Agronomic and genetic improvement of camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) for sustainable poultry feeding and healthy food products (ARGENTO)
The principal scope of the Argento project is to evaluate with a fully integrate multi-disciplinary approach the effects of the agronomic management under different environments on the final seed quality of the newly released camelina lines for poultry feeding (quails).
UNIBO as partner of PANACEA Network is part of ARGENTO project focused in Agronomic and genetic improvement of Camelina for sustainable poultry feeding and healthy food products.
In the actual scenario of lack of vegetable raw materials for animal feeding and scarcity of crop alternatives for farmers, the rationale behind Argento project is a win-win story. Camelina represents an alternative oilcrop to be introduced into cereal-based cropping systems, able to grow with low environmental footprint and to source valuable seed cake for poultry feeding (i.e. quails) to produce healthy meat and eggs.
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