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Category: Silphium

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Author: Stephan Reinert, David L. Van Tassel, Brandon Schlautman, Nolan C. Kane, and Brent S. Hulke
Publication: Plant Genetic Resources

Silphium spp. have garnered interest in Europe as a bioenergy crop and in North America as a perennial oilseed crop. However, very little has been done at this early stage of…

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Author: Alejandra Vilela, Luciana González-Paleo, Kathryn Turner, Kelsey Peterson, Damián Ravetta, Timothy E. Crews and David Van Tassel
Publication: Sustainability

Abstract: Silflower (Silphium integrifolium Michx.) is in the early stages of domestication as a perennial version of oilseed sunflower, its close relative. Grain crops with deep perennial root systems will provide…

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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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