The cash cover crop
3 Crops in 2 Years
Producing a Low Carbon Intensity Crop on Unused Land Over Winter
September: Broadcast seed
after corn using
standard tillage practices
November: Excellent soil
coverage over winter
April: Explosive Growth
Late May: harvest with
June: No till soybeans
growing in CoverCress stubble
Oil: For food and bioenergy
Meal: High protein meal
for animal feed
CoverCress was developed from pennycress.
Covers and protects open soil between corn and soybean crops.
Produces an oilseed crop for food, bioenergy and animal feed.
Dual positive impact on carbon, as it produces a low carbon intensity feedstock and sequesters carbon as well!
Fits on 30-32M acres that each year rotate from corn to soybean.
The Cash Cover Crop
CoverCress fits on the
30-32M acres rotating to soybeans.
Take a tour of a CoverCress research field.
CoverCress Seed is Processed into:
Opportunity for new, high quality food oil
Low carbon feedstock for production of renewable diesel & jet
Meal product to be used in animal feed
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