is a cover crop that also shows promise as a cash crop. Its low cost of production and high oil content make it an ideal feedstock for biodiesel, Gesch says. Camelina oil can also be used to make jet aircraft fuel.

The plant: Cool-weather annual oilseed, 12-36 in. tall; seeds contain 30-40% oil, 25% protein; oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids; meal can be used for poultry feed.

Equipment: Conventional.

Production: Plant in late-September or October, broadcast or drill; harvest in mid-June; low inputs, no herbicide needed.

Yield: In Midwest,1,300 lbs./acre.

In a corn-soybean rotation: Excellent weed suppression.