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Category: Lunch and Learn

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The Land Institute’s Director of Ecosphere Studies, Aubrey Streit Krug, and a cohort of other Land Institute researchers will be discussing TLI’s Civic Science projects. It’s a great opportunity to learn about our work to not only develop new, perennial food crops but also how we seek to better understand the different ways these crops are managed and cared for by a diverse group of growers and producers.

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Join us on a behind the scenes tour of The Land Institute’s greenhouses with greenhouse manager Tiffany Durr. Follow along as Tiffany walks you through the different spaces we have on our campus and highlights some of the research that takes place indoors.

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The Land Institute’s Dr. Lee DeHaan, lead scientist for Kernza® perennial grain, and Tessa Peters, our commercialization manager give an introductory presentation on the development and commercialization of Kernza®.

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Dr. Ebony Murrell, The Land Institute’s lead scientist for the Crop Protection Ecology research program, discusses her work developing integrated pest management solutions for perennial grain insect pests and diverse cropping systems to improve overall plan health and biological control.

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Dr. Kathryn Turner, who leads The Land Institute’s Crop Protection Genetics research program, discusses her work dealing with and combating virus epidemics within our Silphium breeding populations.

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