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Kernza could be promising grain, forage crop

Publication: Farm and Dairy

Author: Chris Kick

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 perennial wheat-like plant known as “Kernza.”

This is the trademark name for a perennial crop that can be harvested for both its grain and forage qualities, and it grows back for at least three or four seasons.

Known as an “intermediate wheat grass,” Kernza was developed by The Land Institute, a conservation-minded organization based in Kansas.


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