Presentations

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2024

  • Zhang, Julia & Yesuf A. Mohammed. Symposium on Nitrogen Management and Environmental Impact in Winter Oilseed Cropping Systems. Forever Green Initiative & University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, Minneapolis, MN, Jan 19, 2024.

2023

  • Heller, Nicholas, Alexander J. Lindsey, Yesuf A. Mohammed, Samantha Wells, Alexander Hard, Mark L. Bernards, Bethany Bedeker & Russ Gesch. Golden Pennycress vs. Black-Seeded Pennycress: Establishment and Yield Following Corn. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2023 International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Nov. 1, 2023.
  • Mohammed, Yesuf A., Gesch, Russ, Wells, Samantha, Heller, Nicholas, Lindsey, Alexander J. Hard, Alexander & Bethany Bedeker. 2023. Economics of Integrating Pennycress in the Corn-Soybean Rotation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2023 International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Nov. 1, 2023.
  • Zhang, Julia X., Sarah Korth, M. David Marks, Donald L. Wyse & James A. Anderson. Temperature Range Permissive for Vernalization in Winter Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense). Poster Presentation. 2023 ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Oct 29 – Nov. 1, 2023.
  • Rhykerd, Rob, Nicholas Heller & Bill Perry. Cover Crops Increase Soil Organic Matter. (Poster). ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO, Nov. 1, 2023.
  • Dangol, Rashmi & Nicholas Heller. 2023 Evaluating Pennycress in Four Cropping Systems. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2023 International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Oct. 1, 2023.
  • Roberts, Lucas M., Wells, Samantha, Russ Gesch, Seth L. Naeve & Aaron J. Lorenz. 2023. Breeding Soybean for Intercropping with Pennycress: Genetic Variation of Target Traits. Breeding Soybean for Intercropping with Pennycress: Genetic Variation of Target Traits. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2023 International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Oct. 1, 2023.
  • Brandhorst, Joseph R.D. Tad L. Wesley & Winthrop B. Phippen. 2023. Evaluating Germination Rates for Short- and Long-term Storage Methods of Pennycress Seed. (Poster) 2023. Anderson, J.V., D. Samarappuli, and M. Berti. (eds.) Building Sustainable Bioeconomies with Industrial Crops and Products. 34th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC). Conference Program and Abstracts. Corvallis, OR, USA, Aug. 27-30.
  • Brandhorst, Joseph R.D., Tad .L. Wesley &Winthrop B. 2023. Evaluating Germination Rates for Short- and Long-term Storage methods of Pennycress Seed. (Poster). 2023. USDA CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Castillo, Stephanie, Joseph R.D. Brandhorst, Tad L. Wesley, Mary E. Phippen, & Winthrop B. Phippen. 2023. Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) Seed Glucosinolate Levels Are Impacted by Growing Location. (Poster). 2023 USDA CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Gautam, Liza, S. O’Flaherty, R. Bayliss, Mary Phippen, Winthrop B. Phippen & John Sedbrook. 2023. Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) Seed Size Mutants Affect Oil Accumulation Differently. (Poster). USDA CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Mahr, Caleb M., Joseph R.D. Brandhorst, Tad L. Wesley & Winthrop B. Phippen. 2023. Effects of Nitrogen and Sulfur on Golden Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). (Undergraduate Internship Poster Presentation). USDA CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Phippen, Mary E., M. A. Berhow, K.J. Brownstein, T.L. Wesley, and W.B. Phippen. 2023. Screening of Seeds and Roots from Wild Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) Populations using Blood Glucose Meter and Test Strips. (Poster) in Anderson, J.V., D. Samarappuli, and M. Berti. (eds.) Building Sustainable Bioeconomies with Industrial Crops and Products. 34th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC). Conference Program and Abstracts. Corvallis, OR, USA, Aug. 27-30.
  • Phippen, Mary E. & Winthrop B. Phippen. 2023. Analytical Chemistry Research on Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). (Poster). USDA-CAP- IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Phippen, Winthrop B., Mary E. Phippen & Tad L. Wesley. 2023. Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). (Poster). USDA-CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Torrey, Audrianna, Joseph R.D. Brandhorst, Tad L. Wesley, Mary E. Phippen & Winthrop B. Phippen. 2023. Effects of Added Nitrogen on Golden Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). (Undergraduate Internship Poster Presentation). USDA CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Wesley, Tad L. & Winthrop B. Phippen. 2023. Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) Seed Persistence in the Field After 1 Year. (Poster). USDA CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Zhang, Julia X. & James A. Anderson. Pennycress Breeding Methods. Poster. USDA-CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Zhang, Julia X. & M.David Marks. University of Minnesota Pennycress Breeding. Oral presentation. USDA-CAP IPREFER 4th Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • Gautam, Liza. 2023. Improving pennycress seed glucosinolate, seed size, and seed oil domestication traits. Symposium Oral Presentation & Poster Presentation: Early Career and Innovative Start-ups Symposium. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting, July 29, 2023.
  • Sedbrook, John. 2023. Agricultural Biotechnology Innovations Leading Change Around the Globe. Example: Domesticated Pennycress. Symposium Oral Presentation. Early Career and Innovative Start-ups Symposium. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting, July 29, 2023
  • Meyer, Ryan T., Nicholas J. Heller, William L. Perry. 2023. Potential of the Novel Winter Cash Crop Pennycress to Reduce Nutrient Loss From Subsurface Drainage in Agriculture. Society for Freshwater Science, Brisbane, Australia, Jun. 3-7, 2023.
  • Marks, M.David. (2023). Pennycress domestication and breeding. A presentation to the MN Clean Water Council, Forever Green Initiative Meeting & Field Day, St. Paul, MN, May 15, 2023.
  • Sedbrook, John. 2023. Developing Field Pennycress into the new oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress. Oral presentation. American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO, May 2, 2023.
  • Gautam, Liza (Graduate Student). Improving pennycress seed glucosinolate, sed size, and seed oil domestication traits. Conference Oral Presentation, American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Midwest Meeting, Ames, IA, Apr. 23, 2023.
  • Phippen, Win. Presented at Illinois State University Cover Crops Field Day. ISU Research Plots, Lexington, IL, Apr. 21, 2023.
  • Sedbrook, John C. Understanding and Improving Abiotic Stress Resilience in Pennycress, an Emerging Oilseed Cash Cover Crop. Conference Oral Presentation, DOE GSP Annual PI Meeting, Bethesda, MD, Apr. 18, 2023.
  • Phippen, Win. 2023. Domesticated Pennycress; a new, climate-smart renewable fuel feedstock. Invited speaker for USDA Personnel at Clean Fuels Alliance America. Online Presentation, Apr. 12, 2023.
  • Zhang, Julia, X. (2023). Winter pennycress breeding. A presentation to the MN Senate Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee and MN House Agriculture Finance & Policy Committee. Forever Green Initiative Tour, St. Paul, MN, Apr. 5, 2023.
  • Lindsey, Alex, Nasib Koirala. D. Barker, Russ Gesch, Yesuf Mohammed, Nicholas Heller, Alex Hard, Samantha Wells, Win Phippen, & Pamela Tas. 2023. Seed pelleting did not improve fall establishment of oilseed pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). [Poster]. ICR23 – Innovations in Climate Resilience: Battelle Conference, Columbus, OH, Mar. 28, 2023
  • Bayliss, R. (Undergraduate Student). Decreasing glucosinolate content in oilseed plant pennycress (Thlaspi arvense). Symposium Poster Presentation, Illinois State University Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL, Mar. 24, 2023.
  • Jaikumar, Nikhil (PostDoc). Resilience under Heat Stress in Natural Variants and CRISPR Gene-Edited High Oleic Acid Lines of the Oilseed Plant Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense). Symposium Poster Presentation: Illinois State University Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL, Mar. 24, 2023.
  • Kiam Assato, Carol K. (Graduate Student). Interrogating drought resilience in the winter oilseed crop pennycress. Symposium Poster Presentation: Illinois State University Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL, Mar. 24, 2023.
  • O’Flaherty (Undergraduate Student). Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seed size mutants affect oil accumulation differently. Symposium Poster Presentation, Illinois State University Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL, Mar. 24, 2023.
  • Roberts, Lucas. (Graduate Student). Summary: Three years of the IPREFER SELECT experiment. UMN Forever Green Initiative, St. Paul, MN, Mar. 24, 2023
  • Gautam, Liza (Graduate Student). Improving pennycress seed glucosinolate, seed size, and seed oil domestication traits. Symposium Oral Presentation, Illinois State University Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL, Mar. 24, 2023.
  • Roberts, Lucas (Graduate Student). IPREFER Q3 Research Poster, SELECT EXPERIMENT. University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences Research Symposium, St. Paul, MN, Mar. 16, 2023.
  • Sedbrook, John C. Rapidly domesticating pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop by leveraging decades of plant research. Seminar, USDA AG2PI Virtual Field Day, Online Presentation, Mar. 15, 2023.
  • Phippen, Win. Pennycress-development and opportunities. Invited speaker, Agtech Connect. Feb. 24, 2023.
  • Gautam, Liza (Graduate Student). Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seed size mutants affect seed oil accumulation differently. Conference Poster, Gordon Research Conference on Plant Lipids, Galveston, TX, Feb. 1, 2023.
  • Sedbrook, John C. Progress toward commercialization of the new oilseed crop, domesticated pennycress (aka CoverCress). Conference Poster, Gordon Research Conference on Plant Lipids, Galveston, TX, Feb. 1, 2023.
  • Developing Future Oilseed Systems: Characterizing Soybean Traits Relevant for Pennycress Intercropping. [Poster]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA. Jan. 8-12, 2023. https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxix/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/44275
  • Phippen, Winthrop B. Pennycress – helping to solve soil health and water quality problems. Invited speaker, COG Rockford IL Area Rotary Club. Jan. 5, 2023

2022

  • Phippen, Winthrop. Developing pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress. Invited speaker, Illinois Cover Crop On-Farm Network (Midwest region-wide extension agent and producer training on cover crops). Dec. 14, 2022.
  • Sedbrook, John. Developing pennycress into the oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress. (Seminar). Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2022.
  • Bernards, Mark. L. & Brent S. Heaton. (2022). Fitting pennycress grown as a cash cover crop into a corn and soybean rotation – herbicide considerations. North Central Weed Science Society Proceedings 77:192. St. Louis, MO. Dec. 1, 2022.
  • Duarte, Claudia J. Brent S. Heaton & Mark L. Bernards. (2022). Golden pennycress response to simulated carryover of Group 14 soybean herbicides. North Central Weed Science Society Proceedings 77:76. St. Louis, MO. Dec. 1, 2022.
  • Sedbrook, J. Progress towards the domestication of pennycress in the US Midwest. (Online Seminar). USDA ARS, Peoria, IL, USDA ARS. Dec. 1, 2022.
  • Bayliss, R. and S. O’Flaherty, S. (Undergrad Presenters). Genetically improving seed glucosinolate content and seed size in domesticated pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). Integrative Plant Biology and Bioenergy (IPBB) Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Nov. 22, 2022.
  • Bernards, Mark. L. (2022). Golden pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) response to simulated herbicide carryover. [Abstract]. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 9, 2022. https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2022am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/146085.
  • Wesley, Tad L., & Winthrop Phippen. (2022) Use of Gibberellic Acid to Improve Fall Stand Establishment of Oil Seed Pennycress as a Cash Cover Crop. [Abstract]. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 9, 2022. https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2022am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/142977.
  • Heller, Nicholas, Alex Lindsey, Mark L. Bernards, Winthrop B. Phippen, Yesuf Mohammed, Samantha S. Wells, Alexander Hard, Russell Gesch, Rashmi Dangol & Bethany Wohrley. (2022). Black-Seeded and Golden Pennycress after Silage and Grain Corn. [Abstract]. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 8, 2022. https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2022am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/143379
  • Mohammed, Yesuf, Russell W. Gesch, Samantha S. Wells, Nicholas Heller, Alex Lindsey & Winthrop B. Phippen. (2022). Corn Hybrid Evaluation to Facilitate Early Pennycress Establishment and Enhance Soybean Double Cropping in the Midwest. [Abstract]. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 8, 2022. https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2022am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/143563.
  • Carlock, Hannah, G., Mark L. Bernards, Tad L. Wesley & Winthrop B. Phippen. (2022). Intercropping soybean and corn into golden pennycress (Thlaspi arvense). [Abstract]. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 7, 2022. https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2022am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/144173.
  • Sedbrook, John. Developing pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) into an oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress. BloNo Interfaith Green Team Speaker Series / Seminar and question/answer session. Normal, IL, Nov. 3, 2022.
  • Sedbrook, John. Developing pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Plant Science Innovation. Lincoln, NE, Oct. 26, 2022.
  • Phippen, Mary & Win Phippen. Development of a rapid assay for total glucosinolate content in Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed by measurement of enzymatically released glucose using a blood glucose meter and test strips. (Poster) Integrating technology with industrial crops and their products for a sustainable bioeconomy. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC). Program and Abstracts. Bozeman, MT, Oct. 9-12.
  • Phippen, Win J., John Sedbrook and W.David Marks. Advancements in breeding pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) as a sustainable feed and fuel source. Bajwa, D.S. and M.T. Berti Eds. 2022. Integrating technology with industrial crops and their products for a sustainable bioeconomy. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC). Program and Abstracts. Bozeman, MT, Oct. 9-12, 2022.
  • Roberts, Lucas. Battle of the Oilseeds: Allelopathy Tolerance in a Soybean Pennycress Intercropping System. (Poster). World Food Prize Graduate Student Posters. Des Moines, IA, Oct. 2022.
  • Phippen, Win. New Cash Cover Crop for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Illinois State University Energy for a Sustainable Future Seminar Series (a campus-wide and nationally posted virtual seminar). Invited inaugural speaker. Illinois State University, Sep. 21, 2022.
  • Phippen, Win. School of Agriculture Open House Demonstration and Pennycress and IPREFER POroject Presentation to potential incoming undergraduate students and their parents. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, Sep. 16 & Oct. 24, 2022.
  • Brandhorst, Joseph, Tad L. Wesley, Mary E. Phippen and Win Phippen. Multi-state analysis of elite pennycress varieties. (Poster). USDA-CAP-IPREFER 3rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • Exposito-Alonso, M. S. Rhee, D. Marks, R. Chopra, D. Nusinow, C. Topp, D. Jacobson, P. Handakumbura, W. Phippen, K. Sanguinet, A. Gschwend and J. Sedbrook. Interrogating pennycress natural and induced variation to improve abiotic stress tolerance and oilseed bioenergy crop resilience. (Poster). USDA- CAP-IPREFER 3rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • Forcella, Frank, Russ Gesch, Alexander Hard, Cody Hoerning, Yesuf Mohammed, Bill Perry, Win Phippen, M. Peterson and Z. Portman. Ecosystem Services of Pennycress Production: Pollinators. (Poster). USDA-CAP-IPREFER 3rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Aug 2, 2022.
  • Gautam, Liza, Win Phippen and John Sedbrook. Engineering larger seed size to domesticate pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). (Poster). USDA-CAP-IPREFER 3rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • Kelly, J., T.L. Wesley and W. Phippen. Effect of gibberellic acid treatment on wild and golden pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). (Poster). USDA-CAP-IPREFER 3rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • Marchiafava, Danny, Shahriar Mahmud, Brice Jarvis, Win Phippen and John Sedbrook. Suppression of acetyl CO-A carboxylase regulatory gens BADC1, BADC2, and BADC3 using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to increase oil production in Thlaspi arvense) pennycress. (Poster). USDA-CAP-IPREFER 3rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • Phippen, Win and Tad L. Wesley. Advances in pennycress breeding in a southern breeding program at WIU. (Poster). USDA-CAP- IPREFER 3rd Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • Wood, Tommy, Tad L. Wesley & Win Phippen. (2022). Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer Application on Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.). Western Illinois University Undergraduate Research Day, Apr. 20, 2022 (Poster).
  • Win Phippen. “Best Principles and Practices to Manage a Large Grant.” Invited Speaker and Panelist, USDA-NIFA Project Directors Meeting, Kansas City, MO, Apr. 19, 2022.
  • Esfahanian, Maliheh, Jarvis, Brice, Chopra, Ratan, Mark Messmer, Liza Gautam, Matthew Ott, Dalton Williams, E. Johnson, E. Daniels, Michala McGuinn, J. Lyons, D. Kliebenstein, Nikhil Jaikumar, Timothy Ulmasov, Win Phippen, M.David Marks& John Sedbrook. (2022). Developing pennycress into the oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCressTM. Poster. USDA-NIFA Project Directors Meeting, Kansas City, MO, Apr. 19, 2022.
  • Phippen, Win. (2022). “Integrate Pennycress Research Enabling Farm and Energy Resilience – IPREFER.” Poster. USDA-NIFA Project Directors Meeting, Kansas City, MO, Apr. 19, 2022.
  • Sedbrook, John. ” Using agricultural biotechnology to rapidly domesticate pennycress and the opportunity that this cover crop and oilseed crop has to mitigate climate change.” Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation High-Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology. Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, Malaysia. (via Zoom, Apr. 19, 2022).
  • Sedbrook, John. “Developing pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop named CoverCress.” Illinois State University Community Partners Breakfast hosted by ISU President Kinzy. Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, Apr. 13, 2022.
  • Meyer, Ryan, Alex Hafner & William Perry. Feb (April 2022). “Viability of winter cash crop pennycress to reduce nitrate-nitrogen export from tile-drained systems“. Illinois State University Research Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. (Acknowledged USDA and IPEFER projects).
  • Bernards, Mark & Brent S. Heaton. “Thalspi Arvense response to corn herbicide carryover in the field and greenhouse.” Western Illinois University. Poster. Apr. 2022.
  • Roberts, Lucas. “Research Seminar: Battle of the Oilseeds: Characterization and Genetic Variation for Soybean Traits Relevant to a Soybean-Pennycress Intercropping System. University of Minnesota’s Applied Plant Sciences Seminar Series, Mar. 21, 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.
  • Sedbrook, John. “Developing pennycress into an oilseed cash cover crop named Covercress.” Donald Danforth Center Seminar Series, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 2, 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.
  • Sedbrook, John. “Developing pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) into an oilseed cash cover crop named Covercress.” Daybreak Rotary Club, Bloomington/Normal, IL. Zoom presentation, Feb. 2, 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 Gesch, Samantha 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. Genetic Dissection of Seed Size and Composition Traits in Field Pennycress. Poster. 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. Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense): Population and Growth Following Corn Treated with Group 27 Herbicides. Poster. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. Spring 2021.
  • McConville, Daniela R., Claudia R. Bland, Brent S. Heaton & Mark L. Bernards. “Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) Response to Simulated Carryover of Group 27 Herbicides in the Greenhouse.” Poster. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. Spring 2021.
  • Stufflebeam, Nathan L., Mason R. Blickenstaff, Claudia R. Bland, Brent S. Heaton & Mark L. Bernards. Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) Response to Simulated Carryover of Group 15 Herbicides in the Greenhouse. Poster. 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 . 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, 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. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Annual Conference, Sep. 2019. Phoenix, Arizona.