Oilseeds plants are plants that containing seeds or fruits with a high level of oils and other food fat, used as an energy reserve (Samouco, 1998).
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Oilseed Rape is the most widely grown break crop in the UK. The seed is crushed to produce vegetable oil and the remaining rapeseed meal is a high protein animal feed.
Phoma stem canker is a damaging disease of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) that causes annual yield
Linseed & flax (Linum usitatissimum) have been important crops for oil and for fibre.