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Freund Saxhaug, K., J. M. Jungers, D.L Wyse, C.S. Sheaffer. In Press. Cultivation of native plants for seed and biomass production. Agronomy Journal.

Yang, Y., E. C. Reilly, J. M. Jungers, J. Chen, T. M. Smith. 2019. Climate benefits of increasing plant diversity in perennial bioenergy crops. One Earth. 1:434-445.

Hunter, M. C., C. S. Sheaffer, S. Culman, W. Lazarus, J. M. Jungers. 2020. Effects of defoliation and row spacing on intermediate wheatgrass II: Forage yield and economics. Agronomy Journal.

Hunter, M. C., C. S. Sheaffer, S. Culman, J. M. Jungers. 2020. Effects of defoliation and row spacing on intermediate wheatgrass I: Grain production. Agronomy Journal.

Grev, A. M., M. S. Wells, D. N. Catalano, K. L. Martinson, J. M. Jungers, C. S. Sheaffer. 2020. Morphology and stem and leaf forage nutritive value of reduced lignin alfalfa. Agronomy Journal. 112:406-417.


Heineck, G. C., J. M. Jungers, E. Gilbert, I. McNish, E. Watkins. 2019. Using R-based Image Analysis to Quantify Rusts on Perennial Ryegrass. The Plant Phenome Journal. 2.

Jungers, J. M., R. Noland, D. E. Kaiser, D. A. Samac, J. A. Lamb, M. S. Wells, J. F. S. Lamb, C. C. Sheaffer. 2019. Potassium fertilization affects alfalfa forage yield, nutritive value, root traits, and persistence. Agronomy Journal. 111.

Jungers J.M., L. R. DeHaan, D. J. Mulla, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse. 2019. Reduced nitrate leaching in a perennial grain crop compared to maize in the Upper Midwest, USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 272:63-73.


Tautges N., J. M. Jungers, L. R. DeHaan, D. L. Wyse, C. C. Sheaffer. 2018. Maintaining grain yields of the perennial cereal intermediate wheatgrass in monoculture vs. biculture with alfalfa in the Upper Midwestern U.S. Journal of Agricultural Science. 156:758-773.

Jungers J. M., C. S. Frahm, N. Tautges, N. Ehlke, M. S. Wells, D. L. Wyse, C. C. Sheaffer. 2018. Growth, development, and biomass partitioning of the perennial grain crop Thinopyrum intermedium. Annals of Applied Biology. 172:346-354.

Ryan M. R., T. Crews, S. Culman, L. R. DeHaan, R. Hayes, J. M. Jungers, M. Bakker. 2018. Managing multifunctionality in perennial grain crops. BioScience. 68:294-304.

Frahm C. S., N. E. Tautges, J. M. Jungers, N. J. Ehlke, D. L Wyse, C. C. Sheaffer. 2018. Responses of intermediate wheatgrass to plant growth regulators and nitrogen fertilizer. Agronomy Journal. 110:1028-1035.


Tautges N. E. , C. Flavin, T. Michaels, J. Lamb, J. M. Jungers, C. C. Sheaffer. 2017. Rotating alfalfa with dry bean as an alternative to corn-soybean rotations in organic systems in the Upper Midwest. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 34:41-49.

Jungers J. M., J. O. Eckberg, K. Betts, M. E. Mangan, D. L. Wyse, C. C. Sheaffer. 2017. Plant roots and GHG mitigation in native perennial bioenergy cropping systems. Global Change Biology: Bioenergy. 9:326-338.

Jungers J. M., L. DeHaan, K. Betts, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse. 2017. Intermediate wheatgrass grain and forage yield responses to nitrogen fertilization. Agronomy Journal. 109:1-11.


Jungers J.M., M. Brakke, A. Rendhal, C. C. Sheaffer. 2016. Identifying base temperature for alfalfa germination: Implications for frost seeding. Crop Science. 56:2833-2840.

M. B. Kantar,* C. E. Tyl,* K. M. Dorn,* X. Zhang,* J. M. Jungers,* J. M. Kaser,* R. R. Schendel,* J. O. Eckberg,* B. C. Runck,* M. Bunzel, N. R. Jordan, R. M. Stupar, M. D. Marks, J. A. Anderson, G. A. Johnson, C. C. Sheaffer, T. C. Schoenfuss, B. Ismail, G. E. Heimpel, D. L. Wyse. 2016. Perennial grain and oilseed crops. Annual Reviews of Plant Biology. 67:703-729. *These authors contributed equally to this work.


Jungers, J. M., A. Clark, K. Betts, M. Mangen, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse. 2015. Long-term biomass yield and species composition in native perennial bioenergy cropping systems. Agronomy Journal. 107:1627-1640.

Jungers, J. M., C. C. Sheaffer, J. A. Lamb. 2015. Effects of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizers on prairie biomass yield, ethanol yield, and nutrient removal. BioEnergy Research. 8:279-291.

Jungers, J. M., D. L. Wyse, C. C. Sheaffer. 2015. Establishing native, perennial bioenergy crops with cereal grain companion crops. BioEnergy Research. 8:109-118.

Jungers, J. M., T. Arnold, C. L. Lehman. 2015. Effects of harvesting biomass from conservation grasslands on waterfowl nest success and density. American Midland Naturalist. 173:122-132.

Gamble, J., J. M. Jungers, D. L. Wyse, G. Johnson, J. A. Lamb, C. C. Sheaffer. 2015. Effect of harvest date on biomass yield, moisture, mineral concentration, and mineral export in low-input grasslands in Minnesota. BioEnergy Resesarch. 8:740-749.


Jungers J.M. 2014. Managing conservation grasslands for bioenergy and wildlife. PhD Dissertation. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 142 pp.


Jungers, J. M., J. E. Fargione, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse, C. L. Lehman. 2013. Energy potential of biomass from conservation grasslands in Minnesota, USA. PLoS One. 8(4): e 61209.