March 2015 Trivia Answer & Winners

Nate Russart ('07), Jodi Nelson ('91), Miranda Lemke ('14), Lisa Wiley ('02) and Daniel Halbach ('95) were the first five people to correctly answer the question!

Congratulations to Carl Pherson, whose name was randomly selected from the pool of correct answers to win this month's trivia prize!

March trivia question:
Which winter annual do researchers with the "Forever Green Intitiative" think has great potential as a value-added cover crop for Minnesota corn and soybean fields?

a) barley
b) field pennycress
c) vetch
d) sweetclover

Answer:
b) field pennycress

Agonomy and Plant Genetics professor, Don Wyse, and his research team believe field pennycress introduced as a relay crop into the corn and soybean rotation can help produce higher yields, reduce tillage and conserve soil by stemming erosion and nutrient loss, and increase overall profits per acre. Read the details in the "Forever Green" article from Solutions magazine.