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Borage

Basic information on Borage as a crop - as grown at the CALU demonstration plots.

Year of Publication2005

The seeds from borage (aka starflower) yield an oil rich in gamma linolenic acid which is used in the pharmaceutical industry. Notes are included on: - Establishment; - Nutrient requirements; - Weeds, diseases and pests; - Yield; - Harvesting date and method; - Uses

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novel crop
Organisation Logo for Centre for Alternative Land Use - CALU

A development centre for horticulture, biomass, novel crops, farm woodlands and novel livestock in Wales.

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