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The Land Institute’s work advances 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 peer-reviewed journals.

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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: 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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Author: Jared Crain, Prabin Bajgain, James Anderson, Xiaofei Zhang, Lee DeHaan, Jesse Poland
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

Perennial grains could simultaneously provide food for humans and a host of ecosystem services, including reduced erosion, minimized nitrate leaching, and increased carbon capture. Yet most of the world’s food…

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Author: Jared Crain, Prabin Bajgain, James Anderson, Xiaofei Zhang, Lee DeHaan, Jesse Poland
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

Perennial grains could simultaneously provide food for humans and a host of ecosystem services, including reduced erosion, minimized nitrate leaching, and increased carbon capture. Yet most of the world’s food…

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Author: Sterling A. Herron, Matthew J. Rubin, Claudia Ciotir, Timothy E. Crews, David L. Van Tassel, and Allison J. Miller
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

Herbaceous perennial species are receiving increased attention for their potential to provide both edible products and ecosystem services in agricultural systems. Many legumes (Fabaceae Lindl.) are of special interest due…

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Author: Liz Koziol, Timothy E. Crews, James D. Bever
Publication: Restoration Ecology

Ecological restoration efforts can increase the diversity and function of degraded areas. However, current restoration practices cannot typically reestablish the full diversity and species composition of remnant plant communities. Restoration…

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Author: Omar Tesdell, Yusra Othman, Yara Dowani, Samir Khraishi, Mary Deeik, Fouad Muaddi, Brandon Schlautman, Aubrey Streit Krug, David Van Tassel
Publication: Journal of Arid Environments

Abstract: Climatic change will seriously impact Mediterranean areas. Palestine, which has given forth annual grain based agriculture, is particularly vulnerable given its political and economic situation. Research is needed to…

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Author: Thomas P. McKenna, Timothy E. Crews, Laura Kemp, Benjamin A. Sikes
Publication: PLOS One

Abstract The use of perennial crop species in agricultural systems may increase ecosystem services and sustainability. Because soil microbial communities play a major role in many processes on which ecosystem…

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