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Research Project: Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata-SPARC

Location: Soil Dynamics Research

Project Number: 6010-21600-002-001-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 15, 2017
End Date: Jul 14, 2024

Examine required level of tillage for different seeding rates across a latitudinal gradient to identify production practices that support sustainable carinata production across the southeastern U.S.

Replicated field experiments will be conducted across multiple locations throughout Alabama. Each experiment will consist of three tillage treatments (conventional tillage (CT); non-inversion tillage (NI); no tillage (NT) designed to maintain various levels of surface residue. Carinata seeding rates (to be determined) will be seeded between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 each fall.