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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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UNTWIST COMMUNITY

  In the frame of UNTWIST project, we specifically dedicated efforts to joint networking activities with different projects financed to establish a fruitful collaboration and share expertise and knowledge on plant adaptation. UNTWIST would like to invite coordinators of other related projects to join the UNTWIST COMMUNITY as supporting experts. Your project will be portrayed…

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CAMELINA CORE COLLECTION TO THE TEST

PUTTING THE CAMELINA CORE COLLECTION TO THE TEST

  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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UNTWIST CAMELINA CORE COLLECTION GROWN IN GLASSHOUSE SHOWED DIVERSITY OF PHENOTYPES

UNTWIST will use the naturally resilient and European native oilseed crop camelina to unravel adaptation mechanisms to heat and drought stress, to develop predictive models, and to optimize agronomic management strategies.   Photo credit : JD Faure (INRAE) The UNTWIST consortium has gathered a core collection of 54 camelina lines (from 11 countries) encompassing diverse…

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UNTWIST SAMPLE WORKSHOP FOR DEFINING GOOD PRACTICE

UNTWIST project organized by video conference the 20th October 2020 a sample workshop coordinated by INRAe/AgroParisTech Versailles to discuss and provide consensus methods for camelina samples to be handled during the project. The sample workshop defined and agreed a uniform seed cleaning method for camelina comprising four steps. Several parameters for plant growth conditions in…

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SUCCESS STORY

UNTWIST _ A SUCCESS STORY FEATURED BY THE AUSTRIAN RESEARCH PROMOTION AGENCY FFG

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG showcases UNTWIST as a best practice Horizon 2020 project in their #SuccessStory series (https://www.ffg.at/news/success-story-untwist-vom-leindotter-fuer-die-klimaresistenz-lernen) and highlighted UNTWIST during the Horizon Europe kick-off event “Research and development for a healthy planet” on 16th February 2021. In their commentary, the FFG emphasizes the integrative multi-disciplinary approach of UNTWIST bringing together eight…

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