Exploitation of Non-Conventional Biodiesel Oil Crops for Southern European Cropping Systems

L.G. Angelini
As a non-conventional biodiesel feedstock, false linseed [Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz] was investigated in a three-year field experiment testing the effects of two sowing times [winter (W) and spring (S)] and two plant densities [250,000 (D1) and 500,000 plants ha-1 (D2)] in the rainfed conditions of Southern Europe (Central Italy) aiming to find the oil optimal production conditions. The W sown crops showed a weak cold tolerance with a plant mortality of about 70% and...