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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)

Prepared by the Biological and Environmental Research Information System, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, genomicscience.energy.gov/ and genomics.energy.gov/.