Transforming Agriculture, Perennially
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    10,000 Years of Agriculture

    Humans have been producing food using the same paradigm for 10,000 years. But the burden of a growing population and the impacts of an industrial approach to farming threaten the entire enterprise. We are working toward a solution.

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Sorghum Plant Heads

Perennial Crops

Natural ecosystems feature perennial plants. So does our approach to regenerative agriculture.

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Ecological Intensification Intercropping

Ecological Intensification

Sunlight. Water. Soil. Microbes. Plants. People. The Land Institute brings them all together for sustainable farming.

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Ecosphere Studies

Changing the way we think about the world and our place in it, through educational and cultural projects.

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Events

Plants, Place, Planet

The Land Institute is transforming agriculture through scientific research in perennial polycultures and through educational projects that spread a new way of thinking about the ...

April 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm
Stockyard Exchange Building

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News

Interview with a Plant Scientist: Stan Cox, Perennial Sorghum

Stan Cox, lead scientist for perennial sorghum, performed field research on the annual grain when he was in graduate studies. After graduation, he worked as a wheat geneticist before coming to The Land Institute (TLI) in…

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Scientific Publications

Abstract: Plant breeders are increasing yields and improving agronomic traits in several perennial grain crops, the first of which is now being incorporated into commercial food products. Integration strategies and management…

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Abstract: Annual cereal and legume grain production is dependent on inorganic nitrogen (N) and other fertilizers inputs to resupply nutrients lost as harvested grain, via soil erosion/runoff, and by other natural…

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Abstract: New crops with greater capacity for delivering ecosystem services are needed to increase agricultural sustainability. However, even in these crops, seed yield is usually the main criteria for grain domestication….

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