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Crambe

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

Year of Publication2005

Crambe - a non-food oilseed crop. Crambe oil is rich in erucic acid - a precursor of erucamide which is quite widely used as a slip agent in the plastics industry. 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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