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Is the Future of Agriculture Perennial? Imperatives and Opportunities to Reinvent Agriculture by Shifting from Annual Monocultures to Perennial Polycultures

Non-technical summary. Modern agriculture is associated with numerous environmental predicaments, such as land degradation, water…

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Two contrasting laboratory methods improve Silphium integrifolium Michx. germination rate to agronomically acceptable levels

Abstract Organic dormancy, the inability to germinate under favorable conditions, is a common problem in…

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Transforming human life on our home planet, perennially

The development of agriculture is one of the key fault lines in human history, the…

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Strategies, Advances, and Challenges in Breeding Perennial Grain Crops

Abstract: The development of new perennial crop species is gaining momentum as a promising approach…

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Development and Evolution of an Intermediate Wheatgrass Domestication Program

Abstract: Ecological intensification of agriculture is a proposed strategy to enhance the production of food…

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The Performance of Early-Generation Perennial Winter Cereals at 21 Sites across Four Continents

Abstract: A network of 21 experiments was established across nine countries on four continents and…

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Managing for Multifunctionality in Perennial Grain Crops

Abstract: Plant breeders are increasing yields and improving agronomic traits in several perennial grain crops, the…

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Perennial Grain Legume Domestication Phase I: Criteria for Candidate Species Selection

Abstract: Annual cereal and legume grain production is dependent on inorganic nitrogen (N) and other fertilizers…

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Effect of Puccinia silphii on Yield Components and Leaf Physiology in Silphium integrifolium: Lessons for the Domestication of a Perennial Oilseed Crop

Abstract: New crops with greater capacity for delivering ecosystem services are needed to increase agricultural sustainability….

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Progress and Bottlenecks in the Early Domestication of the Perennial Oilseed Silphium integrifolium, a Sunflower Substitute

Abstract: Silflower (Silphium integrifolium Michx.) is in the early stages of domestication as a perennial version…

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Development of Perennial Grain Sorghum

Abstract: Perennial germplasm derived from crosses between Sorghum bicolor and either S. halepense or S….

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Energy, water and carbon exchange over a perennial Kernza wheatgrass crop

Abstract: The ecological impacts resulting from global warming and conventional agricultural practices are predicted to…

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