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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: Timothy E. Crews, Wim Carton, & Lennart Olsson
Publication: Global Sustainability

Non-technical summary. Modern agriculture is associated with numerous environmental predicaments, such as land degradation, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emission. Socio-economically, it is characterized by a treadmill of technological change,…

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Author: Stephan Reinert, Kennedy L. Money, Greta B. G. Rockstad, Nolan C. Kane, David L. Van Tassel, and Brent S. Hulke
Publication: Euphytica

Abstract Organic dormancy, the inability to germinate under favorable conditions, is a common problem in many crop species and their wild relatives, leading to more variable emergence, plant density, and…

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Author: Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, Bill Vitek, and Robert Jensen
Publication: Ecological Citizen

The development of agriculture is one of the key fault lines in human history, the starting point for the human project of dominating the planet. As the catastrophic consequences of…

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Author: Timothy E. Crews and Douglas J. Cattani
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: The development of new perennial crop species is gaining momentum as a promising approach to change the fundamental nature of ecosystem processes in agriculture. The ecological argument for perennial…

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Author: Lee DeHaan, Marty Christians, Jared Crain, and Jesse Poland
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: Ecological intensification of agriculture is a proposed strategy to enhance the production of food while expanding ecosystem services and reducing inputs. Perennial plants that are directly harvested for human…

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Author: Richard C. Hayes, Shuwen Wang, Matthew T. Newell , Kathryn Turner, Jaime Larsen, Laura Gazza, James A. Anderson, Lindsay W. Bell, Douglas J. Cattani, Katherine Frels, Elena Galassi, Alexey I. Morgounov, Clinton K. Revell, Dhruba B. Thapa, Mohammad Sameri, Len J. Wade, Anna Westerbergh, Vladimir Shamanin, Amir Amanov, and Guangdi D. Li
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: A network of 21 experiments was established across nine countries on four continents and spanning both hemispheres, to evaluate the relative performance of early generation perennial cereal material derived…

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Author: Matthew R Ryan, Timothy E Crews, Steven W Culman, Lee R DeHaan, Richard C Hayes, Jacob M Jungers, Matthew G Bakker
Publication: BioScience

Abstract: Plant breeders are increasing yields and improving agronomic traits in several perennial grain crops, the first of which is now being incorporated into commercial food products. Integration strategies and management…

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Author: Brandon Schlautman, Spencer Barriball, Claudia Ciotir, Sterling Herron, and Allison J. Miller
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: Annual cereal and legume grain production is dependent on inorganic nitrogen (N) and other fertilizers inputs to resupply nutrients lost as harvested grain, via soil erosion/runoff, and by other natural…

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Author: M. Kathryn Turner, Damian Ravetta, and David Van Tassel
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: New crops with greater capacity for delivering ecosystem services are needed to increase agricultural sustainability. However, even in these crops, seed yield is usually the main criteria for grain domestication….

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Author: Alejandra Vilela, Luciana González-Paleo, Kathryn Turner, Kelsey Peterson, Damián Ravetta, Timothy E. Crews and David Van Tassel
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: Silflower (Silphium integrifolium Michx.) is in the early stages of domestication as a perennial version of oilseed sunflower, its close relative. Grain crops with deep perennial root systems will provide…

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Author: Stan Cox, Pheonah Nabukalu, Andrew H. Paterson, Wenqian Kong, and Shakirah Nakasagga
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: Perennial germplasm derived from crosses between Sorghum bicolor and either S. halepense or S. propinquum is being developed with the goal of preventing and reversing soil degradation in the…

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Author: Gabriel de Oliveira, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Caitlyn E. Sutherlin, Timothy E. Crews, Lee R. DeHaan.
Publication: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Abstract: The ecological impacts resulting from global warming and conventional agricultural practices are predicted to affect crop productivity and reduce the land area available for agriculture in the near future….

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