Alabama farmers look to carinata as alternative to winter wheat

January 8, 2018 |

In Alabama, farmers are giving carinata a go as a winter rotation crop to see if could add value to their operations while also providing Agrisoma supplies during the off-season after its Midwest farmers have already harvested. In the Midwest, carinata is a summer crop but its cold weather tolerance means it could potentially be a successful winter crop in southern states. Working with agricultural extension programs born out of collaboration with the University of Florida as well as nearby Auburn University, carinata was planted after corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts on as many as 4,000 acres this fall but that number is expected to increase next year due to poor wheat prices that have farmers looking to other options.

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