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Videos of recent Prairie Festival presentations can be found on this page, including 2019 Prairie Festival presentation videos. Be sure to also check out our other featured videos from our collaborators!

 

 

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Dr. Ebony Murrell, The Land Institute’s lead scientist for the Crop Protection Ecology research program, discusses her work developing integrated pest management solutions for perennial grain insect pests and diverse cropping systems to improve overall plan health and biological control.

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The Land Institute’s Director of Ecosphere Studies, Aubrey Streit Krug, invites you to join her for an experiential learning activity to meet and visit with the perennials in a place you love. For Aubrey, it’s Pediomelum esculentum on the Wauhob Prairie. Where did this practice take you, and what perennials did you meet?

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Dr. Kathryn Turner, who leads The Land Institute’s Crop Protection Genetics research program, discusses her work dealing with and combating virus epidemics within our Silphium breeding populations.

The Land Institute’s Crop Protection Ecology (CPE) research technician, Edy Chérémond, walks us through how the CPE team works to achieve their programmatic goals. The mission of CPE is to determine how different crop management practices synergistic relationships in diverse cropping systems can be employed to successfully increase beneficial insects and manage crop pests in perennial grains.

The Land Institute’s Soil Ecology research technician, James Bowden, braves the Kansas weather to walk us through the research focuses of the program. Working cross-functionally with all of our research programs, the Soil Ecology team at TLI looks at how diverse plantings of our perennial crops can harness ecological processes to supplant the need for commercial inputs like fertilizers and pesticides. By using models of naturally occurring plant communities, TLI researchers believe that previously unattainable levels of ecological intensification are possible with perennial polycultures.

At The Land Institute, perennial sorghum research technician, Megan Gladbach, takes us behind the scenes and underneath the glow of LED lights in the perennial sorghum wing of one our greenhouses, where she shares some background and updates on the program. The Land Institute is currently selecting for perennial growth habit and grain productivity in diverse environments in the United States and several African countries, including Uganda, Mali, and Kenya, with the goal of developing commercially viable varieties that could produce repeated, sufficient grain harvests without re-sowing.

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2019 Prairie Festival

Wes Jackson, PhD, President Emeritus and co-founder speaks at The Land Institute’s 2019 Prairie Festival.

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2019 Prairie Festival

Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute, speaks at The Land Institute’s 2019 Prairie Festival.

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2019 Prairie Festival

President of The Land Institute, Fred Iutzi, gives the closing remarks and speaks on the theme of Prairie Festival 2019.

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2019 Prairie Festival

Lennart Olsson, PhD, professor of Geography at Lund University, Sweden; author on two Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) reports; and a member of The Land Institute’s Board of Directors, speaks at Prairie Festival 2019.

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2019 Prairie Festival

Francesca Cotrufo, PhD, Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University speaks at The Land Institute’s 2019 Prairie Festival.

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2019 Prairie Festival

Scientists at The Land Institute report on the progress of their programs and research over the last year at Prairie Festival 2019.

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