Brassicaceae germplasm diversity for agronomic and seed quality traits under drought stress – J.-N. Enjalbert, S. Zheng, J. J. Johnson, J. L. Mullen, P. F. Byrnea, and J. K. McKay – Industrial Crops and Products Feb 2013

by Shopify API on June 13, 2014

Summary: This study involved comparing camelina and other crops under dryland and in fully irrigated conditions in eastern Colorado to evaluate responses to drought stress. Camelina showed better adaptation to semi-arid environments. Camelina also had the highest levels of linolenic acid. Future breeding efforts might utilize existing germplasm diversity for traits such as flowering time, yield components, oil quality, and flea beetle susceptibility to improve cultivar adaptability to semi-arid environments. Link: