Can Modern Agriculture Be Sustainable?: Perennial polyculture holds promise
Kernza is on the leading edge of a global effort to develop perennial crops as a way to make agriculture sustainable and to support ecological intensification. Plant geneticists, evolutionary biologists, agronomists, food scientists, and agroecologists are collaborating to develop perennial crops, among them rice, wheat, sorghum, pigeon pea, barley, and sunflowers.
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