Spotlight on the UNTWIST focus lines

The drought stress experiment with the four UNTWIST focus lines at the flowering stage, carried out by AIT at the novel high-throughput phenotyping platform PHENOPlant in Vienna.   Based on a combined evaluation of the genetic diversity and field and glasshouse trials of the 54 UNTWIST core collection lines, four camelina focus lines were selected…

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A REPOSITORY FOR NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE HEAT AND DROUGHT STRESS TOLERANCE OF AN ANCIENT OILSEED. RESEARCH ON GOLD OF PLEASURE (Camelina sativa) Some plants are very sensitive to stresses, while others are hardy and continue to grow unperturbed when the field gets hotter or drier. The increasing stresses on agriculture from an accumulation of…

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Camelina Sowing in Spain

In Spain camelina’s sowings for the 2020-2021 campaign began in November and have lasted until Christmas. The rains prior to the beginning of sowing and the accumulation of humidity in the soil have favored the emergence of camelina in practically the entire country. Figure 1: Initial stages of the camelina. Photo Credit Camelina Company Now…

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INRAE France Versalles

Improving seed maturation in France

The integration of camelina as summer catch crop at INRAE France Versailles will give the possibility to analyse the field trials work of the camelina core collection during this spring/summer 2021, that has been the first step of the UNTWIST french partner research. The first results of the field trial harvest at Versailles after cutting…

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camelina in UK

Spring crop in the UK

In the frame of the UNTWIST the camelina field trial at Rothamsted was harvested in August 2021 with the help of the Rothamsted Farm Team and a small plot combine. Seed yield, oil content, and composition will now be analyzed in the 54 camelina varieties to assess the performance of this spring crop in the…

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  Through our NEWSLETTER we want to tell you about the activities and findings that UNTWISTER’S Team is developping in the framework of the project. To do so, we plan to publish a regularly a Newsletter that compiles the progress and results of this exciting initiative. WE HAVE ALREADY PUBLISHED THE FIRST ONE!!! If you…

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  The UNTWIST Camelina core collection has been brought together from cultivars growing in diverse climates and geographic locations. It includes 31 different landraces, 20 lines sourced from breeding programmes and 3 commercial cultivars. The core collection incorporates a range of genetics, phenotypes, architecture and adaptive plasticity. This means the core collection is an excellent…

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Camelina Sativa

Many thanks to all @UNTWIST_H2020 partners for the fruitful discussions during today’s workshop on the upcoming #UNTWIST experiments and the important planning of #Camelinasativa sampling.

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