A field of carinata growing at the UF/IFAS Quincy Research Station. Photo Credit: David Wright, UF/IFAS


Carinata offers growers cover crop soil benefits with the added benefit of harvesting the grain for revenue. Farmers can earn additional revenue between warm-season crops crops, while protecting and improving the soil.

Nuseed Global is offering carinata contracts for commercial production starting in September 2022.  The recently released Nuseed Carinata program pays growers for what they grow and how they grow it. Growers receive contract payment for the grain harvested from the cover crop and for certifiable sustainable farming practices, including reduced tillage and lower synthetic nitrogen applications.

For fall 2022 planting, Nuseed will be offering full production contracts for carinata.  These basis contracts will be based on the May 2023 soybean futures prices on the CBOT. There will be premiums available for reporting, delivery and organic fertilizer applications. There will also be an opportunity to price either 100% or only 50% at the time of signing leaving the remaining 50% for pricing up until May 2023. Delivery of the grain will be indicated by Nuseed to the nearest viable elevation location and Nuseed will cover costs of delivery in excess of 100 miles.  If storage is available, this contract will pay growers for on-farm storage where required.

To qualify for maximum grain value, growers are asked to verify that they have followed the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) stewardship standards which include:

  • Follow the Nuseed Production Checklist and complete the Final Reporting Requirements
  • Apply no more than 80 units of inorganic nitrogen per acre
  • Use No-till or conservation till practices related to carinata planting
  • Provide GPS field coordinates and field boundaries in shape file
  • Compliance with a production audit if requested

Jay Carinata Workshop – September 23

If you are interested in learning more about carinata production, the Jay Extension Office, in Santa Rosa County, will host a 2022-2023 NUSEED Carinata Program Workshop, at the Jay Community Center, at 8:00 AM CDT, on Friday, September 23rd.  Topics will include carinata production research updates by university specialists and an overview of the NUSEED contract for local growers.  We will meet in the small meeting room at Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane, Jay FL 32565).  For more information, contact Libbie Johnson at libbiej@ufl.edu or by phone at 850.857.2313.


Information about carinata production can be found at:


Information about contracts or to request a grower consultation, please contact:

Justin Ingalls
Commercial Sales Leader
Nuseed Americas

De Broughton