6th Annual Pennycress Field Day

May 28, 2015 Field Tour

Perfect weather for a field day. The pennycress was right on schedule entering the dry down phase of maturity. The plots looked great. This years tour was well attended by producers, industry, USDA and University researchers,and students from 4 different states.

Arvengenix research plots, winter pennycress lines varying in maturity time.

Dr. Phippen gives a brief overview of results from past pennycress research projects on crop rotation studies and the current studies looking at the environmental impact of pennycress production.

Students and researchers examing pennycress plots.

Dr. Phippen discusses varying traits in wild populations of pennycress.

Tractor ride in front of research conducted by Arvengenix LLC to advance pennycress breeding.

Dr. Phippen explains the evaluations of USDA pennycress lines in new WIU research greenhouse facility.


Evaulation plots of wild collected pennycress populations.

Dr. Phippen explains pennycress planting and plot layouts.

Arvegenix researchers give updates on research and bulk production of pennycress.

Evaulation plots of varying planty densities.

Attendees examine harvested pennycress for disease symptoms.

Dr. Phippen discusses current breeding program on pennycress.