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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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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December 4, 2019 | 10:00 am

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Interview with a Plant Scientist: Pheonah Nabukalu, PhD, Research Associate for Perennial Sorghum

What brought you to The Land Institute (TLI)? I came to The Land Institute in 2013 for a postdoctoral research position after graduating with my PhD in plant breeding from Louisiana State University (LSU).  …

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Scientific Publications

Perennial polyculture cropping systems are a novel agroecological approach used to mirror some of the ecological benefits provided by native perennial ecosystems including increased carbon and nitrogen storage, more stable…

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Western European agriculture is largely defined by the high level of productivity of its cereal grain production. Such productivity is largely a result of farm specialization and intensification. This approach…

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Abstract Allohexaploid (2n = 6x = 42) intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium), abbreviated IWG, is an outcrossing perennial grass belonging to the tertiary gene pool of wheat. Perenniality would be valuable option for grain production,…

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