Improved Chia Production & Product Usage

Grants and Contracts Details


The main goal of this research remains the further development of chia as a sustainable oil source for edible and renewable chemical applications as well as fiber for food and medicinal applications and a high protein source for food and feed. These in turn will provide a major new market for farmers. The most promising lines from the 2014 harvests will be used in replicated agronomic performance trials at UK research farms. Data on total plant biomass and seed yield will be collected, as well as flowering date, harvest date, lodging score, and any pest problems. Harvested seed will be analyzed for protein, oil, fiber and other components.
Effective start/end date9/1/143/31/16


  • Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association: $21,318.00


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