Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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Perennial crops on view during research tour

Publication: Ag Journal

Author: Candace Krebs

In recent months, the institute captured headlines for its progress commercializing 
perennial wheat — technically, in this case, an intermediate wheatgrass — produced 
under an identity-preserved system and trademarked with the name Kernza.
  Agronomists at the institute are also working to perennialize other common crops, 
including sorghum and sunflowers.

During a field tour in late September, held in conjunction with the annual Prairie
Festival, visitors had a chance to view several crop prototypes along with at least one 
mixed planting, which represents the institute’s ultimate goal of creating productive,
 sustainable perennial polycultures.


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