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Category: Perennial Crops

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Farmers who are looking for an alternative to corn and soybeans — and a crop that grows back each year — might want to consider the benefits of growing a…

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The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is pleased to announce a partnership with The Land Institute, a Kansas-based non-profit dedicated to researching sustainable agriculture. The Land Institute’s development of Kernza, a distant cousin…

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There’s a new-ish crop that’s been sprouting hopeful conversation in recent years. Kernza is the name given by Kansas-based The Land Institute to a specific germ line of perennial wheatgrass. Like a long-lost,…

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Pheonah Nabukalu, a post-doctoral fellow at The Land Institute, will share her story of overcoming socioeconomic barriers growing up in Uganda to achieve higher education and success in a field…

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Researchers say commercial perennial crops suitable for prairie production could be available in as little as 15 years. It’s already been about 90 years of work, but the finish line…

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Dorn’s research project aims to shed light on the mechanisms underlying some crops’ perennial growth cycles and inform long-standing efforts to perennialize major annual crops like wheat. He also will…

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It’s early spring, and among a series of brown and barren crop fields, one field stands out. It’s covered with a stand of lush green grass. It’s a sight to…

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Land Institute partners in Minnesota are working with Kernza® and helping advance agriculture toward perennial grain polycultures. Check out this exciting project, just one example of The Land Institute’s global…

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If you want to feel virtuous the next time you chug a brewski, consider the Long Root Ale. This new beer, mildly fragrant and with a rye-like spiciness, is the…

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The formula that American farmers employ to sustain the foundation of the nation’s food system is simple and time-honored—plow then plant, and in three months, harvest and sell. Milk flows,…

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Scientists at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are exploring the uses of a certain wheatgrass which is becoming an increasingly popular alternative source for breadmaking and brewing beer. “This intermediate…

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Some scientists dream of a future in which people can add sorghum, intermediate wheatgrass and other currently wild perennial plants to their diet. In St. Louis, researchers at the Missouri Botanical…

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