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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: Wes Jackson

Abstract: The Natural Systems Agriculture (NSA) idea was developed at The Land Institute in 1977 and was published in 1978.This new paradigm features an ecologically sound perennial food-grain-producing system where…

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Author: T. S. Cox, M. Bender, C. Picone, D. L. Van Tassel, J. B. Holland, E. C. Brummer, B. E. Zoeller, A. H. Paterson, W. Jackson

Part 3: One-third of the planet’s arable land has been lost to soil erosion in recent decades, and the pace of this degradation will increase as the limits of our…

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Author: T. S. Cox, M. Bender, C. Picone, D. L. Van Tassel, J. B. Holland, E. C. Brummer, B. E. Zoeller, A. H. Paterson, W. Jackson

Part 2: One-third of the plant’s arable land has been lost to soil erosion in recent decades, and the pace of this degradation will increase as the limits of our…

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Author: T. S. Cox, M. Bender, C. Picone, D. L. Van Tassel, J. B. Holland, E. C. Brummer, B. E. Zoeller, A. H. Paterson, W. Jackson

Part 1: One-third of the planet’s arable land has been lost to soil erosion in recent decades, and the pace of this degradation will increase as the limits of our…

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Author: Pamela L. Scheinost, Doug L. Lammer, Xiwen Cai, Timothy D. Murray, Stephen S. Jones

Abstract: Perennial wheat offers a new solution to the long-standing problems of soil erosion and degradation associated with conventional annual small-grain cropping systems in the Pacific Northwest region. Download PDF

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Author: M. H. Bender

Appendices, tables and expanded references for the paper, “An economic comparison of traditional and conventional agricultural systems at a county level” by M.H. Bender, published in the American Journal of…

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Author: Marty Bender

Accompanying Tables 1-3 found here are available in downloadable PDF format. Click here and the PDF will automatically begin downloading. To read a PDF file you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed…

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Author: M. H. Bender

Abstract: In Holmes and Wayne Counties, Ohio, respectively, one-half and one-fourth of the farms belong to the Amish, an agrarian culture whose traditional agriculture has been remarkably successful. In an…

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Author: M.H. Bender, J.M. Baskin, C.C. Baskin

Abstract: A review of age of maturity in herbaceous, polycarpic perennials found that the most common year of earliest maturity for wild and cultivated conditions was the second year of…

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Author: C. Picone

As Neotropical forests are increasingly converted to agriculture (especially pastures), little is known about the impacts on microbial biodiversity. To assess such impacts, I compared spore abundance and diversity of…

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Author: Martin H. Bender

Abstract: Hydrocarbon intermediates typical of the chemical industry are an inefficient route for the production of synthetic organics from biomass. This is demonstrated by stoichiometric calculations of mass losses of…

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Author: Peter A. Kulakow

Abstract: Illinois bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis (Michaux) MacMillan, is an herbaceous perennial legume native to the central and southeastern USA. It has been identified as a potential perennial grain legume. To…

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