground cover may reduce weed competition. Link: http://www.organicagcentre.ca/Docs/NaturalSystemsAg/Mixed_Cropping_Finnie.pdf