Nylon bags protect the heads of sorghum plants in a Land Institute breeding plot.
Marty Christians works with a hoe to clear a research plot of weeds.
Land Institute scientist Lee DeHaan focuses on wheatgrass breeding
The tops of each wheat floret are cut off, giving the technician access to the reproductive parts of the plant.
Wes Jackson chats with Juergen Voegele, who was among World Bank officials who toured The Land Institute. Voegele is director of the World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department.
Tim Crews talks of his ecology work during a Land Institute Fish Bowl meeting of scientists.
Technician John Mai checks wheat crosses in The Land Institute greenhouse
Annual sorghum crossed with a vigorous relative, johnsongrass, often grows tall. Our goal is to make it winter-tolerant and crop-like.
Perennial wheat breeder Shuwen Wang checks the heads of maturing crossbred plants in The Land Institute greenhouse.