Forever Green Winter Annual Oilseeds Virtual Field Days -- Session 1 YouTube
The Forever Green Initiative winter annual oilseeds, winter camelina and pennycress, are being developed to protect our water and soil, provide new economic opportunities for growers and spur innovation in food, fuel, bioplastics, novel protein and feed applications. Rapid advances have been made for both winter camelina and pennycress. This is the first in a series of three virtual "field days" showcasing the research underway to advance these exciting new oilseeds.
This session features four speakers:
Dr. M. Scott Wells who provides an overview of the Forever Green Initiative and outlines the presentations in the webinar.
Dr. Frank Forcella highlights the ecological services winter camelina and pennycress provide, including a food source for pollinators, keeping the soil in continuous living cover and protecting our water resources. 8:22
Dr. Katherine Frels explains the breeding research and targets underway for winter camelina and pennycress. 31:42
Dr. Russ Gesch provides insight into the agronomic best practices for the oilseeds, including planting, fertility and harvest recommendations. 49:53