About Carinata Facts
  • 27 Sep 2022
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What is Carinata Facts?

Carinata Facts is a knowledge-base developed as a joint deliverable between the SPARC project and the Nuseed Product Development team. It serves as a resource for farmers currently growing contract Nuseed Carinata or prospective farmers interested in knowing more about B. carinata.

Where does this information come from?

The information detailed in Carinata Facts has been the result of over a decade of research and development. Multi-year research trials have been conducted in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Below is the full list of research sites:


E.V. Smith Research Center, Shorter
Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, Fairhope
Brewton Agricultural Research Unit, Brewton


North Florida Research and Education Center-Quincy, Quincy
North Florida Research and Education Center- Suwannee Valley, Suwannee Valley
West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay


Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton
NPRL Shellman Irrigation Research Farm, Shellman
Southeast Research and Education Center, Midville
National Peanut Research Laboratory, Dawson


R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center, Starkville
Brown Loam Branch Experiment, Raymond

North Carolina

Williamsdale Field Lab, Wallace
Piedmont Research Station, Salisbury

South Carolina

Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Florence

What is the SPARC project?

The Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) is a USDA-funded Coordinated Agricultural Project. This project is composed of both public and private partners to promote the advancement of carinata research and commericalization in the SE US. Our partners include: University of Florida, University of Georgia, North Carolina State University, University of South Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Auburn University, Mississippi State University, Colorado State University, Purdue University; Nuseed, Applied Research Associates, Glades Crop Care, and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI).

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