Buglossoides arvensis 2005-2014, the development of a new oil crop from a weed species

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    • Presentation speakers
      • Steven Bentley, Project Manager, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, University of Cambridge

    Original material sourced from Kew Gardens was poorly adapted for our commercial  agricultural production systems. Plant collecting from around the world identified new genetic variation and enabled the development of a commercial crop. It also suggested that this weed species has been selectively spread by human activity as agriculture moved around the world.