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Oilseed cover crop more than cuts the mustard

| Ken Garner
Higher yields and federal tax credits could make carinata – Ethiopian mustard – a more popular cover-crop choice for Northwest Florida farmers. Carinata, a sustainable non-food cover crop grown between primary crops, helps farmers protect and improve soil health and also is used to make low-carbon advanced biofuel for the aviation industry and as a supplement in feedstock.
Derek Barber, NuSeed field sales manager for the Southeastern United States, explains the benefits of using carinata as a winter cover crop between fall and spring growing seasons. In the background, Logan Dyer, a NuSeed research and development agronomist, talks with Tim Covin, a crop advisor for the J. R. Simplot Co. based in Opp, Alabama.


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