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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Ehrensing, D. T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-16T18:02:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-16T18:02:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20530
dc.description Published February 2008. A more recent revision exists. Please Look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog en
dc.description.abstract Rapeseed and canola are closely related members of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) that are both grown as oilseed crops. All current varieties of rapeseed and canola were developed from Brassica napus and Brassica rapa. Rapeseed is grown primarily as a source of erucic acid, which is not edible but is valuable in high-performance industrial lubricants. In the early 1970s, Canadian plant breeders used conventional breeding techniques to remove the anti-nutritional erucic acid and bitter glucosinolates from rapeseed. Removing these compounds resulted in an oilseed crop that produced edible oil low in saturated fats and a very palatable, high-protein meal for animal feed. They coined the word canola (for Canadian oil low acid) to describe a crop that is low in both compounds. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, Or. : Extension Service, Oregon State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM (Oregon State University. Extension Service) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8955 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8955 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Canola -- Northwest, Pacific en_US
dc.title Canola en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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