CoverCress – A Novel Rotational Oilseed Winter Crop with Canola-Like Composition that Helps Sequester Carbon & Prevent Soil Erosion

Time: 11:00 am
day: Day Two


  • Novel cash cover crop concept – why it matters for agriculture, environment, and farm economy
  • Domestication of a weed (field pennycress) into a profitable row crop expected to be grown on millions of acres achieved in record time (<10 years) using CRISPR and other advanced genetic tools
  • CoverCress is a great model crop for improvement due to its features and genetic proximity to Arabidopsis and canola