Visualizing Perennials

In Kansas people are doing the unthinkable. In the midst of the corn-belt, in a sea of annual grains that stretches as far as the eye can see, The Land Institute has breeders working to re-structure our agricultural relationship with plants. Through traditional breeding practices, they are attempting to perennialize our basic food, oil, and fiber crops- corn, wheat, sunflower- the list goes on.

Their vision for replanting the landscape with perennial crops- whose roots will hold down the prairie top soil, is inspiring.

Lead Scientist Jerry Glover being interviewedLead Scientist Jerry Glover being interviewed

Perennial Sunflowers

Perennial Sunflowers

Jerry Glover and Fred KirschenmannJerry Glover and Fred Kirschenmann

– By Jessy Beckett