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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Wes Jackson Speaking at Prairie Festival

Wes Jackson to Speak at Kansas Wesleyan University on “Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility”

Wes Jackson, President Emeritus at The Land Institute, will speak at Kansas Wesleyan University.  Jackson will be discussing "How a vision for environmental and agricultural ...

April 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Kansas Wesleyan University

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Interview with a Plant Scientist: Stan Cox, Perennial Sorghum

Stan Cox, lead scientist for perennial sorghum, performed field research on the annual grain when he was in graduate studies. After graduation, he worked as a wheat geneticist before coming to The Land Institute (TLI) in…

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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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