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Gallery: A look at rapeseed harvest in Pee Dee Region

Farm Press Staff

June 9, 2015

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<p>South Carolina rapeseed growers began harvesting their crop the first of June. The oilseed is used to make industrial-grade oil. Here is a look at rapeseed harvest around the Pee Dee Region of the state.</p> <p>Rapeseed and canola both are from the mustard family and similar in many ways. In fact, canola was bred from rapeseed in the early 1970s in an effort to improve the rapeseed oil for human consumption.</p>

South Carolina rapeseed growers began harvesting their crop the first of June. The oilseed is used to make industrial-grade oil. Here is a look at rapeseed harvest around the Pee Dee Region of the state.

Rapeseed and canola both are from the mustard family and similar in many ways. In fact, canola was bred from rapeseed in the early 1970s in an effort to improve the rapeseed oil for human consumption.

(Photos and information courtesy of Justin Ballew, the Clemson Cooperative Extension area agent located in Marion County.)

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