The world's first perennial grain.
Perennials are a paradigm shift
Humans have been planting crops annually since the dawn of agriculture. Annuals involve disturbing the soil each spring and often leaving the soil bare over winter.
For the first time ever, we have perennial grain crops that represent a bold new vision for agriculture.
Good for the environment
Perennial crops, like Kernza®, grow year-round. This means they protect and build healthy soil, prevent nitrogen from leaching into water, and have potential to sequester carbon.
This image compares the root systems of Kernza® and modern wheat. Kernza® roots hold the soil in place year-round.
Good for farmers
Perennial crops build soil, require less labor and fewer inputs, and offer premium prices.
With each new year, farmers face worse soil quality and a changed climate. Perennials offer a different path forward.