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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: M. H. Bender
Publication: American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, 2001, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 2-15.

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
Publication: American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, December 15, 2000, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 2-15

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
Publication: The Botanical Review, July-September 2000, 66(3): 311-349

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
Publication: Biotropica, 2000, Volume 32(4a), pp. 734-750

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
Publication: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2000, Vol. 30, pp 49-58.

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
Publication: Euphytica, October 1999, Volume 110, Number 1, pp 7-20.

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
Publication: Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems, R. LeFroy (Ed.), 1999, pp.1-37

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
Publication: Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems, R. LeFroy (Ed.), 1999, pp.39-55

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
Publication: Canadian Journal of Botany, Volume 73, 1995, pp. 1635-1644.

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
Publication: Ecology, April 1994, Volume 75(3), pp. 627-641.

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
Publication: Canadian Journal of Botany, 1994, Volume 72, pp. 468-474.

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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