Flax Variety and Planting Date Trial 2012

Industry interest in growing flax as either/both a fiber feedstock and an oilseed crop is the primary driver in providing regional trials with currently available flax varieties of oilseed and fiber types. The first year of a two year research trial was conducted during the 2012 crop year.

• To test the ability of a fiber flax variety to survive Oregon Willamette Valley winters
• Compare oilseed and fiber varieties for fiber and oilseed yield.
• Compare fall and spring planting and observe ability for field retting of fiber flax.

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