Tag: safflower

The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Camelina, safflower

The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Camelina, safflower

June 8, 2014 |

A recent study provides information important to farmers growing oilseed crops. In the study, camelina and safflower were grown in three-year rotations with winter wheat and summer fallow. The study shows that using this rotation may require that no tillage should be done to the soil during the fallow year. Oilseed crops produce relatively little […]

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Safflower, sunflower and camelina in Hawaii feedstock trials

Safflower, sunflower and camelina in Hawaii feedstock trials

June 24, 2011 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel has planted safflower, sunflower and camelina to determine which plant would best replace the military’s oil dependence.  The planting took place on Oahu, and was funded by a $2.4 million grant.  The first harvest is expected in three months.

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Farmers could run farm operations with biodiesel using 5-7 percent of acreage

Farmers could run farm operations with biodiesel using 5-7 percent of acreage

[ 0 ] February 7, 2011 |

In Washington state, microbiologist Hal Collins and agronomist Rick Boydston, of the  ARS Vegetable and Forage Crops Research Laboratory in Prosser, report that it could take anywhere from 50 to 70 acres for a farmer with 1,000 acres and an onsite crusher and biodiesel facility to grow enough canola to produce the fuel needed to […]

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