McLean County Farm Bureau

CoverCress making debut in Illinois

This fall, between 7,500 and 10,000 acres across Illinois, Missouri and Indiana will be seeded to CoverCress as a demonstration. The oilseed cover crop developed from field pennycress is planted in the fall, and growers harvest the oilseed the following year before planting a cash crop. One of those growers is Cass County farmer David Wessel, who talked with FarmWeek’s Kay Shipman about seeding the cover crop for the first time. READ MORE