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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: 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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Author: David L. Van Tassel, Omar Tesdell, Brandon Schlautman, Matthew J. Rubin, Lee R. DeHaan, Timothy E. Crews, Aubrey Streit Krug
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

The classic domestication scenario for grains and fruits has been portrayed as the lucky fixation of major-effect “domestication genes.” Characterization of these genes plus recent improvements in generating novel alleles…

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Author: Lee DeHaan, Steve Larson, Rosa L. López-Marqués, Stephan Wenkel, Caixia Gao, Michael Palmgren
Publication: Trends in Plant Science

Shifting the life cycle of grain crops from annual to perennial would usher in a new era of agriculture that is more environmentally friendly, resilient to climate change, and capable…

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Author: Gabriel de Oliveira, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Timothy E. Crews Lee R. DeHaan, Giulia Vico
Publication: Plant Science

Abstract Perennial crops have been proposed as a more sustainable alternative to annual crops, because they have extended growing seasons, continuous ground cover, reduced nutrient leakage, and sequester more carbon…

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Author: Prabin Bajgain, Xiaofei Zhang, Jacob M. Jungers, Lee R. DeHaan, Brett Heim, Craig C. Sheaffer, Donald L. Wyse, James A. Anderson
Publication: Journal of Plant Registrations

Abstract ‘MN‐Clearwater’ (Reg. no. CV‐287, PI 692651) is the world’s first commercial food‐grade intermediate wheatgrass [IWG; Thinopyrum intermedium (Host) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey subsp. intermedium ] grain cultivar. It was…

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Author: Aubrey Streit Krug
Publication: The Ecological Citizen

Caring for other beings – both human and more-than-human – is crucial to our ongoing existence. This article connects an analysis of care work with an ecospheric perspective to conceptualize…

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