Economic Botany

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 273–299 | Cite as

Safflower — production, processing and utilization

  • P. F. Knowles


Safflower, grown formerly for the red dye from its flowers, is now a source of oil and livestock feed. In California an average of 30,000 acres have been grown each year since 1950. It has been both a dryland and irrigated crop. The oil has had a ready market for the manufacture of alkyd resins and drying oils.


Economic Botany Great Plain Alkyd Resin Safflower Seed Winter Rain 
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  • P. F. Knowles
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  1. 1.Department of AgronomyUniversity of CaliforniaDavis

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