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Camelina Cover Crops a Boon for Bees

- January 1, 2016 - Jan Suszkiw - USDA-ARS News Service - (excerpt)

Camelina is an herbaceous, yellow-flowering member of the mustard family whose oil-rich seed and cold tolerance has piqued the interest of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists for its potential as both a winter cover crop and biodiesel resource.

Now, in the process of studying this plant, scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have found that its …