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New grain variety touted to improve soil carbon sequestration and reduce erosion

by Futures Centre, Jan 23
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Kenza is a cereal grain developed over 40 years by researchers at the Land Institute. With deep roots and highly evolved survival traits, its benefits include reducing erosion and helping to retain organic matter and nitrogen in the soil.

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Farmers and academics at the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green research program have been collaborating on Kernza development, looking for ways to improve yields and other desirable characteristics finding its way into the marketplace in several forms, with a new product from food giant General Mills launched in 2017.

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