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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: J. Vail, P. Kulakow, and L. Benson
Publication: Recapturing a Vanishing Heritage, Proceedings of the Twelfth North American Prairie Conference

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
Publication: Canadian Journal of Botany, 1992, Volume 70, pp. 1324-1330.

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
Publication: Eastern Gamagrass Conference Proceedings

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
Publication: Advances in New Crops. Proceedings from the First National Symposium New Crops: Research, Development, Economics

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
Publication: Ecology, 1989, 70(6), pp. 1091-1993.

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
Publication: Altars of Unhewn Stone, 1987, New York, North Point Press, pp 77-82.

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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