Transforming Agriculture, Perennially
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Author: Kantarsi, T., L. DeHaan, J. Poland, and J. Borevitz. 
Publication: CRC Press

Chapter 18 from Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits.  Edited by Abdallah Bari, Ardeshir B. Damania, Michael Mackay and Selvadurai Dayanandan CRC Press…

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Author: Crews, Timothy E.
Publication: Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume 26, Issue 3

Grasslands are among the biomes that have been most extensively degraded or eliminated by the expansion of agriculture. Grasslands are also threatened by development, poor management, and climate change. This…

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Author: David L. Van Tassel *a, Kenneth A. Albrechtb, James D. Bevern, Arvid A. Boec, Yaniv Brandvaind, Timothy E. Crewsa, Markus Gansbergere, Pedro Gerstbergerf, Luciana González-Paleog, Brent S. Hulkeh, Nolan C. Kanei, Paul J. Johnsonj, Elena G. Pestsovam, Valentín D. Picasso Rissob, Jarrad R. Prasifkah, Damian A. Ravettag, Brandon Schlautmana, Craig C. Sheafferk, Kevin P. Smithk, Pablo R. Speranzal, M. Kathryn Turnera, Alejandra E. Vilelag, Philipp von Gehrene and Christian Weverm
Publication: Crop Science

Abstract Silphium perfoliatum L. (cup plant, silphie) and S. integrifolium Michx. (rosinweed, silflower) are in the same subfamily and tribe as sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Silphium perfoliatumhas been grown in…

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Author: Timothy E. Crews, Jennifer Blesh, Steven W. Culman, Richard C. Hayes, Erik Steen Jensen, Michelle C. Mack, Mark B. Peoples, Meagan E. Schipanski
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Volume 223, 1 May 2016, Pages 223-238

Abstract: Annual-based arable agroecosystems experience among the greatest frequency, extent and magnitude of disturbance regimes of all terrestrial ecosystems. In order to control non-crop vegetation, farmers implement tillage practices and/or…

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Author: Lee R. DeHaan,* David L. Van Tassel, James A. Anderson, Sean R. Asselin, Richard Barnes, Gregory J. Baute, Douglas J. Cattani, Steve W. Culman, Kevin M. Dorn, Brent S. Hulke, Michael Kantar, Steve Larson, M. David Marks, Allison J. Miller, Jesse Poland, Damian A. Ravetta, Emily Rude, Matthew R. Ryan, Don Wyse, and Xiaofei Zhang
Publication: www.researchgate.net

Abstract: In the interest of diversifying the global food system, improving human nutrition, and making agriculture more sustainable, there have been many proposals to domesticate wild plants or complete the…

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Author: Lee R. DeHaan, David L. Van Tassel
Publication: American Journal of Botany 101 ( 10 ): 1801 – 1819

Abstract: Annual grain crops dominate agricultural landscapes and provide the majority of calories consumed by humanity. Perennial grain crops could potentially ameliorate the land degradation and off-site impacts associated with…

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Author: S W Culman, S T DuPont, J D Glover, D H Buckley, G W Fick, H Ferris, T E Crews
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, (2009), doi:10.1016/j.agee.2009.11.008

Abstract: Soil ecosystem properties and processes which simultaneously maintain native fertility and sustain plant yields are of principal interest in sustainable agriculture. Native prairies in Kansas are relevant in this…

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Author: Peter A. Kulakow
Publication: Euphytica, October 1999, Volume 110, Number 1, pp 7-20.

Abstract: Illinois bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis (Michaux) MacMillan, is an herbaceous perennial legume native to the central and southeastern USA. It has been identified as a potential perennial grain legume. To…

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Author: W. Jackson, L.L. Jackson
Publication: Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems, R. LeFroy (Ed.), 1999, pp.1-37

Abstract: Over the past two decades, work at The Land Institute has aimed to develop sustainable farming as a functional mimic of mid-grass prairie. Ecological studies of unploughed prairie suggested…

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Author: Laura L. Jackson, Chester L. Dewald
Publication: Ecology, April 1994, Volume 75(3), pp. 627-641.

To test the prediction that a mutation causing greater reproductive effort will result in reduced vegetative vigor, we compared the seed production, growth, and carbohydrate status of normal and pistillate…

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Author: J. Vail, P. Kulakow, and L. Benson
Publication: Recapturing a Vanishing Heritage, Proceedings of the Twelfth North American Prairie Conference

Presented Aug. 5, 1990 Published 1992 Abstract: Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacM., Fabaceae) is a warm-season perennial legume of the North American grass-lands. It is rated by some as…

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Author: Jon K. Piper
Publication: Canadian Journal of Botany, 1992, Volume 70, pp. 1324-1330.

Abstract: An experimental population of a perennial species, Cassia marilandica, was monitored for 4 years to examine changes in size structure and seed production over time. Plants flowered and set…

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