Wild safflower in California: Improvement of cultivated safflower through plant-breeding program to obtain desirable characteristics of wild species
California Agriculture 12(4):4-5.
Published April 01, 1958
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Cultivated safflower — Carthamus tinctorius L.—was established in California as a commercial crop in 1950 and by 1956, approximately 84,000 acres were in production. Most of the acreage was in the Sacramento Valley but it is likely that the total acreage will increase because there is a good market for safflower oil.