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Kernza®CAP Releases Year One Annual Report

KernzaCAP just released its Year One Annual Report summarizing the project’s activities and accomplishments from September 2020 through September 2021.

Collectively, KernzaCAP aims to activate transformational change in agriculture that improves the environment and rural prosperity. Outcomes will include Kernza variety candidates for various regions of the US; best agronomic recommendations for optimizing yield, profitability, and environmental quality; expanded acreage in ecologically sensitive areas to protect drinking water from nitrate contamination; new Kernza supply chains and products; and an education and extension portfolio of tools and events to educate a broad range of students and agriculture professionals.

KernzaCAP was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) in 2020 and will run for five years, through August 2025. The project currently supports over 75 researchers, graduate students, business leaders, nonprofit professionals, and farmers in nine states.

Take a look at the KernzaCAP Year One Annual Report for more!