Agronomy/ Crop Management

A suite of agronomic management projects will be deployed across the region to position pennycress in the predominate corn and soybean rotation and in a range of high-valued rotational crops. We will:

  • Develop regionally-based agronomic management practices for establishing pennycress in grain corn systems.
  • Quantify soybean and pennycress yield trade-offs across soybean maturity group (MG) and cropping systems.
  • Establish weed and pest best management strategies that support pennycress integration in corn and soybean production systems.

Research Goals

  • Develop regionally-based agronomic management practices for establishing pennycress in grain corn systems
  • Yield Trade-offs levering CRM and dessicants
  • Corn Residue Management
  • Novel Seed Treatment for Improve Pennycress Performance
  • Quantify soybean and pennycress yield trade-offs across soybean maturity group and cropping systems
  • Establish weed and pest best management strategies that support pennycress integration in corn and soybean production systems
  • Tools for Integrated Weed Management
  • Monitor Soybean Cyst Nematode (Heterodera Glycines, SCN) in the cropping rotation