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The Land Institute’s work advances research and agricultural scientific knowledge and is conducted in an innovative yet rigorous professional context. Explore our findings and ideas via articles authored or co-authored by members of our staff and published in research and peer-reviewed journals.

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Author: C.M. Cox, K.A. Garrett, W.W. Bockus
Publication: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, Volume 20(1), March 2005, pp. 15-24.

Perennial grain production will likely present unique challenges for managing diseases that affect the productivity and longevity of crops being considered. Typical cultural practices effective at reducing soil- and residue-borne…

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Author: T.E. Crews
Publication: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, Volume 20(1), March 2005, pp. 25-37.

Perennial cropping systems may achieve significant improvement over annual systems in the synchrony between crop nutrient demands and nutrient supplies. Improvements in nutrient synchrony would result in the reduction of…

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Author: C. M. Cox, K. A. Garrett, R. L. Bowden, A. K. Fritz, S. P. Dendy, W. F. Heer
Publication: Phytopathology, 2004, 94:961-969.

Because of differences in life histories between Puccinia triticina, a highly specialized, polycyclic, windborne pathogen with a shallow dispersal gradient, and Pyrenophora triticirepentis, a residue-borne pathogen with a steep dispersal…

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Author: Martin H. Bender
Publication: American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 70-79, June 2003

Holmes County has been distinguished by successful, small-scale farming. Its farmers have retained various traditional practices, but they have also adopted some modern technologies and practices that can be profitable…

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Author: Jerry Glover
Publication: Speech: Sod Based Cropping System Conference, University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Quincy, Florida, February 20-21, 2003.

Rather than work to improve annual production systems by individually addressing the many attendant problems, researchers at The Land Institute (TLI) refer to natural ecosystems for solutions to meeting the…

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Author: L. R. DeHaan, N. J. EhIke, C. C. Sheaffer, G. J. Muehlbauer, D. L. Wyse
Publication: Crop Science, Volume 43(1), pp. 402-408.

Illinois bundleflower is an herbaceous perennial legume native to North America. Useful as a N2-fixing plant in warm-season grass pastures, Illinois bundleflower is also a promising perennial grain crop. Download…

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Author: Martin H. Bender

Presented at the Third Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies: Reconsidering the Importance of Energy, Porto Venere, Italy, 24-28 September 2002 To explore the reduction of fossil fuel use…

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Author: C.M. Cox, T.D. Murray, S.S. Jones
Publication: Plant Disease, September 2002, 86 (9):1043-1048.

A perennial wheat cropping system on the Palouse Prairie of eastern Washington may provide an alternative to the Federal Conservation Reserve Program and reduce soil erosion while providing a harvestable…

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Author: Wes Jackson
Publication: Population and Environment, 2002, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 55-67.

Soil fertility has been the basis of all past civilizations. The current agricultural system supplements declining soil fertility with petroleum, which is being rapidly depleted. This system reflects the deeply…

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Author: J. K. Piper, S.L. Pimm
Publication: Community Ecology, September 2002, Vol 3(2): 205-216.

Abstract: We tested the prediction that we are more likely to create persistent, species-rich plant communities by increasing the number of species sown and allowing communities to assemble over six…

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Author: T.S. Cox, W. Jackson
Publication: Life on Earth: An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution, Niles Eldredge (Ed,), 2002, pp. 96-99.

Genetic engineering has many and varied effects on biodiversity, but its likely long-term result will be a decrease in genetic variability of crops and other species. Open a PDF of…

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Author: Martin Bender

Biodiesel, an alcohol ester, is a renewable fuel because its agricultural production and processing have a positive energy balance of roughly 2.5:1. Also, no appreciable difference between biodiesel and diesel…

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