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Italy: Camelina sativa, an alternative for rotations

Published May 14, 2022

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The results of the research carried out by the University of Teramo, University of Bologna and Crea on this emerging oilseed have been presented in Torremaggiore (Fg). The possibility of using it as an oil crop and the validity of the cake as feed are being examined. There is a strong interest in the possibility of integrating the farm income using Camelina sativa as with a cover crop in an arid environment "Agriculture, as never before in this period, must provide goods and services: finding crops that help farmers perform both these functions now a clear political need ". So Michele Pisante, coordinator of the scientific committee of Edagricole, wanted to welcome the participants, mostly farmers, to the training and dissemination day, held in Torremaggiore (Fg), on the Camelina sativa, an oil plant of the Brassicaceae family. An alternative crop native to Europe and Central Asia characterized by a spring-summer cycle of limited length (85-100 days). The research conducted in ...
Source: Terraevita
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