Pennycress produces a valuable oilseed containing up to 40% oil that is suitable for conversion to biofuels. By fall planting into standing corn with spring harvest before soybean planting, pennycress fits into corn-soybean crop rotation and reduces soil erosion and nutrient runoff.
Credit or Source: Kevin Anderson, University of Minnesota: pennycress seeded into standing corn; Dr. Winthrop Phippen, Western Illinois University: pennycress in late fall, early and mid spring; Kirk Amundson, University of Minnesota: layout assistance
US DOE, USDA. 2014. Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy Joint Awards 2006–2014, U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy. (p. 1) (PDF)