Wild safflower in California: Improvement of cultivated safflower through plant-breeding program to obtain desirable characteristics of wild species
AuthorsP. F. Knowles
Authors AffiliationsP. F. Knowles is Associate Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis; Amram Ashri was Research Assistant in Agronomy, University of California, Davis, at the time the above reported studies were conducted.
Hilgardia 12(4):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n04p4. April 1958.
Cultivated safflower — Carthamus tinctorius L.—was established in California as a commercial crop in 1950 and by 1956, approximately 84,000 acres were in production. Most of the acreage was in the Sacramento Valley but it is likely that the total acreage will increase because there is a good market for safflower oil.
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