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 glasshouse and in the field were decided, including sowing density, fertilization, plot design. The workshop further agreed an outline of a pilot experiment for drought stress in greenhouses and growth chambers, as well as for defining the appropriate silique developmental stage for sampling during drought stress.
Camelina phenology was also determined and agreed between partners in line with internationally published standards. Addressing the question of sample exchange between partners, the workshop also defined how samples will be collected, named, shipped, and tracked. These procedures are essential to ensure homogeneous sample handling across partners, and also to establish reference methods for the community.