Finca El Encín, Alcalá de Henares, Spain. last week. 54 camelina varieties will be tested in the semiarid climate of the Iberian Peninsula. @midra_i @CamelinaCompEsp
Climatic variability and extreme weather events are increasingly impacting crop yield and value. UNTWIST addresses this challenge and will take advantage of the climate-resilient, traditional European oilseed crop camelina to provide a mechanistic understanding of successful adaptation strategies to drought and heat stress. Moreover, it will develop predictive models and robust markers for crop performance for variable environments. UNTWIST´s long term aim is to improve crop resilience and yield stability in changing, challenging climates; its legacy will contribute towards increasing the sustainability of European agriculture.