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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Natural Systems Agriculture

We believe there’s a solution to the challenges of agriculture. We call it Natural Systems Agriculture, and it’s what we do.

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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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Skywatch: Salina Astronomy Club “Star Party” at the Land Institute

RESCEDULED: Due to a forecast of rain on April 1, the Skywatch event at the Land Institute has been rescheduled for April 29.  This event ...

April 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm
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Cascadian Farm Partners to Help Scale-Up Kernza®

The Land Institute is pleased to announce another significant partnership in the retail food industry.  Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills today announced their work with The…

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Scientific Publications

Abstract: Intermediate wheatgrass (IWG) is a perennial species and has edible and nutritious grain and desirable agronomic traits, including large seed size, high grain yield, and biomass. It also has…

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Key message: Development of the first consensus genetic map of intermediate wheatgrass gives insight into the genome and tools for molecular breeding. Abstract: Intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) has been identified…

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Abstract: Annual-based arable agroecosystems experience among the greatest frequency, extent and magnitude of disturbance regimes of all terrestrial ecosystems. In order to control non-crop vegetation, farmers implement tillage practices and/or…

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