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Author: Eric Cassetta, Kelsey Peterson, James D. Bever, Yaniv Brandvain, David Van Tassel, Terra K. Lubin, Helen M. Alexander, Diane L. Byers, Sydney Schiffner and Kathryn Turner
Publication: Ecosphere

Featuring five researchers from The Land Institute, this manuscript documents the prevalence of plant pathogens associated with human-induced changes to the planet’s climate and ecosystems, with the perennial prairie plant…

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Author: Martin Greve, Christoph Anton Conrad Korte, Johanna Entrup, Hanna Altrogge, Philip Bischoff, Julian Elfers, Christian Wever and Ralf Pude
Publication: Agronomy

Research from The Land Institute’s collaborators in Germany details the use of perennial species for biomass production, with the goal of analyzing the value of Silphium for the energy production…

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Author: Alexandra Huddell, Maria Ernfors, Timothy Crews, Giulia Vico & Duncan N.L. Menge
Publication: Science of the Total Environment

Recent research in ecology illustrates the advantage that perennial grains like Kernza (intermediate wheatgrass) possess in reducing nitrate leaching when compared to popular annual grain crops like wheat, as the…

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Author: Jared Crain, Steve Larson, Sajal Sthapit, Kevin Jensen, Jesse Poland, Kevin Dorn, Aaron Thomas and Lee DeHaan
Publication: Crop Science Volume 63 Issue 3

The Land Institute’s Lee DeHaan (Lead Scientist, Kernza) and Sajal Sthapit (Postdoctoral Researcher, Kernza) worked with research collaborators to release this publication detailing the value of the USDA’s National Plant…

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Author: Aubrey Streit Krug, Ellie Irons and Anna Andersson
Publication: Ecozona Vol. 14 No. 1

By designing transdisciplinary and participatory methods of engagement, The Land Institute’s Civic Science Program harnessed public participation to visualize cross-scalar relationships in gardening projects through the medium of Silphium integrifolium,…

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Author: Andres Locatelli, Lucia Gutierrez, Olivier Duchene, Pablo R. Speranza and Valentin D. Picasso Risso
Publication: Grasslands Research, Vol. 1, Issue 4

Recent research with Intermediate Wheatgrass in Uruguay highlights for the first time the agronomic performance of Kernza in a low-latitude region with mild winters, which will be vital towards efforts…

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Author: Luciana Gonzalez-Paleo, Damián A. Ravetta, Alejandra E. Vilela, David Van Tassel
Publication: Annals of Applied Biology

Abstract Improvements in seed yield during domestication and breeding are frequently achieved moving plants from the conservative syndrome of the plant economic spectrum towards the more acquisitive side, changing how…

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Author: Virginia M. Moore, Tessa Peters, Brandon Schlautman and E. Charles Brummer
Publication: PNAS Vol. 20 No. 14

Program leads from the Legume and Crop Stewardship Programs at The Land Institute released a paper detailing the ability of diverse cropping systems to address critical environmental issues connected to modern…

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Author: Evan B. Craine, Muhammet Şakiroğlu, Tessa E. Peters, Spencer Barriball & Brandon Schlautman
Publication: Legume Science

Researchers from the Legume and Crop Stewardship Programs at The Land Institute collaborated with Turkish research partners to release this publication documenting the potential of sainfoin, a perennial legume, as…

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Author: Prabin Bajgain, Jared L. Crain, Douglas J. Cattani, Steven R. Larson, Kayla R. Altendorf, James A. Anderson, Timothy E. Crews, Ying Hu, Jesse E. Poland, M. Kathryn Turner, Anna Westerbergh & Lee R. DeHaan
Publication: Plant Breeding Review, Volume 46, First Edition

This research paper details the improvement of breeding efforts with intermediate wheatgrass resulting from advances in molecular technologies, allowing scientists to focus on producing desirable agronomic traits to create an…

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Author: Aubrey Streit Krug, Timothy E. Crews and Thomas P. McKenna
Publication: Creating Resilient Landscapes in an Era of Climate Change

In the 2022 book Creating Resilient Landscapes in an Era of Climate Change, a shift to natural systems agriculture, which is modeled by indigenous agricultural practices and the diverse, perennial mixtures found in prairie ecosystems,…

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Author: Emma I. Scott, Eric Toensmeier, Fred Iutzi, Nathan A. Rosenberg, Sarah Taylor Lovell, Nicholas R. Jordan, Tessa E. Peters, Esther Akwii & Emily M. Broad Leib
Publication: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Recent research highlights the policy mechanisms and market developments that are necessary to catalyze a shift toward perennial agriculture systems that provide more substantial ecosystem services and greater climate resilience…

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