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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: 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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Author: W. Jackson, L.L. Jackson

Abstract: Over the past two decades, work at The Land Institute has aimed to develop sustainable farming as a functional mimic of mid-grass prairie. Ecological studies of unploughed prairie suggested…

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Author: W. Jackson

Abstract: Genomes can be regarded as miniature ecosystems which display many of the same characteristics as that of a prairie or forest ecosystem. Human communities may likewise have characteristics common…

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Author: Jon K. Piper

The diverse community structure and different types of resource use by plant species contribute to the persistence and resilience of the prairie ecosystem. Download PDF

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Author: Laura L. Jackson, Chester L. Dewald

To test the prediction that a mutation causing greater reproductive effort will result in reduced vegetative vigor, we compared the seed production, growth, and carbohydrate status of normal and pistillate…

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Author: Jon K. Piper, Peter A. Kulakow

The Land Institute is developing perennial grains to be grown in prairie-like mixtures. One approach involves the development of a perennial grain sorghum by crossing tetraploid Sorghum bicolor with wild…

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Author: J. Vail, P. Kulakow, and L. Benson

Presented Aug. 5, 1990 Published 1992 Abstract: Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacM., Fabaceae) is a warm-season perennial legume of the North American grass-lands. It is rated by some as…

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Author: Jon K. Piper

Abstract: An experimental population of a perennial species, Cassia marilandica, was monitored for 4 years to examine changes in size structure and seed production over time. Plants flowered and set…

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Author: Peter A. Kulakow, Mary K. Handley, James Henson, and C. L. Dewald

Abstract: The discovery of a gynomonoecious sex form (GSF) of eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) has greatly increased our expectations for high seed yield from this species. Reported estimates range from…

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Author: Peter A. Kulakow, Laura L. Benson, and Jake G. Vail

Introduction Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacM.) is a warm season perennial legume of the North American grasslands. Native stands occur in a variety of habitats, including rocky open ground,…

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Author: Wes Jackson, Jon Piper

Our subject here is “the problem of agriculture” not “problems in agriculture.” We proceed with the assumption that problems in agriculture are primarily derivatives of the problem of agriculture. Download…

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Author: Wes Jackson

Author Joseph Kinsey Howard describes a spring day in 1883 in North Dakota when John Christiansen, a Scandinavian farmer, looked up while plowing a field to discover an old Sioux…

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