NCCC31: Ecophysiological Aspects of Forage Management

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Anderson, E.K., E. Aberle, C. Chen., J. Egenolf, K. Harmoney, G. Kakani, R.L. Kallenbach, M. Khanna, W. Wang, and D.K. Lee. 2016. Impacts of management practices on bioenergy feedstock yield and economic feasibility on conservation reserve program (CRP) grasslands. GCB Bioenergy. In Press.

Antaya, N.T., K.J. Soder, J. Kraft, N.L. Whitehouse, N.E. Guindon, P.S. Erickson, A. Conroy, and A.F. Brito. 2015. Incremental amounts of Ascophyllum nodosum meal do not improve animal performance but increase milk iodine output in early lactation dairy cows fed high-forage diets. J. Dairy Sci. 98:1991-2004.

Ashworth, A., C. West, F. Allen, P. Keyser, S. Weiss, K. Warwick, D. Tyler, A. Taylor, and K. Beamer. 2015. Biologically fixed nitrogen in legume intercropped systems: Comparison of N-difference and 15N enrichment techniques. Agron. J. 107:1-12. doi:10.2134/agronj14.0639.

Ashworth, A.J., A. Taylor, D. Reed, D. Tyler, F. Allen, and P. Keyser. 2015c. Life cycle assessment of regional switchgrass feedstock production compared to nitrogen input scenarios and legume-intercropping systems. J. of Cleaner Production. 87:227-234.

Ashworth, A.J., C.P West, F.L. Allen, P.D. Keyser, S. Weiss, D.D. Tyler, and A.M. Taylor, K.L. Warwick, and K.P. Beamer. 2015b. Biologically fixed nitrogen in legume intercropped systems: comparison of N-difference and 15N enrichment techniques. Agronomy Journal. 107:1-12.

Ashworth, A.J., F. Allen, P. Keyser, D. Tyler, A. Saxton, and A. Taylor. 2015a. Switchgrass yield and stand dynamics from legume intercropping based on seeding rate and harvest management. J. of Soil and Water Conservation. 70:375-385.

Ashworth, A.J., F.L. Allen, A.M. Saxton, and D.D. Tyler. 2016. Long-term corn yield impacted by cropping rotations and bio-covers under no-tillage. Agronomy Journal. 108: 1-8.

Ashworth, A.J., F.L. Allen, A.M. Saxton, and D.D. Tyler. 2016. Long-term cotton yield impacts from cropping rotations and bio-covers under no-tillage. J. of Cotton Sci. 20: 1-8.

Ashworth, A.J., P.D. Keyser, F.L. Allen, D.D. Tyler, A.M. Taylor, and C.P. West.  2016a. Displacing inorganic-nitrogen in lignocellulosic feedstock production systems. Agronomy Journal. 108:1-8.

Bacon, J.L., A.J. Ashworth, F.L. Allen, C.E. Sams, D.D. Tyler, W.E. Hart, and J.F. Grant. 2016. Expanding the harvest window for switchgrass based on phosphorus and potassium remobilization. Crop Sci. Soc. Am. J. 56:1-8.

Brito, A.F., H.V. Petit, A.B.D. Pereira, K.J. Soder, and S. Ross. 2015. Interactions of corn meal or molasses with a soybean-sunflower meal mix or flaxseed meal on production, milk fatty acids composition, and nutrient utilization in dairy cows fed grass hay-based diets. J. Dairy Sci. 98:443-457.

Brye, K.R., M. Helton, H.O. Liechty, M. Blazier, C.P. West, E.E. Gbur, Jr., M.D. Savin, and R.E. Mason. 2015. Carbon dioxide emissions from switchgrass and cottonwood grown as bioenergy crops in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Biomass and Bioenergy 83:383-392. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.10.004.

Butler, T.J., et al. 2015. Introduction to the Forage and Grazinglands Symposium: Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications of Grazing Research. Crop. Sci. 55:2511-2512.

Catanese, F., R. Distel, and J. Villalba. 2015. Expression of conditioned preference for low-quality food in sheep is modulated by foraging cost. Animal 9: 1045-1052.

Christensen, R.G., S.-Y. Yang, J.-S. Eun, A. Young, J. Hall and J.W. MacAdam. 2015. Effects of feeding birdsfoot trefoil hay on neutral detergent fiber digestion, nitrogen utilization efficiency, and lactational performance by dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 98: 7982–7992.

Clark, J., B.C. Shanks1, J.D. Caldwell, K.P. Coffey, W.K. Coblentz, R. E. Muck, D. Philipp, M.A. Borchardt, R.T. Rhein, A.N. Young, M.D. Basham, E.A. Backes, K.A. Center, W.E. Jokela, and M. G. Bertram. 2015. Effects of dairy slurry application and bale moisture concentration on voluntary intake and digestibility of alfalfa silage by sheep. ANSC Report Series.

Coffey, K.P., W.K. Coblentz, J.D. Caldwell, R.K. Ogden, T. Hess, D.S. Hubbell, III, C.P. West, C.R. Krehbiel, T.G. Montgomery, J.A. Jennings, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2015. Pre- and post-weaning performance by cows and calves that grazed toxic or non-toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue pastures. Professional Animal Scientist 31:577-587; doi:10.15232/pas.2015-01437.

Davis, K.M., et al. 2015. Technical note: Digital quantification of eye pigmentation of cattle with white faces. J. Anim. Sci. 93: 3654-3660.

Devine, T.L., C. F. Rosenkrans Jr., PAS, D. Philipp, A. J. Davis, T. D. Lester, R. W. Rorie, PAS, and M. L. Looper. 2015. Growth, reproductive development, and estrous behavior of beef heifers treated with growth promotants. Prof. Anim. Sci. 31:114-119.

Dierking, R.M., P. Azhaguvel, R.L. Kallenbach, M.C. Saha, J.H. Bouton, K. Chekhovskiy, D. Kopecký, and A.A. Hopkins. 2015. Linkage maps of a Mediterranean x Continental tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) population and their comparative analysis with other Poaceae species. The Plant Genome. 8:1-18. doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2014.07.0032

Dorich, C.D., R. Varner, A.B.D. Pereira, R. Martineau, K.J. Soder, and A.F. Brito. 2015. Short communication: Use of a portable, automated, open-circuit gas quantification system and the sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique for measuring enteric methane emissions in Holstein cows fed ad libitum or restricted. J. Dairy Sci. 98:2676-2681.

Isbell, F., D. Craven, J. Connolly, M, Loreau, B. Schmid, C. Beierkuhnlein, T. Martijn Bezemer, C. Bonin, H.B. Enrica de Luca, A. Ebeling, J.Griffin, Q. Guo, Y. Hautier, A. Hector, A. Jentsch, J. Kreyling, V. Lanta, P. Manning, S. Meyer, A.S. Mori, K.E. Mueller, S. Naeem, P.A. Niklaus, H.W. Polley, P.B. Reich, C. Roscher, E. Seabloom, M. Smith, Madhav P. Thakur, D. Tilman, B.F. Tracy, W. van der Putten, J. van Ruijven, A. Weigelt, W.W. Weisser, B. Wilsey, N. Eisenhauer. (2015) Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes. Nature 526: 574-577.

Fukushima, R.S., M.S. Kerley, M.H. Ramos, J.H. Porter, and R.L. Kallenbach. 2015. Comparison of acetyl bromide lignin with acid detergent lignin and Klason lignin and correlation with in vitro forage degradability. Anim. Sci. Feed Tech. 201:25-37.

Grabber, J.H., W.K. Coblentz, H. Riday, T.C. Griggs, D.H. Min, J.W. MacAdam, and K.A. Cassida.  2015. Protein and dry matter degradability of European- and Mediterranean-derived birdsfoot trefoil cultivars grown in the colder continental USA. Crop Science 55:1356-1364.   doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0659

Grantham, A.; J. Kaye, D. Schrenker and M.H. Hall. 2016. Perennials Enhance Organic Forage Systems’ Environmental Performance After Grazing and Extreme Rain. J. Environ. Quality

Gregorini, P., J. Villalba, F.D. Provenza, P.C. Beukes, and M. Forbes. 2015. Modelling preference and diet selection patterns by grazing ruminants: A development in a mechanistic model of a grazing dairy cow, MINDY. Animal Production Science 55: 360-375.

Hunt, S.R., J.W. MacAdam and J.R. Reeve. 2015. Establishment of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) pastures on organic dairy farms in the Mountain West USA. Organic Agriculture 5: 63-77.

Jennings, J., Kenny Simon, Leo Espinoza, Dirk Philipp, Shane Gadberry, Paul Beck, Paul Ballantyne, and Ronald Lathrop. 2014. Nontraditional Fertilizer Trial. Industry report.

Jensen, K.B., D. Singh, B.S. Bushman, and J.G. Robins. 2015. Registration of Arsenal meadow bromegrass. Journal of Plant Registrations 9: 304-310.

Jones, T.A., T.A. Monaco, and C.W. Rigby. 2015. The potential of novel native plant materials for the restoration of novel ecosystems. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 3: 000047.

Kallenbach, R.L. 2015. Coping with tall fescue toxicosis: Solutions and realities. J. Anim. Sci. 93:5487-5495.

Kallenbach, R.L. 2015. Describing the dynamic: Measuring and assessing the value of plants in the pasture. Crop Sci. 55:2531-2539.

Kanani, J., D. Philipp, K.P. Coffey, E.B. Kegley, C.P. West, S. Gadberry, J.T. Jennings, A.N. Young, and R.T. Rhein. 2015. Diurnal variation in fecal concentrations of acid-detergent insoluble ash and alkaline-peroxide lignin from cattle fed bermudagrass hays of varying nutrient content. J. Anim. Sci. Biotechnol. 6:24 (online article no.), doi:10.1186/s40104-015-0024-1.

Keyser, P.D., A.J. Ashworth, F.L. Allen, and G.E. Bates. 2016. Effects of dormant-season planting on switchgrass establishment and yield. Crop Sci. Soc. Am. J. 56:1-10.

Keyser, P.D., A.J. Ashworth, F.L. Allen, and G.E. Bates. In press. Planting switchgrass into small grain cover crops during dormant and growing seasons. Crop Sci. Soc. Am. J.

Knutson, A., V.A. Corriher, E. Vafaie. 2015. Efficacy of selected insecticides for control of fall armyworm in bermudagrass hay. Arthropod Management Test. 40:1-2.

Koide, R.T., B.T. Nguyen, R.H. Skinner, C.J. Dell, M.S. Peoples, P.R. Adler, and P.J. Drohan. 2015. Biochar amendment of soil improves resilience to climate change. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 7:1084-1091.

Leffler, A.J., J.J. James, T.A. Monaco, and R.L. Sheley. 2015. A new perspective on trait differences between native and invasive exotic plants: reply to critique. Ecology. 96:1152-1153.

Li, X., B. Alarcon-Zuniga, J. Kang, M. Tahir, Q. Jiang, Y. Wei, R. Reyno, J.G. Robins, and E. Brummer. 2015. Mapping fall dormancy and winter injury in tetraploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Crop Science 55: 1-17.

MacAdam, J.W., and J.J. Villalba. 2015. Beneficial effects of temperate forage legumes that contain condensed tannins. Agriculture 5: 475-491.

MacAdam, J.W., and S.R. Hunt. 2015. Using a rising plate meter to determine paddock size for rotational grazing. AG/Forages/2015/01pr. Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service, Logan.

MacAdam, J.W., S.R. Hunt, T.C. Griggs, R. Christensen, J.-S. Eun, R.E. Ward, and D.J. McMahon. 2015. Enhanced forage intake and milk production on birdsfoot trefoil pastures in the western US. Proceedings of the 2015 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium, 25-26 Feb 2015, La Crosse, WI.

Meyer, L., T. Devine, M. Looper, D. Philipp, D. Hubbell, R. Rorie, and C. Rosenkrans. 2015. Associations between heifer endocrine profiles and reproductive efficiency. ANSC Report Series.

Muir, J.P., J.L. Foster, and J.R. Bow. 2016. Native annual herbaceous warm-season legumes as nurse crop for native perennial grass establishment in the Southern Great Plains. Crop Sci. (In Press)

Muir, J.P., Pitman, W.D.., Foster J.L., Dubeux, Jr., J.C. 2015. Sustainable intensification of cultivated pastures using multiple herbivore species. African J. of Range and Forage Sci. 32:97-112.

Naumann, H.D., Lambert, B.D., Armstrong, S.A., Fonseca, M.A., Tedeschi, L.O., Muir, J.P. and Ellersieck, M.R. Effect of replacing alfalfa with panicled-tick clover or sericea lespedeza in a corn-alfalfa based dairy diet on ruminal methane production. J. Dairy Sci. 98:3980-3987.

Naumann, H.D., Tedeschi, L.O., and Fonseca, M.A. 2015. Technical Note: Predicting ruminal methane inhibition by condensed tannins using nonlinear exponential decay regression analysis. J. Anim. Sci. 93:5341-5345.

Pearson, C.H., S.R. Larson, C.M. Keske, and K.B. Jensen. 2015. Native grasses for biomass production at high elevations, pp. 101-132 In Cruz, V.M.Z., and D.A. Dierig (ed.) Industrial Crops Breeding for Bioenergy and Bioproducts. New York: Springer.

Philipp D., and R. Rhein. 2015. Yield of summer annual forages. ANSC Report Series.

Phillipp, D., M.P. Popp, E.R. Rumley, M.C. Savin, and K.P. Coffey. 2015. Regulatory, production, and consumer-based challenges of forage-based cattle production systems in the southeastern Uniterd States. Anim. Fronteirs 5:14-23.

Resende, T.L., J. Kraft, K.J. Soder, A.B.D. Pereira, D.E. Woitschach, R.B. Reis, and A.F. Brito. 2015. Incremental amounts of ground flaxseed decreases milk production but increases n-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids in dairy cows fed high-forage diets. J. Dairy Sci. 98:4785-4799.

Robins, J.G., B.S. Bushman, S. Escribano, and K.B. Jensen. 2015. Heterosis for protein, digestibility, fiber, and water soluble carbohydrates in nine sources of orchardgrass germplasm. Euphytica 204: 503-511.

Rothlisberger-Lewis, K.L., J.L. Foster, and F.M. Hons. 2016. Soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics as affected by lipid-extracted algae application.  Geoderma. 262:140-146.

Rouquette, F.M. 2015. Grazing systems research and impact of stocking strategies on pasture-animal production efficiencies. Crop Sci. 55:2513-2530.

Russell, J., and D. Feuz. 2015. The optimal cow size for Intermountain cow-calf operations AG/Applied Economics/2015-01pr. Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service, Logan.

Sanders, O., K. Coffey, A. Young, K. Bottoms, and D. Philipp. 2015. Co-product feeds as supplements for cows offered poor quality tall fescue hay. ANSC Report Series.

Saunders, C.S., S.Y. Yang, J.S. Eun, D. Feuz, and D. Zobell. 2015. Feeding brown midrib corn silage-based diet to growing beef steers improves growth performance and economic returns. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 95: 625-631.

Schwartz, R.C., R.L. Baumhardt, B.R. Scanlon, J.M. Bell, and R.G. Davis. 2015.  Long-term changes in soil organic carbon and nitrogen under semiarid tillage and cropping practices. Soil Science Society of America Journal 79 (6), 1771-1781

Simon K., J. Jennings, D. Philipp, and R. Rhein. 2015. Nutritive value of turnip leaves from two harvests. ANSC Report Series.

Simon, K., J. Jennings, D. Philipp, and R. Rhein. 2015. Bulb yield and quality of forage brassicas. ANSC Report Series.

Skinner, R.H., and C.J. Dell. 2016. Yield and soil carbon sequestration in grazed pastures sown with two or five forage species. Crop Sci. 56:2035-2044.

Skinner, R.H., and S.C. Goslee. 2016. Defoliation effects on pasture photosynthesis and respiration. Crop Sci. 56:2045-2053.

Soder, K.J., A.F. Brito, A.N. Hafla, and M.D. Rubano. 2016. Effect of starchy or fibrous carbohydrate supplementation of orchardgrass on ruminal fermentation and methane output in continuous culture. J. Dairy Sci. 99:4464-4475.

Stewart, W.C, Whitney, T.R., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Naumann, H.D., Cherry, N.M, Muir, J.P., Lambert, B.D., Walker, J.W., Adams, R.P., Welch, K.D., Gardner, D.R., and Estell, R.E. 2015. Effects of Juniperus species and stage of maturity on nutritional, in vitro digestive and plant secondary compound characteristics. J. Anim. Sci. 93:4034-4047.

Sulc, R.M., McCormick, J.S., Hammond, R.B., Miller, D.J. 2015. Forage yield and nutritive value responses to insecticide and host resistance in alfalfa. Crop Science 55:1346-1355.

Tedeschi, L.O., J.P. Muir, D.G. Riley, and D.G. Fox. 2015. The role of ruminant animals in sustainable livestock intensification programs. Int. J. of Sust. Deve. & World Ecol. 22:452-465.

Tobin, D., M. Janowiak, D. Hollinger, R.H.Skinner, C. Swanston, R. Steele, R. Radhakrishna, A. Chatrchyan, D. Hickman, J. Bochicchio, W. Hall, M. Cole, S. Hestvik, D. Gibson, P. Kleinman, L. Knight, L. Kochian, L. Rustad, E. Lane, J. Niedzielski, and P. Hlubik. 2015. Northeast regional climate hub assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation strategies, T. Anderson, Eds., United States Department of Agriculture.

Tracy B., D. Schlueter, J. Flores. 2015. Conditions that favor clover establishment in permanent grass swards. Grassland Science 61: 34-40.

Tracy B., K. Albrecht, J. Flores, M. Hall, A. Islam, G. Jones, W. Lamp, J. MacAdam, H. Skinner, and C. Teutsch. 2016. Evaluation of Alfalfa-Tall Fescue Mixtures across Multiple Environments. Crop Science. doi:10.2135/cropsci2015.09.0553

Tracy, B.F., K. Albrecht, J. Flores, M. Hall, A. Islam, G. Jones, W. Lamp, J.W. MacAdam, H. Skinner, and C. Teutsch. 2016. Evaluation of alfalfa-tall fescue mixtures across multiple environments. Crop Sci. 56:2026-2034.

Turner, K.E., D.P. Belesky, K.A. Cassida, A.M. Zajac, and M.A. Brown.  2015. Selective deworming effects on parameters associated with gastrointestinal parasite management in lambs and meat-goat kids finished on pasture. Small Ruminant Research 31:17-29.

Turner, K.E., K.A. Cassida, H.N. Zerby, and M.A. Brown. 2015. Carcass and meat quality when meat-goat kids were finished on chicory, birdsfoot trefoil, or red clover pastures.  Meat Sci. 105:68-74.

Villalba, J., F.D. Provenza, F. Catanese, and R. Distel. 2015. Understanding and manipulating diet choice in grazing animals. Animal Production Science 55: 261-271.

Villalba, J., R. Cabassu, and S. Gunter. 2015. Forage choice in pasturelands: Influence on cattle foraging behavior and production. Journal of Animal Science 93: 1729-1740.

Wang, R., S.R. Larson, K.B. Jensen, B.S. Bushman, L.R. Dehaan, S. Wang, and X. Yan. 2015. Genome evolution of intermediate wheatgrass as revealed by EST-SSR markers developed from its three progenitor diploid species. Genome 58: 63-70.

Warwick, K., F. Allen, P. Keyser, A.J. Ashworth, D. Tyler, A. Saxton, and A. Taylor. 2016. Biomass and forage/biomass yields of switchgrass as affected by intercropped cool and warm-season legumes. J. of Soil and Water Conservation. 70:374-384.

Wight, J., A.J. Ashworth, and F. Allen. 2016b. Organic substrate, clay type, texture, and water effects on NIR carbon measurements. Geoderma. 261:36-43.

Wight, J., F.L. Allen, A.J. Ashworth, N. Labbe, T. Rials, and D. Tyler. 2016a. Comparison of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy with combustion and chemical methods for soil carbon measurements in agricultural soils. Soil Sci. and Plant Analysis. 47: 731–742.

Willett, C.D., R.N. Lerch, K.W. Goyne, N.D. Leigh, C. Lin, and C.A. Roberts. 2016. Benzoxazinone-mediated triazine degradation: A proposed reaction mechanism. J Agric. Food Chem. Jun 22;64(24):4858-65. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b01017. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

Yuan, Z.Y., F. Jiao, Y.H. Li, and R.L. Kallenbach. 2016. Anthropogenic disturbances are key to maintaining the biodiversity of grasslands. Scientific Rpts. 6:22132.

Yun, L., S.R. Larson, K.B. Jensen, J.E. Staub, and P.R. Grossl. 2015. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) and candidate genes associated with trace element concentrations in perennial grasses grown on phytotoxic soil contaminated with heavy metals. Plant and Soil 396: 277-296.

Zhu, L., D.A. Johnson, W. Wang, L. Ma, and Y. Rong. 2015. Grazing effects on carbon fluxes in a northern China grassland. Journal of Arid Environments 114: 41-48.



Angadi, S., J. Idowu, P. Gowda, T. Zobeck, and C. West. 2015. Circular grass buffer strips in pivot irrigation systems to improve system resiliency under future climate. Conference on Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty. 15-17 February, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Ashworth, A.J. F.L. Allen, P.D. Keyser, S.A. Weiss, C.P. West, D.D. Tyler, and A.M. Taylor. 2015. Enhancing the sustainability of lignocellulosic feedstock production systems in the southeast and under intensified climatic change. Sun Grant Regional Conference, 2-4 February, Auburn, AL.

Asiwe, J.A., B.B., Singh, J.L. Foster, J. Bow. 2015. Improved varieties for expanding cowpea cultivation in South Africa. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2015 International Meetings, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 15-18. (Abstr.)

Baxter, L.L., and C.P. West. 2016. Comparison of traditional and novel non-destructive techniques for assessment of botanical composition in grass-legume pastures. American and Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference, 10-13 January, Baton Rouge.

Baxter, L.L., C.P. West. 2016. Comparison of productivity, efficiency, and profitability of grass-only and grass-legume beef stocker grazing systems in the Southern High Plains. American and Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference, 10-13 January, Baton Rouge.

Bean, M., J.L. Foster, C.L.S. Morgan. 2015. Impact of no-till in cotton-sorghum crop rotations in a semi-arid environment. Southern Pastures Forage Crop Improvement Conference, Apalachicola, FL. Mar 31-Apr 1. (Abstr.)

Bean, M.E., J.L. Foster, C.L.S. Morgan, G.D. Morgan, and R.H. Mohtar. 2015. Impact of no-till in cotton-sorghum crop rotations in a semi-arid environment. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2015 International Meetings, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 15-18. (Abstr.)

Cassida, K.A., *S.S. Snapp, S.G Tinsley, and E.J. Sacks. 2015. Perennial wheat and intermediate wheatgrass as dual-purpose, forage/grain crops under organic management. Annual Meeting of ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 15-18, 2015. Online.‌Paper93295.html  (poster)

Clark J.K., Bruce C. Shanks, James D. Caldwell, Ken P. Coffey, Wayne K. Coblentz, R. E. Muck, Dirk Philipp, M. A. Borchardt, Robert T. Rhein, Ashley N. Young, Marshal D. Basham, W. E. Jokela, Elizabeth A. Backes, Keith A. Center, M. G. Bertram. 2015. Effects of dairy slurry application and bale moisture concentration on voluntary intake and digestibility of alfalfa silage by sheep. ASAS annual meeting. Orlando, Fl.

Gerdes, S.A., K.A. Cassida, S.S. Snapp, V. Morrone, and K. Renner. 2015. Using cover crops in wheat-corn rotations to provide forage while improving soil health. Annual Meeting of ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 15-18, 2015. Online.  (poster)

Jones G. and B. Tracy. The orchardgrass persistence problem in Virginia. American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA. January 11-14, 2016.

Lesak, M, J.L. Foster, K.C. McCuistion, M. Clayton, T. Teinert. 2015. Management of invasive old world bluestems to restore native grasslands. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Oct 17-21. (Abstr.)

Lesak, M, J.L. Foster, K.C. McCuistion, M. Clayton, T. Teinert. 2015. Management of invasive old world bluestems to restore native grasslands: where are we now? Javalina 6th Annual Research Symposium, Kingsville, TX. Apr 15. (Abstr.)

Martin, R.M., J.E. Rowntree, K.A. Cassida, J. Paling, and D. Carmichael. 2015. Forage-finished steer performance and carcass characteristics from grazing high-energy forages during the finishing period. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 93(Suppl. s3):205.

Martinez, C.X., D.E. Ruppert, and J.L. Foster. 2015. Effects of tillage on soil water content in a hyperthermic vertisol under dryland management in a subhumid/semi-arid climate. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2015 International Meetings, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 15-18. (Abstr.)

Mbukwane, M.J., A. Hassen, and J.L. Foster. 2015. Chemical composition and in vitro ruminal fermentation of cowpea varieties grown in Limpopo province, SA. South African Society for Animal Science Congress, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Sept. 21-23. (Abstr.)

Meyer L.R., Thomas L. Devine, Michael L. Looper, Dirk Philipp, Donald S. Hubbell III, Rick W. Rorie, and Charles F. Rosenkrans Jr. 2015. Influence of growth-promoting implants on endocrine factors and efficiency of replacement beef heifers. ASAS annual meeting. Orlando, Fl.

Morgan, C.L., J. Bell, P. DeLaune, X. Dong, J.L. Foster, K. Lewis. Agronomic Management Strategies in Texas: Securing Soil and Improving the Efficiency of Water Use.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2015 International Meetings, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 15-18. (Abstr.)

Muir, J.P., W.D. Pitman, J.C. Dubeux, J.L. Foster, and M.V. Ferreira dos Santos. 2015. Mechanics of combining divergent herbivores in cultivated pastures. Proceedings of the XXIII International Grasslands Congress, New Delhi, India, Nov. 20-24.

Philipp, D., B. Haggard, A. Sharpley, T. Simmons, and R. Rhein. 2015. Effects of cattle diets on nutrient concentrations in fecal patches and runoff from small plots. Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference, Annual Meeting; Apalachicola, Fl.

Smith, W.B., F.M. Rouquette, J.L. Kerby, L.O. Tedeschi, J.L. Foster, J.P. Banta, K.C. McCuistion and T.J. Machado. 2015. Performance of Bos indicus versus Bos taurus cattle grazing ‘Coastal’ bermudagrass supplemented with distillers dried grains. ASAS Southern Section Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Jan 31-Feb 3. (Abstr.)

Smith, W.B., F.M. Rouquette, J.L. Kerby, L.O. Tedeschi, J.L. Foster, J.P. Banta, K.C. McCuistion and T.J. Machado. 2015. Performance of stocker cattle grazing ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass supplemented with distillers dried grains. ASAS Southern Section Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Jan 31-Feb 3. (Abstr.)

Smith, W.B., J.L. Foster, K.C. McCuistion, S.J. Abatti, M. Lesak, and F.M. Rouquette, Jr. 2015. In situ degradation parameters of three chronological maturities of ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass from cattle supplemented with varying levels of distillers’ dried grains.   South Central Chapter of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, Texarkana, AR, Dec. 7. (Abstr.)

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