3rd Annual Pennycress Field Day
May 3, 2012 Field Tour
Finally, we had wonderful weather for the plot tours. With the unseasonably warm weather this spring, the field day was 4 weeks earlier than last year. This years tour was well attend by 35+ producers, industry, USDA and University researchers,and students.
Mature pennycress seed pods.
Dr. Phippen explains September to Mid-October looks to be the best time to plant pennycress in Illinois.
Dr. Phippen discusses fall nitrogen applications and the effects across three different varieties.
Guest speaker and producer, Brad Glenn, gives an update on the large scale production of pennycress in Illinois.
Overview of the 2012 pennycress research plots at Western Illinois University.