Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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There’s a unique grain crop for everyone to really root for

Publication: Toronto Metro

Author: Owen Roberts

Ever pull a weed, and marvel at the length of its roots?

Some, like dandelions, have tap roots that can reach down as much as two feet. They feel like an anchor when you try yanking them out. And for good reason: among their roles, roots keep plants in place, along with the soil around them.

So imagine plants with roots up to 10 feet long, and the soil structure that support them. That’s stability.

And stability is one of the top reasons prairie farmers are keeping an eye on the development and commercialization of a unique ground moisture-seeking grain crop commercially dubbed Kernza.

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