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Randy Mathews is a development officer at The Land Institute.

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Marty Christians is a Land Institute technician who works with Kernza.

Marty Christians is a Land Institute technician who works with Kernza.

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Chris Pembleton, facilities manager at The Land Institute, assigns a mowing task.

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Oilseeds scientist David Van Tassel, accompanied by interns Kelsey Peterson and Jasper Hartnett, examines silphium heads in a research plot at The Land Institute.

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Ecologist Tim Crews, director of research at The Land Institute, measures a mixed-crop field that is part of his ecology research. A measured part of a row of ripe Kernza will be harvested for lab analysis.. The Kernza is growing amidst an established crop of alfalfa, a legume that fixes nitrogen in the soil.

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Brandon Schlautman, perennial legume breeder at The Land Institute, sets a seed-sorting machine to electronically inspect individual grains of Kernza for signs of ergot, a fungal disease in cereal crops.

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Land Institute Kernza breeder Lee DeHaan monitors the setup of a threshing machine that will be used to thresh small bundles of harvested grain. At right is intern Katie Collins, who will harvest the bundles. The Land Institute’s new Post-Harvest Facility includes individual threshing rooms that are behind closed doors in order to help isolate not only the inherent grain dust but also noise.

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Land Institute post-doctoral scientist Kathryn Turner works with the perennial wheat project.

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Lee DeHaan, the Land Institute Kernza breeder, and Kayla Altendorf, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, examine Kernza plants. Altendorf’s Kernza plot at The Land Institute is part of her research project seeking to identify genes associated with positive traits in Kernza.

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Lying on the ground, Land Institute technician James Bowden makes a field repair on a rice binder used to harvest sheaves of Kernza in a simulated grazing plot. The walk-behind machine cuts the Kernza, stalks and all, and ties them into bundles. On this day, the string feeder has malfunctioned.

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