4th Annual Pennycress Field Day

June 6, 2013 Field Tour

Yet another overcast damp day in Illinois. With the unseasonably wet and cool weather this spring, the field day was 4 weeks later than last year. This years tour was well attend by producers, industry, USDA and University researchers,and students.


Dr. Phippen gives a brief overview on the spring pennycress planting and introduces new penycress lines from Canada and Chile.


Producer looking over advanced breeding lines of spring pennycress.


A producer looking over pennycress variety trials.


Mature pennycress seed pods.


Dr. Phippen explains nitrogen application on pennycress in Illinois.


Producer shares photo of his 150 acre pennycress field that is almost ready to harvest in Illinois.