Presentations

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2022

  • Forcella Frank. “Weeds: A Love/Hate Relationship.” Invited lecture in recognition of receiving an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the University of Lleida. University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain, Mar. 17, 2022.
  • CoverCress, Inc.  Biofuels Digest’s ABLC 2022 Conference, Guest Speaker, Agriculture and Feedstocks program. Mar. 2022.
  • CoverCress, Inc. Bank of America’s Global Ag & Materials Conference, Renewable Fuels Panel. Mar. 2022.
  • CoverCress, Inc. St. Louis Agribusiness Club Speaker’s Panel. Feb. 2022.
  • Meyer, Ryan. “Effects of pennycress on subsurface drainage nutrient losses from replicated plots.” Presentation at the Illinois State University Integrative Biology Seminar Series, Normal, IL, Feb. 2022.
  • Meyer, Ryan, Alex Hafner & Bill Perry. “Rise of the stinkweed: pennycress as a cash cover crop?” Presentation at the Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society Research Symposium, Normal, IL, Feb. 2022
  • Gautam, Liza B., Hafner, A., Sloman, K., Bayliss, R., & John C. Sedbrook. “Generating and characterizing larger seed size mutants in the oilseed plant pennycress (Thlaspi arvense).” Plant and Animal Genome Conference (Virtual). Jan. 8-12, 2022)
  • Roberts, Lucas. “Characterization and Genetic Variation for Soybean Traits Relevant to a Soybean-Winter Oilseed Intercropping System.” Plant and Animal Genome Conference (Virtual). Jan. 8-12, 2022.

2021

  • Sedbrook, John, C. “Developing pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) into an oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress™.” CSHL Plant Genomes, Systems Biology & Engineering. Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Dec. 2, 2021.
  • Sedbrook, John, C. “Developing pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress™,” Canola Week, Canola Industry Meeting, Canola Council. Saskatoon, Alberta, Canada. Dec. 2, 2021.
  • Nugent, Matthew, Brennan Duffin, Nicholas Heller, William Perry & Robert Rhykerd. “Short-term Impacts of Cover Crops on Soil Profile Distribution of Organic Matter, N, and P.” ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City UT, Nov. 10, 2021.
  • Wohrley, Bethany (Presenting Author) & Nicholas Heller. Poster: Pennycress Establishment and Yield Following Corn Harvest. ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 10, 2021.
  • Wells, Samantha. “Emerging Oilseeds: Futures in Biofuels and Beyond?” Invited presentation to the ASA/CSSA/SSSA C6-Crop Sci Symposium on Biofuels: “From Niche Crop to Normal – Challenges and Successes of Novel Crop Adoption.” ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 9, 2021.
  • Koirala, Nasib (Presenting Author), David J. Barker, Carin Helfer, Russ GeschSamantha S. Wells, Alexander Hard, Chris Aulbach, Nicholas Heller, & Alexander J. Lindsey. Poster: “A Process to Enhance Germination of a Wild Pennycress Variety.” (Recording available). ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 8, 2021.
  • Koirala, Nasib (Presenting Author), David J. Barker, Carin Helfer, Russ Gesch, Samantha S. Wells, Alexander Hard, Chris Aulbach, Nicholas Heller & Alexander J. Lindsey. Presentation: “Assessment of Seed Pelleting Effects on Germination of Oilseed Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.)” (Recording available). ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 8, 2021.
  • Tandukar, Zenith (Presenting Author), Ratan Chopra, Katherine Frels, M. David Marks & James A. Anderson. Poster: Genetic Dissection of Seed Size and Composition Traits in Field Pennycress. ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 8, 2021.
  • CoverCress, Inc. Cortex’s St. Louis “Startup Week.” Speaker’s panel, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 2021.
  • CoverCress, Inc. MO Governor’s Conference on Agriculture. Nov. 2021.
  • Hoerning, Cody, Senyu Chen, Samantha S. Wells, Don Wyse, Jim Anderson, Katherine Frels. 2021 SCN- Pennycress Research Update. Forever Green Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 29, 2021.
  • Baldwin, Kara. & Matthew Hagaman. “Energy, Sustainability, and Innovation: Outreach for Grades K-16.” Abstract: https://www.uis.edu/event/energy-sustainability-and-innovation-outreach-grades-k-16 Illinois Innovation Network Sustainability Research Conference, Oct. 29, 2021.
  • Meyer, Ryan, Alex Hafner, Nicholas Heller, J. Wang, & Bill Perry. “Quantifying ecosystem services of the winter cash crop pennycress (Thlaspi arvense).” Presentation at the Illinois State University Integrative Plant Biology and Bioenergy Symposium, Normal, IL, Oct. 2021.
  • Phippen, Win. Classroom guest lecturer. Western Illinois University AGRI-120 Agriculture in Today’s Society. “Pennycress production and the IPREFER project.” Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. Oct. 13, 2021.
  • Sedbrook, John. “Developing pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress™.” Invited (virtual) presentation, Washington State University Department of Crop & Soil Sciences seminar series, Oct. 11, 2021.
  • Sedbrook, John. “The Grass is Greener.” Channel World Seed by International.Seed Federation Stories from the Ground (A short film series), Sep. 23, 2021.
  • Wells, Samantha. 2021 Annual Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, Bologna, Italy. Sep. 7, 2021.
  • Sedbrook, John. “Employing CRISPR genome editing to rapidly domesticate pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop called CoverCress™.” Invited (virtual) presentation at the American Chemical Society AGRO Division, 262nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Aug. 25, 2021.
  • Roberts, Lucas. Poster: Evaluation of Soybean Physiology in Response to a Pennycress Relay Intercropping System.” National Association of Plant Breeders, Ithaca, NY, Aug. 15-19, 2021.
  • Hagaman, Matthew. “Products from pennycress: Fallow land to fruitful products.” Illinois State Fair STEM Playground, Springfield , IL, Aug. 18-22, 2021.
  • Roberts, Lucas.  “2021 SOYSELECT Update.” IPREFER Annual Meeting, Aug 10-11, 2021.
  • Sedbrook, John. (2021). “Cooperative Governance of Gene Editing (with a focus on pennycress)”. Zoom Presentation, hosted by Dr. Nicholas Jordan, University of Minnesota, May 13, 2021.
  • Wohrley, Bethany. (2021). “Pennycress Establishment Following Corn. Integrated Plant Biology and Bioenergy, Department of Agriculture, 2021 Online University Research Symposium, Illinois State University.
  • Johnson, Jacob W., Brent S. Heaton & Mark L. Bernards. Poster: Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense): Population and Growth Following Corn Treated with Group 27 Herbicides. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. Spring 2021.
  • McConville, Daniela R., Claudia R. Bland, Brent S. Heaton & Mark L. Bernards. Poster: “Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) Response to Simulated Carryover of Group 27 Herbicides in the Greenhouse.” Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. Spring 2021.
  • Stufflebeam, Nathan L., Mason R. Blickenstaff, Claudia R. Bland, Brent S. Heaton & Mark L. Bernards. Poster: Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) Response to Simulated Carryover of Group 15 Herbicides in the Greenhouse. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. Spring 2021.
  • Phippen, Winthrop B. “Pennycress as a viable cover crop.” Invited speaker, BioAg Winter Meeting, Macomb, IL. Jan. 12, 2021.

2020

  • Koirala, Nasib. 2020. “Assessment of seed pelleting effects on agronomic characteristics of oilseed pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.).” Oral presentation,  14th Annual Horticulture & Crop Science Graduate Research Symposium. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Dec. 15, 2020.
  • Brakke, Mary & Rebekka Darner. 2020. “Using undergraduate research experience to enhance interdisciplinary competency in agricultural sciences.” Innovative/Learner-Centered Teaching Poster Presentation. American Association of Agricultural Educators 2020 North Central Region/National Learner-Centered Teaching Conference. Oct. 14 – 16. 2020.
  • Heller, Nicholas. 2020. “Grain corn to pennycress transitions – Cash cover crop in crop rotations.” ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting (Virtual). Fall 2020.
  • Heller, Nicholas. 2020. “Agronomic considerations for pennycress after corn.” Integrated Plant Biology and Bioenergy Symposium, Illinois State University. Fall 2020.
  • Heller, Nicholas. 2020. “Intercropping corn and soybean in Illinois.” Integrated Plant Biology and Bioenergy Symposium, Illinois State University. Fall 2020.
  • Williams, Dalton. “Elucidating the roles of the HIGH ALOPHATIC GLUCOSINOLATE (HAG) genes in glucosinolate production in pennycress (Thlaspi arvense).” Illinois State University Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar series, Normal, IL, Mar. 25, 2020.
  • Hagaman Matthew & Rebekka Darner. “Hands-on with Cover Crops & Biofuels: How Cover Crops are Changing Education & Agriculture.” Bradley University STEM/STEAM Conference for K-12 Educators: Innovations in K-12 STEM education and Green Chemistry. Peoria, IL, Mar. 7, 2020.
  • The State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) | Webinar Recording Steve Csonka (CAAFI & IPREFER Advisory Board). May 6, 2020.
  • Phippen, W. B. 2020.  IPREFER: New USDA-NIFA CAP Program Overview. Carinata 2020 and SPARC annual meeting, Tampa Bay, Florida. Feb. 25-26, 2020
  • Gesch, R.W. “Closing agronomic and breeding gaps for commercialization of pennycress and camelina.” Invited Presentation, Cargill Foods Innovation Team, Plymouth, MN, Jan. 23, 2020.
  • Tandukar, Zenith. “Understanding the genetic basis of natural variation in seed size and oil content in Pennycress” (Poster presentation). Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2020.
  • Tandukar, Zenith. “Understanding the genetic basis of natural variation in seed size and oil content in Pennycress.” National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Tampa, FL, Jan. 2020.

2019

  • Phippen, Winthrop.IPREFER: New Cash Crop for Aviation Fuel (IPREFER)”. Dec. 5, 2019.
  • CoverCress Inc: Adding Farmer Revenue by Providing the 1st Low Carbon Intensity Cash Cover Crop on Unused Land Over Winter. Dr. Cris Handel (CoverCress, Inc. & IPREFER). Dec. 5, 2019.
  • Wells., S.S. “New Cash Crop Opportunities: Pennycress and Beyond.” 32nd Annual Integrated Crop Management Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Dec. 2019.
  • Chopra, Ratan. “Progress Toward the Identification and Stacking of Crucial Domestication Traits in Pennycress.” Oral presentation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 10-13, 2019. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Ott, Matthew. “Acceleration of Flowering Time and Maturity in a Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) Line and Identification of the Causative Gene.” Oral presentation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 10-13, 2019. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Ott, Matthew. Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) Yield Peaks at Low Nitrogen Rate. “Poster presentation, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 10- 13, 2019. San Antonio, Texas.”Sedbrook, John. “Employing CRISPR Gene Editing and EMS Mutagenesis to Rapidly Domesticate Pennycress As an Oilseed-Producing Cash Cover Crop.” ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 12, 2019.
  • Frels, Katherine. “New cash cover crops in the Forever Green Initiative.” Green Lands Blue Waters Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 2019.
  • Heller, Nicholas. 2019. “Establishing the cash cover crop pennycress following grain corn” ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 2019.
  • Heller, Nicholas. 2019. “The Illinois maize long-term selection experiment – The forgotten selection line.” Integrated Plant Biology and Bioenergy Symposium, Illinois State University. Fall 2019.
  • Phippen, W. B., J. Sedbrook, D.M. Marks, & S.S. Wells.  2019.  Program to Commercialize Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). Advancement of Industrial Crops Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.  Sep. 7-12, 2019
  • Frels, Katherine. “Genetic diversity of field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) reveals untapped variability and paths toward selection for domestication.” Oral presentation. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Annual Conference, Sep. 2019. Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Frels, Katherine. “Unlocking Pennycress Potential: Rapid Domestication through Breeding and Bioinformatics at the University of Minnesota.” Poster presentation. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Annual Conference, Sep. 2019. Phoenix, Arizona.