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Research Project: Improving Pennycress and Winter Camelina to Allow Cover Crops to be Harvested

Location: Soil Management Research

Project Number: 5060-21220-007-003-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2017
End Date: Dec 31, 2021

The Forever Green Initiative oilseed agronomy team that includes the University of Minnesota and USDA-ARS will develop improved management practices by (a) evaluating winter oilseed planting dates and establishment methods across a range of cropping systems, and (b) developing winter oilseed harvest management guidelines for the oilseeds for increased oilseed and cash crop yields.

The Forever Green Oilseed Research team will test the deployment of a range of oilseed planting dates and four planting methods in experiments at four environments spanning two-years. The Forever Green Oilseed Research team will evaluate impacts of two oilseed harvest dates (early and late) and two oilseed harvest techniques (swathing; e.g., cutting prior to harvest; and non-swathing; e.g., direct harvest) on oilseed and soybean yield in field-scale research trial (Year 1 and repeated in Year 2).