International Journal of Agronomy

Oilseeds Crops: Agronomy, Science, and Technology

Publishing date
04 May 2012
Submission deadline
04 Nov 2011

1Institut für Lebensmittelchemie, Grindelallee 117, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

2Max Rubner-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ernährung und Lebensmittel, Abteilung für Lipidforschung, 32756 Detmold, Germany

3Sudan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 71, Khartoum, Sudan

Oilseeds Crops: Agronomy, Science, and Technology


Oilseed crops are grown primarily for the oil contained in the seeds. The major world sources of seed oils are soybeans, sunflowers, rapeseed, cotton, peanuts, linseed, and castor beans. While there are many uses for industrial vegetable oils, total world production is only about 3% of that of edible oils

Fats and oils are essential nutrients, comprising about 40% of the calories in the diet. Edible vegetable oils, margarine, and shortening are used food applications. These products supplement or replace animal products (e.g., butter and lard), supplies of which are inadequate to meet the needs of an increasing world population. On the other side, oilseed meals are rich in protein; mixed with other ingredients (e.g., cereal grains), they provide nutritionally balanced feeds

Oilseeds also provide the primary feedstock for biodiesel production. The value of oilseeds as a biodiesel feedstock depends upon a number of factors including value of fossil diesel, value of seed meal, value of glycerol, and cost of processing.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Crop management
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Genomics and biotechnology
  • Plant protection
  • Quality and nutrition of seed oils
  • Biofuels
  • Economics

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 278534
  • - Editorial

Oilseeds Crops: Agronomy, Science, and Technology

Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien | Sascha Rohn | ... | Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 751731
  • - Research Article

Effect of Pot Size on Various Characteristics Related to Photosynthetic Matter Production in Soybean Plants

Minobu Kasai | Keisuke Koide | Yuya Ichikawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 408284
  • - Review Article

Advances in Agronomic Management of Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj. Cosson): An Overview

Kapila Shekhawat | S. S. Rathore | ... | J. S. Chauhan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 543230
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Soybean Oil Solvent Extraction through Enzymatic Pretreatment

F. V. Grasso | P. A. Montoya | ... | B. G. Maroto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 524075
  • - Research Article

Effect of the Harvest Date on the Chemical Composition of Patauá (Oenocarpus bataua Mart.) Fruits from a Forest Reserve in the Brazilian Amazon

Raimundo Silva de Souza | Jerusa Souza Andrade | Suely de Souza Costa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 569817
  • - Research Article

Soybean Oil-Quality Variants Identified by Large-Scale Mutagenesis

Karen Hudson
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