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

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

Summer Soul-stice Virtual Series – featuring Wes Jackson and Stan Cox

Life today with Covid19 is apocalyptic - exposing the depth of our societal weaknesses and delusions.  At the same time, it offers promise for real and substantive change.  Are we listening? Three online sessions, hosted by the First Presbyterian Church in Salina, KS, include featured speakers from The Land Institute, as well as some of our partners and advocates, to discuss these difficult issues.

August 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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News

From the Board: Leadership Transition Announcement

Fred Iutzi has stepped down as president of The Land Institute, effective July 1, 2020. The board of The Land Institute would like to recognize the tremendous accomplishments that Fred has achieved for the entire…

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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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