Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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Morphometric approaches to promote the use of exotic germplasm for improved food security and resilience to climate change: a kura clover example

Adaptation of agriculture to climate change and its associated ecological pressures will require new crops,…

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Carbon and water relations in perennial Kernza (Thinopyrum intermedium): An overview

Abstract: Perennial crops have been proposed as a more sustainable alternative to annual crops, because…

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Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for Forage Traits in Intermediate Wheatgrass When Grown as Spaced-Plants versus Monoculture and Polyculture Swards

Abstract: It has been hypothesized that the genetic control of forage traits, especially biomass, for…

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Assessment of the biogeographical variation of seed size and seed oil traits in wild Silphium integrifolium Michx. genotypes

Silphium spp. have garnered interest in Europe as a bioenergy crop and in North America as…

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Benefits of Native Mycorrhizal Amendments to Perennial Agroecosystems Increases with Field Inoculation Density

Perennial polyculture cropping systems are a novel agroecological approach used to mirror some of the…

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Integrating multipurpose perennial grains crops in Western European farming systems

Western European agriculture is largely defined by the high level of productivity of its cereal…

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Genome mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling domestication traits of intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium)

Abstract Allohexaploid (2n = 6x = 42) intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium), abbreviated IWG, is an outcrossing perennial grass belonging…

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Building a botanical foundation for perennial agriculture: Global inventory of wild, perennial herbaceous Fabaceae species

Agroecosystems are constantly evolving to meet the needs of a growing population in a sustainable…

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Cover crop species affect mycorrhizae-mediated nutrient uptake and pest resistance in maize

Abstract: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can increase plant nutrient uptake and chemical defense production, both…

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Reduced nitrate leaching in a perennial grain crop compared to maize in the Upper Midwest, USA

Abstract: Global expansion of high-input annual grain crops and associated nitrogen (N) fertilizer use can…

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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 pollution,…

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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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