What is CoverCress?
CoverCress... Producers Cashing In on Low Carbon Intensity Cover Crop!
Cover crops have traditionally been used in agriculture to slow erosion, improve soil health, enhance water availability, and help control pests that might otherwise interfere with the actual crops that are being grown there for harvest. They’re planted to cover the soil rather than for the purpose of being harvested. But what if cover crops can do more? What if they can produce new income streams while also sequestering carbon in the soil?
CoverCress is a new oilseed crop grown over winter between normal full-season corn and soybeans, acting like a cover crop while also producing oil and high protein feed that can fit markets similar to canola. Developed from pennycress, a flowering plant native to the U.S. Midwest, CoverCress functions as both a cover crop as well as a productive crop, combining soil improvement and grain production without displacing other crops. Click HERE to watch an introduction video that gives great details on what CoverCress is trying to do!
Learn how one company is developing a cover crop that pays at the next Agrifood Conversations on March 4 at 4:00 pm ET featuring Michael DeCamp, COO of CoverCress. Click HERE to register!