Oilseed Crops for Semiarid Cropping Systems in the Northern Great Plains

@article{Johnston2002OilseedCF,
  title={Oilseed Crops for Semiarid Cropping Systems in the Northern Great Plains},
  author={Adrian M. Johnston and Donald L. Tanaka and Perry R. Miller and Stewart A. Brandt and David Christopher Nielsen and Guy P. Lafond and Neil R. Riveland},
  journal={Agronomy Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={94},
  pages={231-240}
}
Oilseed crops are grown throughout the semiarid region of the northern Great Plains of North America for use as vegetable and industrial oils, spices, and birdfeed. In a region dominated by winter and spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L. emend. Thell.), the acceptance and production of another crop requires that it both has an agronomic benefit to the cropping system and improve the farmers' economic position. In this review, we compare the adaptation and rotational effects of oilseed crops in… 

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