Developing Perennial Grains. Lee DeHaan The Land Institute. No-till cropland Central Iowa J. Scheibel 2013. 2.8 cm of soil loss reduces productivity by about 7%, due primarily to loss of water infiltration, water holding capacity and nutrient supply Pimental et al. 2004.
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Developing Perennial Grains
The Land Institute
J. Scheibel 2013
2.8 cm of soil loss reduces productivity by about 7%, due primarily to loss of water infiltration, water holding capacity and nutrient supply
Pimental et al. 2004
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Field Performance of Starting and Selected Kernza Plants
Kernza plots in Michigan nearly eliminate leaching of nitrates into the ground water.
Organic fertilizer system has less leaching, but the annual wheat still “leaks” much more than the perennial Kernza.
Nitrate concentration in water below the root zone (mg/L)
Culman et al. 2013
Ray florets per head:
Upland Rice in Yunnan, China
Also could aid aerobic rice production
Yields of PR 23 perennial (ratooning) rice over 3 harvests (2 years)