Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/147025
Title:
Lesquerella: A Winter Oilseed Crop for the Southwest
Author:
Wang, Guangyao (Sam); McCloskey, William; Foster, Mike; Dierig, David
Affiliation:
Plant Sciences, School of
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jul-2010
Description:
4 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/147025
Abstract:
Lesquerella (Lesquerella fendleri) is a member of the mustard family and is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The oil in lesquerella seeds has superior performance compared to castor, soybean, and rapeseed methyl esters in reducing wear and damage in fuel injected diesel engines. Lesquerella can also be used as an ingredient for a number of other bioproducts such as lubricants, motor oils, plastics, inks, and adhesives. The hydroxylated oil in lesquerella is similar to castor oil but does not contain the deadly poison ricin. Therefore, lesquerella is a safer alternative to castor in the United States and can be handled both at the farm level and the oilseed processing level with industry standard equipment and technology. This article provide information to growers in planting, water and nutrient management, pest management, and harvesting of lesquerella as a potential alternative crop.
Type:
text; Pamphlet
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Lesquerella; oilseed crop; alternative crop
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1520

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWang, Guangyao (Sam)en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCloskey, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Mikeen_US
dc.contributor.authorDierig, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-25T21:55:56Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-25T21:55:56Z-
dc.date.issued2010-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/147025-
dc.description4 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractLesquerella (Lesquerella fendleri) is a member of the mustard family and is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The oil in lesquerella seeds has superior performance compared to castor, soybean, and rapeseed methyl esters in reducing wear and damage in fuel injected diesel engines. Lesquerella can also be used as an ingredient for a number of other bioproducts such as lubricants, motor oils, plastics, inks, and adhesives. The hydroxylated oil in lesquerella is similar to castor oil but does not contain the deadly poison ricin. Therefore, lesquerella is a safer alternative to castor in the United States and can be handled both at the farm level and the oilseed processing level with industry standard equipment and technology. This article provide information to growers in planting, water and nutrient management, pest management, and harvesting of lesquerella as a potential alternative crop.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1520en_US
dc.subjectLesquerellaen_US
dc.subjectoilseed cropen_US
dc.subjectalternative cropen_US
dc.titleLesquerella: A Winter Oilseed Crop for the Southwesten_US
dc.typetext-
dc.typePamphlet-
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Sciences, School ofen_US
dc.identifier.calsAZ1520-2010-
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