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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: Priscila Pinto, Lee De Haan, Valentin Picasso
Publication: Agronomy

Abstract Kernza intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) is the first commercially developed perennial grain crop in North America, with multiple environmental and economic benefits. One of the major challenges for adoption…

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Author: Olivier Duchene, Benjamin Dumont, Douglas J. Cattani, Laura Fagnant, Brandon Schlautman, Lee R. DeHaan, Spencer Barriball, Jacob M. Jungers, Valentin D. Picasso, Christophe David, Florian Celette
Publication: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Abstract Intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium (Host) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey) is being developed for use as a new perennial grain crop through breeding and agronomic research. However, progress has been hampered…

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Author: John H. Price, Andrew R. Raduski, Yaniv Brandvain, David L. Van Tassel, Kevin P. Smith
Publication: bioRxiv

SUMMARY Silphium integrifolium (Asteraceae) has been identified as a candidate for domestication as a perennial oilseed crop and has a sporophytic self-incompatibility system—the genetic basis of which is not well understood…

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Author: Aubrey Streit Krug, Omar Imseeh Tesdell
Publication: New Phytologist Foundation

Societal Impact Statement Plant scientists around the planet are working to develop new perennial grains and learn how to grow them in diverse agroecosystems. Perennial grain agriculture could accomplish long‐term…

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Author: Sydney Schiffner, Jacob M. Jungers, Brent S. Hulke, David L. Van Tassel, Kevin P. Smith, Craig C. Sheaffer
Publication: Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment

Silflower (Silphium integrifolium Michx.) is a potential perennial oilseed crop that can provide ecosystem services; however, its seed, oil, and biomass yield potential are unknown. Our objectives were to determine the…

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Author: Pheonah Nabukalu, Wenqian Kong, Thomas Stan Cox, Andrew H. Paterson
Publication: Euphytica

Abstract Perennial sorghum cropping offers substantial economic and ecological benefits, conserving fuel, water, and soil. To be perennial in temperate climates, a sorghum plant must over-winter and produce new growth…

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Author: Wenqian Kong, Pheonah Nabukalu, T. Stan Cox, Valorie H. Goff, Gary J. Pierce, Cornelia Lemke, Jon S. Robertson, Rosana Compton, Haibao Tang, Andrew H. Paterson
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

Despite a “ploidy barrier,” interspecific crosses to wild and/or cultivated sorghum (Sorghum bicolor, 2n = 2x = 20) may have aided the spread across six continents of Sorghum halepense, also exemplifying…

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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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