CAMELINA
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWERS LIKE YOU

Yield 10 Bioscience is offering:

Offtake production of spring and winter Camelina

Net returns similar to Canola

Darren Greenfield, Seed Operations at Yield10 Bioscience Company

Dear Growers,

I am responsible for Camelina seed scale-up and commercial contract production, and I am very excited about introducing this crop to growers in the United States and Canada. I am confident that Camelina can be a successful crop for farmers, and I look forward to working with growers to drive adoption of this crop.

Darren Greenfield
Seed Operations

Email: growers@yield10bio.com
Website: www.yield10bio.com

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ABOUT camelina

Camelina sativa is an oilseed plant in the Brassicaceae family related to canola or mustard seed. Camelina has been grown for 3000+ years in Europe for food, and more recently has attracted interest as a biofuel feedstock because of its high oil content and low carbon footprint.  Camelina is a hearty plant that performs well in drought or low water conditions and is frost tolerant to as low as 14°F(-10 °C).  Camelina also has a very short maturity, ranging from 85 to 100 days (3270 GDD).

Camelina Sativa Crops in Bloom

GROWING CAMELINA

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Due to limited crop herbicide options for broadleaf weeds, growers should select fields with low weed pressure. Care should also be taken for Group 2 herbicide residues in the soil as Camelina can show injury from these chemistries.

Camelina can be planted using a drill or broadcast on the field, no special equipment required. The recommended seeding rate is 5 – 6 pounds per acre, which will be provided with no upfront seed costs. Seed must be planted shallow (¼– ½ inch) with good seed-to-soil contact. Due to Camelina’s frost tolerance it can be planted early to take advantage of spring moisture and cooler temperatures during flowering as well as spreading out grower workloads.

Camelina has lower fertilizer requirements compared to Canola and most other crops, with a recommended dryland fertilizer blend being 40 – N, 20 – P, 10 – K, 10 – S.

Early season weed control can be achieved using the pre-emergent Herbicide EDGETM and grassy weeds can be controlled in crop using Quizalofop herbicides.

At this this time there has been no insect pressures identified as having an economic impact on camelina production. Camelina is naturally resistant to flea beetles.

While Camelina is resistant to most diseases, it is susceptible to Downy Mildew and Sclerotinia.

Camelina has natural pod shatter resistance and can be straight cut using conventional combines. Due to the small seed size care needs to be taken setting the combine to prevent losses. Alfalfa seed settings are a good starting point but always be sure to check combine losses. Target a harvest moisture of 8% or less for best storage.

OUR CAMELINA COMMERCIALIZATION PLAN

The commercialization plan for proprietary, non-commodity Camelina varieties targets 3 markets:

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