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Carinata

UF/IFAS has been working to identify advanced genotypes of Brassica carinata (carinata) that will be profitable for cultivation as an oilseed crop in the southeastern US. Its high oil content and favorable fatty acid profile make it suitable for the biofuel industry as a biojet fuel. A near relative of collard and mustard, a variety developed by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1972 can be also be grown as a green leafy vegetable in Florida.

Publications

Carinata, the Sustainable Crop for a Bio-based Economy: Production Recommendations for the Southeastern United States

AG389/SS-AGR-384by R. Seepaul, I. M. Small, P. Devkota, H. Y. Sintim, M. J. Mulvaney, S. George, R. G. Leon, S. V. Paula-Moraes, Isaac L. Esquivel, R. Bennett, A. Pokrzywinski, D. Geller, J. J. Marois, and D. L. WrightAugust 25th, 2023Brassica carinata is a non-food industrial oilseed crop that can be grown in the winter in the southeast US without impacting food, feed, or fiber crops. Carinata is a low carbon advanced renewable fuel feedstock and a good source of animal protein. Carinata research in the SE US through a public-private partnership has developed a comprehensive body of knowledge regarding carinata agronomics, life cycle analysis, best management practices and economics. This article aims to help growers and others interested in carinata to understand its biology, agronomy, and production aspects.

Freeze Damage of Carinata Grown in the Southeastern US

AG420/SS-AGR-420by Michael J. Mulvaney, Mahesh Bashyal, Joseph E. Iboyi, Ramdeo Seepaul, Pratap Devkota, Ian Small, David WrightJuly 29th, 2021This publication serves as a guide to assess freeze damage and discuss management issues related to freeze damage of carinata in the southeastern United States. Written by Michael J. Mulvaney, Mahesh Bashyal, Joseph E. Iboyi, Ramdeo Seepaul, Pratap Devkota, Ian Small, and David Wright, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised July 2021.

Mustard Collard—Brassica carinata L.

MV096/HS629 by James M. StephensNovember 1st, 2018

Winter Weed Emergence during Carinata (Brassica carinata) Production

AG455/SS-AGR-454by Ruby Tiwari, Pratap Devkota, and Michael J. MulvaneyJuly 28th, 2021This publication provides information for predicting emergence timing of common winter weed species for carinata production. Written by Ruby Tiwari, Pratap Devkota, and Michael J. Mulvaney, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, June 2021.