A Timeline of Perennial Wheat and Intermediate Wheatgrass Research and Breeding.

We’ve created a timeline detailing the history of Thinopyrum intermedium (Intermediate wheatgrass) to show how the trademarking of Kernza® grain came about.   We highlight some of the important agronomic research made by various institutions to continually develop and improve intermediate wheatgrass as a perennial grain. This timeline also features key progress made in perennial wheat research and breeding.

To move through the timeline, click the right or left arrows, or you can click on a year to jump to a particular moment or event.


Hybner, R. M., Jacobs, J. Plant Materials Technical Note #MT-80. Accessed from https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/mt/water/?cid=nrcs144p2_057761

Jackson, W. 1980. New roots for agriculture. University of Nebraska Press.




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