Back to flax, ahead to sustainability?

hannah whiteheadOilseed crops are being grown again on a historical farm run by CFAES’s research arm, OARDC. Flax, canola, sunflower, and camelina “have the potential to add complexity to crop rotations, provide valuable ecosystem services, and deliver additional value chains in the form of on-farm biodiesel, cooking oil, and highly nutritious feed for animals,” writes Hannah Whitehead, pictured in a field of canola in bloom, who works in OARDC’s Agroecosystems Management Program. Read her story.

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