The camelina grew well, despite an unusually challenging season due to drought and insect troubles. Weather station near the form reports less than 4" of precipitation during January-September of 2021.
Some farmer observations:
This camelina crop was planted adjacent to a crop of winter wheat. They were planted at the same time, and neither crop was treated for weeds. Some comparisons from the season are:
Wildlife, bird and insect behaviors were a bit anomalous this year due to the extreme drought in the area. Mule deer, white-tailed deer, and other animals were observed in the irrigated fields throughout the season. Some specific observations:
Pollinators (specifically honeybees; domestic hives are located about 3/4 mile from the field:
Costs of production: