Transforming Agriculture, Perennially
  • Land Institute Perennial & Annual Roots, Photo Credit: Jim Richardson

    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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Perennial Healing: Agriculture in the Ecosphere

Aubrey Streit Krug, Director of Ecosphere Studies, will present on "Perennial Healing: Agriculture in the Ecosphere," focusing on ways of building personal and community resilience around food, energy, water and economics in the face of anthropogenic climate change, at the The Institute for Human and Planetary Health at Doane University's inaugural Symposium 2018: “Building Resilience in the Anthropocene.” 

September 14, 2018 | All Day
Cassel Open Air Theatre, Doane University

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Interview with a Plant Scientist: David Van Tassel, Perennial Oilseeds

What brought you to TLI? When I was finishing up my PhD, I realized that I really wanted to work with plants and not just with test tubes, DNA, or cells. Also, I’d always had…

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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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