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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: Robert Jensen
Publication: The Ecological Citizen

Abstract Glaring inequality, both between and within societies, makes it difficult to talk about ‘we’ – a collective human project of understanding and responding to multiple, cascading ecological crises. Assigning…

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Author: Andrew R. Raduski, Adam Herman, Cloe Pogoda, Kevin M. Dorn, David L. Van Tassel, Nolan Kane, and Yaniv Brandvain
Publication: American Journal of Botany

PREMISE: Understanding the relationship between genetic structure and geography provides information about a species’ history and can be used for breeding and conservation goals. The North American prairie is interesting…

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Author: Alejandra E. Vilela, Luciana González-Paleo, Damián A. Ravetta, Ebony G. Murrell, and David L. Van Tassel
Publication: Agronomy

Abstract The perennial sunflower Silphium integrifolium Michx. (Asteraceae), also known as silflower, is a prospective dual-purpose forage plus grain crop. Pre-flowering biomass harvest for animal feed and the subsequent delay…

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Author: M. Kathryn Turner
Publication: No-till Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture, Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract Under NT management, there are several pathogens that often increase, such as Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium spp., or decrease, such as Gaeumannomyces graminis and Pratylenchus neglectus. While NT farming…

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Author: Edwards, L., and Cox, S.
Publication: Solutions

The article explains development of a potential national-level climate policy framework that is capable of quickly eliminating fossil fuels and their emissions, and of accomplishing this with high certainty while…

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Author: Jared Crain, Steve Larson, Kevin Dorn, Traci Hagedorn, Lee DeHaan, Jesse Poland
Publication: Theoretical and Applied Genetics

Abstract In outcrossing species such as intermediate wheatgrass (IWG, Thinopyrum intermedium), polycrossing is often used to generate novel recombinants through each cycle of selection, but it cannot track pollen-parent pedigrees…

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Author: Christian Wever, David L. Van Tassel, Ralf Pude
Publication: Agronomy for Sustainable Development 40, Article number: 27

Abstract The emerging bioeconomy will increase the need for plant biomass. We call for a third-generation of bioenergy crops, or biomass crops, to help move society towards a sustainable bioeconomy…

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Author: Nabhan, G. P., Riordan, E. C., Monti, L., Rea, A. M., Wilder, B. T., Ezcurra, E., Mabry, J. B., Aronson, J., Barron-Gafford, G. A., García, J. M., Búrquez, A., Crews, T. E., Mirocha, P., and Hodgson, W. C.
Publication: Plants, People, Planet

Societal Impact Statement Climate change is dramatically restructuring agriculture and damaging crops, food security, and human health, especially in deserts. To radically redesign food systems to buffer against climatic disruptions,…

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Author: Barbara Baraibar, Ebony G. Murrell, Brosi A. Bradley, Mary E. Barbercheck,David A. Mortensen, Jason P. Kaye, Charles M. White
Publication: Plos One

Abstract Cover crop mixtures can provide multiple ecosystem services but provisioning of these services is contingent upon the expression of component species in the mixture. From the same seed mixture,…

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Author: Paul Cox, Stan Cox
Publication: American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Abstract Societies once could choose between changing direction or dealing with climatic disaster; now it is necessary to do both at once. The best-laid plans for mitigation would be hard…

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Author: Stephan Reinert, John H. Price, Brian C. Smart, Cloe S. Pogoda, Nolan C. Kane, David L. Van Tassel & Brent S. Hulke
Publication: Agronomy for Sustainable Development 40, Article number: 27

Abstract Under NT management, there are several pathogens that often increase, such as Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium spp., or decrease, such as Gaeumannomyces graminis and Pratylenchus neglectus. While NT farming…

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Author: McKenna, L. Koziol, J.D. Bever, T.E. Crews, and B. A. Sikes
Publication: PLOS ONE

Perennial crops in agricultural systems can increase sustainability and the magnitude of ecosystem services, but yield may depend upon biotic context, including soil mutualists, pathogens and cropping diversity. These biotic…

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