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Kernza: What is it and why should farmers consider growing it?

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In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss Kernza, on track to becoming the world's first perennial grain crop. 
  • What is Kernza and why should farmers consider growing it? 
  • What do we know about Kernza’s soil fertility needs? 
  • For organic producers, what nitrogen sources are suitable for production? 
  • What is Kernza’s potential to be used as a “dual-use crop”?
  • Jake Jungers, U of M Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
  • Jared Goplen, Extension educator - crops
  • Brad Heins, U of M Associate Professor of Animal Science, West Central Research and Outreach Center
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