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Echium

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

Year of Publication2005

Echium - like borage, Echium (aka viper's bugloss) yields seeds rich in gamma linolenic acid. Echium also yields significant amounts of another important essential fatty acid, stearidonic acid. Notes are included on: - Sowing date; - Nutrient requirements; - Weeds, diseases and pests; - Yield; - Harvesting date and method; - Uses; - Processing and the market.

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