A TWO YEAR AGRONOMIC EVALUATION OF CAMELINA SATIVA AND BRASSICA CARINATA IN NS, PEI AND SK
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This study assessed oilseed crops Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz and Brassica carinata A. Braun in NS, PEI and SK. Evaluations of basic agronomy were performed to determine optimum management practices. The C. sativa genotype “CN30479” performed best; all 10 B. carinata accessions had satisfactory performance. 125 kg N/ha in NS and PEI and 100 kg N/ha in SK gave maximum C. sativa seed yield while optimum plant density was 170, 280 and 150 plants/m2 in NS, PEI and SK, respectively. Brassica carinata required 125 kg N/ha in NS and PEI, and 75 kg N/ha in SK for optimum seed yield. 200 seeds/m2 (80 plants/m2) was the optimum seeding rate for B. carinata in all sites. Controlled environment studies showed that seed yield response to N depended on the water regime. C. sativa and B. carinata have good agronomic suitability across Canada.