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Webinar series: Winter camelina and pennycress cash cover crop potential

Winter camelina
Winter camelina (Camelina sativa) and pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) are new winter-hardy annual oilseeds with great potential for use as cash cover crops that will keep the land in continuous living cover while providing economic benefits to farmers in the Upper Midwest.

Three Winter Annual Virtual Field Days are being hosted by the UMN Forever Green oilseed team.  Attendees will be able to participate in an interactive question and answer session with UMN researchers and industry experts during each webinar. Growers, processors, culinary professionals, educators and industry professionals are encouraged to attend.

Session One: Environmental Benefits, Breeding and Agronomics (recorded)

In the first session held May 26th, attendees learned about pollinator benefits and current breeding and agronomic efforts.
Watch the virtual field day on YouTube:

Session Two: Food Science and End-Use Applications

James Beard award-winning author and culinary professional, Beth Dooley, invites you to join her for this second virtual field day. She will share the latest information on food and end use applications.

Session Three: Supply Chain and Market Development; Industry Interest

This session will focus on market and supply chain development for these new oilseeds, including a panel conversation with industry representatives who are partnering with UMN and AURI to expand production and use of winter camelina and pennycress.
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