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  • 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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Events

Western Literature Conference 2017

Aubrey Streit Krug will be presenting on two different panels at the Western Literature Association Conference Oct. 25-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aubrey will first present on ...

October 26, 2017 | 8:00 am
Marriott City Center

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News

Big story.  Short video.

The story is fairly complex.  And it’s long. Natural ecosystems are self-sustaining.  For at least 10,000 years, humans have disrupted those systems and kept them in a continuous state of disruption in order to produce…

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Scientific Publications

Abstract Silphium perfoliatum L. (cup plant, silphie) and S. integrifolium Michx. (rosinweed, silflower) are in the same subfamily and tribe as sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Silphium perfoliatumhas been grown in…

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Over the last century, researchers and practitioners with diverse backgrounds have articulated the importance of improving soil organic matter (SOM) contents in agricultural soils. More recently, climate change scientists interested…

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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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