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Southern States First to Harvest Nuseed Carinata Cover Crop for Bioenergy

Tifton, Georgia— May 9th, 2023 — Nuseed Carinata harvest is underway in the southern United States, starting near Tifton, Georgia. Nuseed has been working with growers in Florida, Georgia, and Texas to increase the sustainable contract production of the non-food oilseed for processing into certified sustainable lower carbon bioenergy feedstock and non-GMO meal for a traceable plant-based source of protein.

“It’s an honor to work with our growers who are truly innovators. They recognize the value of carinata as a cover crop that can benefit their farm on an agronomic and economic standpoint,” said Justin Ingalls, NA Commercial Sales Lead. “The Nuseed Carinata Contract opportunity financially rewards growers for cover cropping and sustainable practices, that’s key to increasing adoption and regenerating soil.”

Value Beyond Yield
Nuseed Carinata has been a great fit for the southern states as a cover crop to help with soil health, soil moisture retention between seasons, and setting up the grower’s primary crop up for success. Nuseed Carinata is a harvested cover crop, so growers also benefit from a secure contract with a downstream market.

Nuseed Carinata has proven to be a resilient hybrid cover crop. It grows well between many primary crop rotations such as cotton, corn, and soybeans. It is grown between harvest and spring planting when weather limits primary crop production and soil is typically exposed to erosion. Nuseed R&D is continuing to advance Nuseed Carinata hybrids with a focus on even greater frost resilience, shorter maturity, and herbicide tolerance.

“We are thrilled to see this cover crop even through a tough unprecedented freeze, still come up strong and healthy ready for harvest” said Derek Barber, Field Sales Manager at Nuseed.

Attractive contracts for fall 2023 are now available, learn more at nuseed.com/us/crop/carinata/.

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Katy Preis
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About Nuseed Carinata
Nuseed Carinata is a non-food cover crop contract grown between main crop rotations to regenerate soil and harvested for certified sustainable lower carbon feedstock. Used as a drop-in replacement to fossil oils it helps reduce emissions and removes atmospheric carbon while restoring soil carbon as it grows. Nuseed Carinata does not require additional farmland, and financially rewards sustainable farming practices that help maximize greenhouse gas reduction.

Traceable from field to oil through comprehensive production data, Nuseed Carinata is independently certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) under their Principles & Criteria which recognizes Nuseed Carinata as best-in-class in addressing key sustainability issues.* Carinata is also listed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) feedstock with similar industry leading greenhouse gas (GHG) savings as waste and residuals, like used cooking oil.**

About Nuseed
Nuseed is unlocking the full potential of canola, carinata, sorghum and sunflower to deliver VALUE BEYOND YIELD®. Nuseed provides new, sustainable plant-based solutions to growers, industry, and end-use customers, adding value at every step and for each participant in the Nuseed Value Chain.

Over 300 Nuseed employees work across global locations including three world-class Nuseed Innovation Centers. Established in Australia in 2006, Nuseed has grown to offer industry leading germplasm, advanced molecular capabilities, regional R&D and commercial trials with dedicated teams in Australia, Europe, North America and South America, and sales in more than 30 countries.

Nuseed is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nufarm Limited (ASX:NUF).

* https://rsb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/RSB_CRT_EU_Nuseed_022520_final-1.pdf
** https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/CORSIA/Documents/ICAO%20document%2006%20-%20Default%20Life%20Cycle%20Emissions%20-%20March%202021.pdf