WERA1014: Intensive Management of Irrigated Forages for Sustainable Livestock Production in the Western U.S.

(Multistate Research Coordinating Committee and Information Exchange Group)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports

12/14/2018

Colorado Presentations

Brummer, J.E. Colorado Forage Research Overview: From Dryland Cover Crops to Irrigated Pastures. Field Research Center Seminar, Lincoln University, Lincoln, NZ, March 21, 2018.

Brummer, J.E. Cover Crops for Forage: Importance, Establishment, Management, and Utilization. Wyoming Forage Field Day, Lingle, WY, June 12, 2018.

Brummer, J.E. Alfalfa: Importance and Uses. Colorado Ag. Water Alliance Summer Tour, Sterling, CO, July 12, 2018.

Brummer, J.E. Management-intensive Grazing: Grazier’s Math. CSU Beef Cattle Field Day & Pasture School, Fort Collins, CO, October 4-5, 2018.

Brummer, J.E., L. Jones, P. Cabot, C. Pearson, and A. Berrada. Agronomic Responses of Grass and Alfalfa Hayfields to No or Partial-Season Irrigation as Part of a Potential Colorado Western Slope Water Bank. CSU Ag. Exp. Station Water Research Update, Steamboat Springs, CO, October 16, 2018.

 

Idaho Presentations

Sagers, J.; Findlay, J.R.; Shewmaker, G.E.; Roemer, R.; and Jensen, K. Idaho grass trials—Tetonia, Proceedings Idaho Hay and Forage Conference — March/2018

Shewmaker, G.E. Hay Quality Loss during Storage, American Forage & Grassland Council Annual Meeting, 16 January 2018, Louisville, KY

Shewmaker, G.E. Balancing Rations on Pasture using NIRS, NIRS Consortium Workshop, 16 January 2018, Louisville, KY

Shewmaker, G.E. Hay Quality: Sampling, Analyzing, and Interpretation, Wyoming Forage Field Day, 12 June 2018, Lingle, WY

Shewmaker, G.E. The Hay Quality-Yield Tradeoff, Arizona Alfalfa & Forage Workshop, 28 March 2018, Maricopa, AZ

Shewmaker, G.E. Idaho Forage Report, Northwest Forage Workers Conference, 30 November 2017, Reno, NV

Shewmaker, G.E. Definitions and Range of Variability for Hay Test Parameters, Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium, 28 November 2017, Reno, NV

Shewmaker, G.E. Agronomic Influences on Forage Quality, Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium, 28 November 2017, Reno, NV

Shewmaker, G.E. Interpreting Hay Test Results, Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium, 28 November 2017, Reno, NV

Shewmaker, G.E. Forage Pesticide Management during Drought, North Idaho Forage & Grazing School, 30 Oct. 2018, Naples, ID

Shewmaker, G.E. Alfalfa Variety Trials, NMCREEC Twilight Open House, 6 September 2018, Carmen, ID

Shewmaker, G.E. Forages of Southern Idaho, Ecology of Grazing Lands Class, 23 July 2018, Jerome Co., ID

Shewmaker, G.E. Forage Industry and Research, Ag in the Classroom, Kimberly R&E 2017

Shewmaker, G.E. Forages, Twilight Tour, 18 July 2018, Kimberly R&E Center

Shewmaker, G.E. Idaho Forage Trends and Survey, Idaho Hay & Forage Conference, 2 March 2018, Burley, ID

Shewmaker, G.E. Hay Storage Losses and Costs, Idaho Hay & Forage Conference, 1 March 2018, Burley, ID

Shewmaker, G.E. Idaho forage Outlook, Cooper-Norman Ag Outlook Seminar, Twin Falls

Shewmaker, G.E. IPM for Controlling Rodents in Hay and Pasture, N ID Forage School, 6 November 2017, Bonners Ferry

Shewmaker, G.E. Hay Sampling & Testing, N ID Forage School, 6 November 2017, Bonners Ferry

 

Montana Presentations

Meccage, E. June 21, 2018. Hay Field Evaluation. Musselshell County. Methods of assessing hay fields, and how to determine productivity or need to renovate. 50 attendees.

Meccage, E. June 21, 2018. Annual forages for drought. Hill County. Options for annual forage production in drought situations, including what species to use and when, and what are some anti-quality factors to consider.100 attendees.

Meccage, E. June 19, 2018. Hay Storage and Forage Options. Deer Lodge County. Dealer Awards Event for CHS dealers across the Western part of the state. 46 attendees.

Meccage, E. May 17, 2018. Forage Management: Nitrates and Hay Storage. Blackfeet Reservation. Importance of hay storage and nitrates in animal performance and forage management. 28 attendees.

Meccage, E. October 4, 2018. Annual forages for MT. Yellowstone County.100 attendees.

Meccage, E. September 26, 2018. Forage quality interpretation and analysis. Gallatin County.10 attendees.

Meccage, E. August 23, 2018. Optimizing alfalfa production. Yellowstone County. Methods of optimizing alfalfa production, from fertilization through harvesting and fall management: How can you optimize your forage production? 74 attendees.

Meccage, E. July 24, 2018. Pasture Management Workshop Series. Wibaux County. Different methods of pasture management, as well as hands-on assessment of stand health, how to make management decisions, etc. Hands-on activity in producer's pasture. 15 attendees.

Meccage, E. July 17, 2018. Pasture Management Workshop Series. Ravalli County. Different methods of pasture management, as well as hands-on assessment of stand health, how to make management decisions, etc. Hands-on activity in producer's pasture. 30 attendees.

Meccage, E. July 13, 2018. Annual forages for drought. Gallatin County. Annual forage options in drought situations.120 attendees.

Meccage, E. June 28, 2018. Reduced-lignin technology: Where is it taking us? Yellowstone County. Recent research into the new-reduced lignin alfalfa technology and how it can work for MT producers. 16 attendees.

Meccage, E. April 17, 2018. Alternative Forages: Quality and Management. 130 attendees.

Meccage, E. April 12, 2018. Equine Nutrition II. 6 attendees.

Meccage, E. April 10, 2018. Equine Nutrition I. 6 attendees.

Meccage, E. April 5, 2018. Forage Testing and Interpretation. Cascade County. 6 attendees.

Meccage, E. April 5, 2018. Forage Testing and Interpretation. Judith Basin County. 40 attendees.

Meccage, E. April 5, 2018. Hay Storage Techniques. Cascade County. 6 attendees.

Meccage, E. April 5, 2018. Hay Storage Techniques. Judith Basin County. 40 attendees.

Meccage, E. March 28, 2018. Nitrate Toxicity and Forage Quality Analysis. Gallatin County. Nitrate toxicity and testing your forages for quality analysis with students of the beef practicum course. 35 attendees.

Meccage, E. March 15, 2018. Optimizing Hay Quality. Rocky Boy Reservation.12 attendees.

Meccage, E. March 6, 2018. Interseeding legumes into irrigated pastures. Ravalli County. Ways to interseed and incorporate legumes into an existing grass stand. 28 attendees.

Meccage, E. February 27, 2018. Equine Nutrition Basics II. 30 attendees.

Meccage, E. February 26, 2018. Equine Nutrition Basics. 30 attendees.

Meccage, E. February 21, 2018. Making the right decisions for your forage seeding mix. Gallatin County. 110 attendees.

Meccage, E. February 16, 2018. Alfalfa Weevil Control in MT. Stillwater County. 30 attendees.

Meccage, E. February 6, 2018. Optimizing Hay Quality. Stillwater County. Discussed methods of improving overall forage quality for livestock. 23 attendees.

Meccage, E. January 25, 2018. Cover crops for forage: quality and management. Cascade County. How cover crops/ annual forages can be used in an integrated livestock cropping system. 45 attendees.

Meccage, E. January 24, 2018. Cover crops for forage: an option for drought. Phillips County. Presented at the annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Day. 27 attendees.

Meccage, E. January 18, 2018. Feeding Alfalfa to Horses. 80 attendees.

Meccage, E. January 17, 2018. Boron fertilization under irrigation. Invited speaker to discuss research evaluating boron impacts on alfalfa production. 35 attendees.

Meccage, E. January 10, 2018. Maximizing herd nutrition: forages first. Deer Lodge County. 16 attendees.

Meccage, E. January 9, 2018. Factors affecting alfalfa forage quality. Flathead County. 100 attendees.

Meccage, E. January 4, 2018. Alfalfa as a Rotation Crop. How alfalfa can be used in cropping system rotations- benefits, disadvantages, and things to look out for. 115 attendees.

 

Oregon Presentations

Ates, S., Cicek, H., Ozcan G., and M. Tezel (2018) Effect of nurse crop and seeding rate on the productivity and persistence of sainfoin in Central Anatolia ASA and CSSA Meeting, Nov. 4-7, Baltimore, MD

Ates, S., Louhaichi, M., Hassan, H., Cicek, H., Kassam, S., Qudratullah, S., Farhang, A.H. and Esmati, H. (2018) Effect of seeding rate on the yield of legume-cereal bi-crops in rainfed production systems of Afghanistan 5th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment October 08-10, Hammamet, Tunisia.

Ates, S., Keles, G., Demirci, U., Dogan, S., Ozcan, G. and Filley, S. (2018) The effects of forage-based and a concentrate feeding system on lamb production 12th World Conference on Animal Production July 5-8, Vancouver, Canada.

Blair, S., Pirelli, G., Filley, S., Bohle, M., Davis, Z., Hall, J. and Wang G. (2018) Selenium and NPKS fertilization effects on alfalfa and grass production and quality in eastern Oregon. ASA and CSSA Meeting, Nov. 4-7, Baltimore, MD

Fan, Q., Blair, S., Hannaway, D. and Wang, G. (2018) Spring seeded annual forages differ in response to partial-season irrigation. ASA and CSSA Meeting, Nov. 4-7, Baltimore, MD

Fan, Q., Blair, S., Hannaway, D. and Wang, G. (2018) Summer seeded annual forages differ in response to partial-season irrigation. ASA and CSSA Meeting, Nov. 4-7, Baltimore, MD

Filley, S.J., Wang, G., Hall, J., Pirelli, G., Bohle, M., Ates, S. and Davis, T.Z. (2018) Selenium and fertiliser application schemes in hay fields, 27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting, 17th - 21st June Cork, Ireland

Hannaway, D.B., Brewer, L.J., Ates, S., Anderson, N.P., Wang, G. Filley, S. Daly, C. Halbleib, M.D., Ringo, C., Monk, S., Moot, D.J., Yang, X., Chapman, D.F., and Sohn, P. (2018) MatchClover: web-based tool for matching clovers to climates, soils, and intended Uses, 27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting, 17th - 21st June Cork, Ireland

Hannaway, David B. 2018. Forage Production & Management lectures. Sichuan Agricultural University. “Foreign Expert” Program. Oct 7–30. Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Hannaway, David B. 2018. Forage Production & Management lectures. Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University. “Foreign Expert” Program. Aug. 28–Sep. 6 and Nov. 4-9. Yangling, Shaanxi Province, China.

Hannaway, David. 2018. MatchClover – Web Based Tools for Matching Clovers to Climates, Soils and Intended Uses. Invited Presentation to Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. May 9.

Hannaway, David. 2018. MatchClover – Web Based Tools for Matching Clovers to Climates, Soils and Intended Uses. Plenary paper presented to Dairy NZ Workshop, Christchurch, New Zealand. Feb. 28.

Slim, S., Harbeg, L., Hassan, S., Moyo, H.P., Ates, S. and Louhaichi, M. (2018) Yield and nutritive quality of Hedysarum coronarium across three different agro-climatic zones of northern Tunisia, 71st Annual Meeting of The Society for Range Management, Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, Reno, Nevada, US.

 

Utah Presentations

Lagrange, S., K.A. Beauchemin, J.W. MacAdam, and J.J. Villalba. 2017. Effects of grazing diverse combinations of sainfoin, birdsfoot trefoil and alfalfa on beef cow performance and environmental impacts Journal of Animal Science 95:143-144.

MacAdam, J.W., K.A. Cassida and E. van Santen. 2017. Location of growth influenced birdsfoot trefoil tannin accumulation, but few accessions differed in tannin concentration. In Annual Meetings Abstracts. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.

Roca-Fernández, A.I., S.L. Dillard, C.J. Dell, J. MacAdam, and K.J. Soder. 2017. Effect of oilseed source on ruminal fermentation and methane production of a grass-legume diet in continuous culture. Journal of Animal Science 95: 133-134.

Roca-Fernández, A.I., S.L. Dillard, M.D. Rubano, M. Baldin, C.J. Dell, J. MacAdam. and K.J. Soder. 2017. Modification of ruminal fermentation and methane production by adding legumes containing condensed tannins to an orchardgrass diet in continuous culture. American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting, June 25-28, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA.

Stewart, E.K., K.A. Beauchemin, J.W. MacAdam, and J.J. Villalba. 2017. Environmental impacts from cattle consuming tannin-containing hays. Journal of Animal Science 95:133-134.

 

Washington Presentations

Norberg, O.S., L. Yu, D.K. Combs, G.E. Shewmaker, G.J. Wang, D. A. Llewellyn, S.C. Fransen and E. van Santen. 2018. Determining Genetic Factors That Influence Forage Quality In Alfalfa. International Invited Abstract. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. June 4-6, 2018 Logan, Utah.

Norberg, O.S., Valuing Alfalfa for Dairy Cattle from a Nutrient Perspective. 2018. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Poster, 2018 North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. June 4-6, 2018 Logan, Utah.

Norberg, S. 2018. Alfalfa Quality Results from Washington State Alfalfa Variety Trials at WERA-1014. Bozeman, MT.

Norberg, S. 2018. Developing Calibration for SPAD Meter and Tissue Test for In-Season Nitrogen Assessment in Timothy Hay. NC 1182 Annual Meeting - Management and Environmental Factors Affecting Nitrogen Cycling and Use Efficiency in Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems. Pasco, WA.

Norberg, S. 2018. In-Season Timothy Nitrogen Management Using the SPAD Meter. 2018 FWAA December Winter Conference. Far West Agribusiness Association. Kennewick, WA Invited Presentation.

Norberg, S. 2018. Diagnosing Pest Problems in Alfalfa and Timothy. 2018 FWAA December Winter Conference. Far West Agribusiness Association. Kennewick, WA Invited Presentation.

Norberg, S. 2018. Comparing Hi-Gest Alfalfa to other Alfalfa. NW Hay Expo. Kennewick, WA

Norberg, S. 2018. 2017 Results from WSHGA and WSU Variety Trials NW Hay Expo. Kennewick, WA

Norberg, O.S. 2018. Valuing Alfalfa from a Nutrient Perspective. 2018. Fall Forage Conference Oregon American Forage and Grasslands Assoc. Nov. 16, 2018 Corvallis, OR. Invited Presentation.

Norberg, O.S. 2018. Valuing Alfalfa from a Nutrient Perspective. 2018. 2018 Washington dairy Conference. Grand Mound, WA Invited Presentation.

Norberg, S. 2018. Valuing Alfalfa from a Nutrient Perspective. Mid-Columbia Hay Growers Assn. Annual Meeting. Moses Lake, WA.

Norberg, S. 2018. 2018. WSU/WSHGA Variety Testing Results. Mid-Columbia Hay Growers Assn. Annual Meeting. Moses Lake, WA.

Wyoming Presentations

Khatiwada1, B., Acharya, S.N., Larney, F., Lupwayi, N.Z., Smith, E., and Islam, M.A. 2018. Ability of sainfoin and cicer milkvetch populations to rejuvenate existing pastures in western Canada. The Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meetings June 20, 2018. Laramie, WY. Attendance: 35

Islam, M.A. 2018. The silent decline in soil potassium levels and its effect on alfalfa productivity in the Central and Western U.S. The North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference Annual Meetings June 6, 2018. Logan, UT. Attendance: 95.

Islam, M.A. 2018. Organic Forage Production: Options and Considerations. The 5th Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference, February 28, 2018. Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY. Attendance: 35.

Islam, MA. 2018. Agronomy in Alfalfa. Alfalfa U – Loveland CO High Plains Journal, February 6, 2018. Loveland, CO. (Two breakout presentations) Attendance: 68.

Islam, MA. 2017. Alternative Forage Crop Options (forage sorghums, sainfoin, nitrate (prussic acid) poising of hybrid forage sorghum). High Plains Crop Convention, November 21, 2017. UWE Goshen County, Torrington, WY. Attendance: 21

Islam, M.A. 2017. Organic Forage Production: Can Alfalfa be Grazed Without Fear of Bloat? The 3rd Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference, February 22, 2017. Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY. Attendance: 45.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Plant Diversity and Physiology for Efficient and Sustainable Agricultural Production: USA, Japan, and Global Perspectives. The 2nd Japan-US Science Forum International Conference November 18, 2017. Harvard University, Boston, MA. (Invited presentation) Attendance: 75.

Ashilenje, D.S. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Profiling canopy light interception and growth forms to predict forage yield and nutritive value for meadow bromegrass-alfalfa mixtures. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings. October 23, Tampa, FL. (Oral PhD Student Competition) Attendance: 53.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Evaluation of birdsfoot trefoil: Planting method, harvesting frequency, and cultivar. W2012 - Enhancing management, production, and sustainability of grazing ruminants in extensive landscapes Meetings, August 7-10, 2017. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Oregon State University, Burns, OR. Attendance: 22.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Forage Research at UW, USA: Germplasm Search, Evaluation, and Cultivar Development. Department Seminar, The University of Sydney, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, Australia. July 28, 2017 Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Australia. (Invited presentation) Attendance: 35.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Legume adoption practices in the central great plains of USA for sustainable agricultural production in the face of climate change. The 2nd International Conference on Plant Science and Physiology June 27, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand (Conference Series Limited, UK). (Invited presentation) Attendance: 45.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Understanding Plant Diversity and Physiology for Resilient Production Systems and Environmental Benefits. The 2nd International Conference on Plant Science and Physiology June 26, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand (Conference Series Limited, UK). (Invited Keynote Speaker) Attendance: 45.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Wyoming NCCC-31 Report-Ecophysiological Aspects of Forage Management. University of Lincoln, Nebraska, June 20-22 2017. Lincoln, NE. Attendance: 27.

Islam, MA. 2017. Alternative Forage Crop Options (forage sorghums, sainfoin, nitrate (prussic acid) poising of hybrid forage sorghum). High Plains Crop Convention, November 21, 2017. UWE Goshen County, Torrington, WY. Attendance: 21

Islam, M.A. 2017. Organic Forage Production: Can Alfalfa be Grazed Without Fear of Bloat? The 3rd Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference, February 22, 2017. Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY. Attendance: 45.

 PUBLICATIONS

Idaho Publications

Cherney, J.H., K.A. Albrecht, M.T. Berti, M. Bohle, S.C. Bosworth, K.A. Cassida, W.J. Cox, E. Creech, S.C. Fransen, M.H. Hall, D.B. Hannaway, M.A. Islam, K.D. Johnson, J.W. MacAdam, E.C. Meccage, D.H. Putnam, E.B. Rayburn, C.C. Sheaffer, G. Shewmaker, J. Solomon, and R.M. Sulc. 2018. Forage crops don’t get no respect! Progressive Forage 1 September 2018. (8):14-16.

Hannaway, D., L. Brewer, S. Fransen, G. Shewmaker, S. Williams, and S. Baker. 2018. CH 10: Planning and sowing grasslands. pp. 1-46. In Marshall, A. and Collins, R. (ed.), Improving grassland and pasture management in temperate agriculture, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2018, (ISBN: 978 1 78676 200 9; www.bdspublishing.com)

Sagers, J., J.R. Findlay, G.E. Shewmaker, R. Roemer, and K. Jensen. 2018. Idaho grass trials—Tetonia 2017. P. 33-37 In Proceedings Idaho Hay and Forage Conference, 1-2 March 2018, Burley, ID, University of Idaho Extension.

Shewmaker, G.E. 2018. The quest for nutritive value. Progressive Forage 1 February 2018. (2):36-38.

Shewmaker, G.E. 2018. Hay storage losses. P. 1-11 In Proceedings Idaho Hay and Forage Conference, 1-2 March 2018, Burley, ID, University of Idaho Extension.

 Montana Publications

Meccage, E.C.G., D.M. Peterson. 2018. Seeding Date Impact on Production of Four Perennial Cool- Season Forage Species. NRCS Tech Note MT-15-008.

Meccage, E.C., P. Carr, M. Bourgault, K. McVay, D. Boss. “Potential of Annual Forages in the Northern Great Plains”. Submitted. Crops and Soils Magazine. Accepted, pending publication.

Meccage, E.C. “Alfalfa fields: be prepared for 2018”. AgWeek. February, 2018.

Meccage, E.C. “Seeding decisions- the importance of variety trials”. AgWeek. February, 2018.

Meccage, E.C. “Know your forage quality to be better prepared for winter”. AgWeek. November 22, 2017.

Meccage, E.C. April 18, 2018. “Drought still a possibility in 2018”. Lane Nordlund for Northern Ag Network.

Meccage, E.C. December 8, 2017. “Alfalfa leaf retention during harvest”. Jeff Caldwell for FarmLife Magazine.

Meccage, E.C. April 19, 2018. “MT Forage Production Update”. Interview with Lane Nordlund. Northern Ag Network.

Miller, P.R., E.C. Glunk, J.A. Holmes, and R.E. Engel. Pea and barley hay as fallow replacement for dryland wheat. J Agronomy. Accepted December 22, 2017.

Peterson, D.M., J.G.P. Bowman, R.L. Endecott, A.L. Mack, E.C.G. Meccage*. The effects of feeding reduced-lignin alfalfa on growing beef cattle performance: a preliminary study. J. Ag. Studies.

Sapkota, A., E.C. Meccage†, R.N. Stougaard, J.P. Tanner, D.M. Peterson, J.A. Torrion. 2018. Boron Fertilization of Alfalfa in Montana. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Mgmgt. Accepted pending revision.

Staudenmeyer, D.M., D. Fuga, E.C. Glunk*. 2016. Preference and forage quality of 13 cultivars of forage barley and 2 cultivars of oats when grazed by sheep. Am. J. Exp. Agric.15:2.1-7.

 

Oregon Publications

Ates, S., Cicek, H., Gultekin, I., Yigezu, Y. A., Keser M., & Filley, S. (2018) Bio-economic analysis of dual-purpose management of winter cereals in high and low input production systems. Field Crops Research, 227: 56-66.

Daly, C., Halbleib, M., Hannaway, D.B., Eaton, L.M. 2018. Environmental Limitation Mapping of Potential Biomass Resources across the Conterminous United States. Global Change Biology: Bioenergy DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12496.

Fery, Melissa, Maud Powell, and David B. Hannaway. 201X. Pasture and Grazing Management. Professional and Continuing Education Course. Oregon State Univ.

Hannaway, David B., Linda Brewer, Steve Fransen, Glenn Shewmaker, Shannon Williams, and Sarah Baker. 2018. Planning and Sowing Grasslands. Chapter 5, pp. 125-170. In: Improving Grassland and Pasture Management in Agriculture. Athole Marshall and Rosemary Collins, Eds. http://dx.doi.org/10.19103/AS.2017.0024.10

Hannaway, D.B.*, L.J. Brewer, S. Ates, N.P. Anderson, G. Wang, S. Filley, C. Daly, M.D. Halbleib, C. Ringo, S. Monk, D.J. Moot, X. Yang, D.F. Chapman, and P. Sohn. 2018. Match Clover: Optimal selection of clover species. European Grassland Federation Conf., Cork, Ireland. 18-21 June.

Hannaway, D., He, F., Moot, D., Yang, X., Mills, A., Smith, R., Teixeira, E., Shewmaker, G., Islam, A., Wang, G. 2018. Improving Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Cultivar Selection by GIS Mapping of Fall Dormancy and Winter Survival Index Classes and Modeling Seasonal and Annual Yield. 2nd World Alfalfa Congress, Cordoba, Argentina. 11-14 Nov. Abstract.

He, Feng, Kun Wang, Xianglin Li, and David B. Hannaway. 2018. Effects of precipitation and clipping intensity on net primary productivity and composition of Leymus chinensis in temperate grasslands. PLoSONE PONE-D-17-14028R3.

Misra, A. K. Kumar, S., Kumar, T.K., Ahmed, S., Palsaniya, D. R., Ghosh, P. K., Louhaichi, M., Sarker, A., Hassan, S. & Ates, S (2018). Nutrient intake and utilization in sheep fed opuntia [Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.] in combination with conventional green and dry fodders. Range Management and Agroforestry, 39: 97-102

Roseberg, R.J., S. Norberg, and B.A. Charlton. 2018. Teff grass for forage: Nitrogen and irrigation requirements. PNW 709, Oregon State Univ. Extension Service.

Revised Pasture Fertilizer Guide (FG63; submitted to OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications, EESC). Grass Tetany article is on the OSU website (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/crop-production/pastures-forages/grass-tetany-fast-growing-grass-can-mean-problems). Will submit for publication through EESC.

Yang, X., Moot, D., Brown, H., Teixeira, E., Hung, T. Hannaway, D. 2018. Modelling Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Phenological Development. 2nd World Alfalfa Congress, Cordoba, Argentina. 11-14 Nov. Abstract.

 

Utah Publications

Chail, A., J.F. Legako, S. Martini, and J.W. MacAdam. 2017. Consumer sensory evaluation and chemical composition of forage and conventional feedlot finished beef Gluteus medius and Triceps brachii steaks. Journal of Animal Science 95: 1553–1564.

Christensen, R., J.-S. Eun, S.-Y. Yang, B.-R. Min, and J.W. MacAdam. 2017. In vitro effects of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) pasture on ruminal fermentation, microbial population, and methane production. Professional Animal Scientist 33: 451-460.

Cox, S., M.D. Peel, J.E. Creech, B.L. Waldron, J.-S. Eun, D. Zobell, R.L. Miller, D.L. Snyder. 2017. Forage production of grass-legume binary mixtures on Intermountain Western USA irrigated pastures. Crop Science 57: 1742-1753.

Creech, J. E., B.L. Waldron, M.D. Peel, S.R. Larson, I.W. Mott. 2017. Tall fescue forage mass in a grass-legume mixture: Predicted efficiency of indirect selection. Euphytica 213: 67.

MacAdam, J.W. and C.J. Nelson. 2017. Physiology of forage plants. pp. 51-70 In M. Collins, C.J. Nelson, K.J. Moore, and R.F. Barnes (ed.) Forages, Vol. 1: An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture, 7th Ed., Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.

Sagers, J. K., B.L. Waldron, J.E. Creech, I.W. Mott, B.G. Bugbee. (2017). Salinity tolerance of three competing rangeland pant species: Studies in hydroponic culture. Ecology and Evolution 7: 10916-10929.

Stettler, J.M., D.A. Johnson, B.S. Bushman, K.J. Connors, T.A. Jones, J.W. MacAdam, and D.J. Hole. 2017. Utah Lotus: North American legume for rangeland revegetation in the southern Great Basin and Colorado Plateau. Rangeland Ecology and Management 70: 691-699.

 Washington Publications

Roseberg, R., S. Norberg, and Brian Charlton. 2018. Teff Grass for Forage. Pacific Northwest Extension Publication PNW709, June 2018.

Norberg, S. 2018. 2017 Washington State Hay Growers Association and Washington State University Alfalfa Variety Trials. Northwest Hay Expo. Kennewick, WA. Jan. 17-18, 2017.

 

Wyoming Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Islam, M.A. and Ashilenje, D. 2018. Diversified forage cropping systems and their implications on resilience and productivity. Sustainability. 10, 3920; doi:10.3390/su10113920.

Nilahyane, A., Islam, M.A., Mesbah, A.O., and Garcia y Garcia, A. 2018. Effect of irrigation and nitrogen fertilization strategies on silage corn grown in semi-arid conditions. Agronomy. 8, 208; doi:10.3390/agronomy8100208.

Dhakal, D. and Islam, M.A. 2018. Grass-legume mixtures for improved soil health in cultivated agroecosystem. Sustainability. 10, 2718; doi:10.3390/su10082718.

Nilahyane, A., Islam, M.A., Mesbah, A.O., and Garcia y Garcia, A. 2018. Evaluation of silage corn yield gap: An approach for sustainable production in the semi-arid region of USA. Sustainability. 10, 2523; doi:10.3390/su10072523.

Tracy, B.F., Foster, J.L., Butler, T.J., Islam, M.A., Toledo, D., and Vendramini, J.M.B. 2018. Resilience in Forage and Grazinglands. Crop Science (in press).

Adjesiwor, A.T., Islam, M.A., Zheljazkov, V.D., Ritten, J.P., and Garcia y Garcia, A. 2017. Grass-legume seed mass ratios and nitrogen rates affect forage accumulation, nutritive value, and profitability. Crop Science. 57:1-13. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.09.0776.

Islam, M.A., Obour, A.K., Rule, D., Bandara, M., and Acharya, S. 2017. Forage and seed production potential, nutritive value, and fatty acid profile of fenugreek. Crop Science. 57:1764–1772. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.08.0685.

 Book Chapter (Refereed)

Islam, M.A. and Ashilenje, D. 2018. Understanding species traits and biodiversity indices to solve problems associated with legume persistence in cropping systems. In: Plant Competition in Cropping Systems, (D. Dunea, Ed.). InTechOpen, Rijeka, Croatia (in press).

Islam, M.A. and Adjesiwor, A.T. 2018. Nitrogen fixation and transfer in agricultural production systems. In: Nitrogen in Agriculture - Updates, (Amanullah and S. Fahad. Eds), pp. 95-110. InTechOpen, Rijeka, Croatia. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71766. Available at: https://www.intechopen.com/books/nitrogen-in-agriculture-updates/nitrogen-fixation-and-transfer-in-agricultural-production-systems.

 Reviewed Proceedings

Islam, M.A. 2018. Effects of potassium, cultivar, and harvest time on sustainable alfalfa production. Proceedings of the 2nd World Alfalfa Congress, November 11‐14, 2018, Cordoba, Argentina.

 Abstracts

Baidoo, M. and Islam, M.A. 2018. Effect of Potassium and Harvest Time on Forage Accumulation and Potassium Uptake of Alfalfa. Proceedings of the Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meetings June 19-20, 2018. Laramie, WY (Western Society of Crop Science).

Baidoo, M. and Islam, M.A. 2018. Potassium and Harvest Time Affect Production and Nutritive Value of Alfalfa. Proceedings of the Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meetings June 19-20, 2018. Laramie, WY (Western Society of Crop Science).

Ashilenje, D.S. and Islam, M.A. 2018. Plant community structure and nitrogen dynamics underlie sustained productivity of grass-legume forage mixtures in Wyoming. Proceedings of the Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meetings June 19-20, 2018. Laramie, WY (Western Society of Crop Science).

Ashilenje, D.S. and Islam, M.A. 2018. Benefits of grass-legume mixture extend to nitrogen gains and alleviation of greenhouse gas emissions in Wyoming. Proceedings of the Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meetings June 19-20, 2018. Laramie, WY (Western Society of Crop Science).

Khatiwada1, B., Acharya, S.N., Larney, F., Lupwayi, N.Z., Smith, E., and Islam, M.A. 2018. Ability of sainfoin and cicer milkvetch populations to rejuvenate existing pastures in western Canada. Proceedings of the Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meetings June 19-20, 2018. Laramie, WY (Western Society of Crop Science).

Islam, M.A. 2018. The silent decline in soil potassium levels and its effect on alfalfa productivity in the Central and Western U.S. Proceedings of the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference Annual Meetings June 4-6, 2018. Logan, UT (NAAIC, Trifolium, & Grass Breeders).

Ashilenje, D.S. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Profiling canopy light interception and growth forms to predict forage yield and nutritive value for meadow bromegrass-alfalfa mixtures. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings October 22-25 2017. Tampa, FL (American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America).

Islam, M.A. 2017. Legume adoption practices in the central great plains of USA for sustainable agricultural production in the face of climate change. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Plant Science and Physiology June 26-29, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand (Conference Series Limited, UK).

Islam, M.A. 2017. Understanding Plant Diversity and Physiology for Resilient Production Systems and Environmental Benefits. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Plant Science and Physiology June 26-29, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand (Conference Series Limited, UK).

Islam, M.A. 2017. Silent Decline in Soil Potassium May Influence Sustainable Production of Alfalfa. Proceedings of the International - Conference Frontiers of Potassium January 25-27, 2017 Rome, Italy (International Plant Nutrient Institute).

 Extension publications

Adjesiwor, A. and Islam, M.A. 2018. Birdsfoot Trefoil: Establishment and Management as Monocultures and Mixtures in Wyoming. University of Wyoming Extension Bulletin B-1321, Ed. S.L. Miller, pp.1-7, May 2018. University of Wyoming, Laramie. Available at: http://www.wyoextension.org/agpubs/pubs/b-1321.pdf (verified July 12, 2018).

Aryal, P. and Islam, M.A. 2018. Forage Kochia Establishment: Effects of Planting Time and Grass Mixtures. University of Wyoming Extension Bulletin B-1318, Ed. S.L. Miller, pp.1-4, April 2018. University of Wyoming, Laramie. Available at: http://www.wyoextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B-1318.pdf (verified July 12, 2018).

Dhakal, D. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Grass-legume mixtures improve forage yield, quality, stand persistence. University of Wyoming Extension Bulletin B-1309.1, Ed. S.L. Miller, pp.1-4, August 2017. University of Wyoming, Laramie. Available at: http://www.wyoextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1309-1.pdf (verified July 12, 2018).

Islam, M.A. 2018. Legume inoculation – an important factor for sustainable forage production-Part II. Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the Weekly News Source for Wyoming’s Ranchers, Farmers, and Agribusiness Community, May 26, 2018.

Islam, M.A. 2018. Legume inoculation – an important factor for sustainable forage production-Part I. Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the Weekly News Source for Wyoming’s Ranchers, Farmers, and Agribusiness Community, March 3, 2018.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Varieties of birdsfoot trefoil – a non-bloating forage legume. Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the Weekly News Source for Wyoming’s Ranchers, Farmers, and Agribusiness Community, November 18, 2017.

Dhakal, D. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Grass-legume mixtures improve forage yield, quality, stand persistence. University of Wyoming Extension Bulletin B-1309.1, Ed. S.L. Miller, pp.1-4, August 2017. University of Wyoming, Laramie. Available at: http://www.wyoextension.org/publications/Search_Details.php?pubid=1937&pub=B-1309.1 (verified October 27, 2017).

Sarkar, S. and Islam, M.A. 2017. On-farm performance of bird’s-foot trefoil cultivars. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 146-147. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Ashilenje, D. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Changes in plant community structure influence forage yield and quality of irrigated meadow bromegrass-legume mixtures in Wyoming. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 126-127. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Horn, B.E., Islam, M.A., Smith, D., Jeliazkov, V., and Garcia y Garcia, A. 2017. Perennial cool-season grasses for hay production and fall grazing under full and limited irrigation. 2016 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 124-125. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Dhekney, S., Jabbour, R., and Islam, M.A. 2017. Engineering alfalfa cultivars for alfalfa weevil resistance. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 121. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Sarkar, S. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Effect of planting method, harvesting frequency, and cultivars on yield of bird’s-foot trefoil. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 104-105. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Baskota, S. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Evaluation of forage nutritive value of different fenugreek entries in Wyoming. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 102-103. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Nilahyane, A. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Evaluation of irrigation water and nitrogen management for silage corn production in Wyoming. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 58-59. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Nilahyane, A. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Effect of water stress on yield and water use of corn for silage grown in a semiarid environment of Wyoming. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 56-57. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Nilahyane, A. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Response of silage corn to irrigation water and nitrogen under on-surface and sub-surface drip irrigation. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 54-55. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Ashilenje, D. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Meadow bromegrass in mixture with alfalfa affects light and nitrogen acquisition, forage yield, and nutritive value. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 20-21. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Baskota, S. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Evaluation of forage nutritive value of quinoa cultivars. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 18-19. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Baskota, S. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Effect of planting time on dry matter and seed yield of fenugreek. 2017 Field Days Bulletin, University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, pp. 16-17. Available at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/2017-field-days-bulletin.pdf (verified October 26, 2017).

Islam, M.A. 2017. Grass-legume Mixtures Have Benefits Over Monoculture Systems. Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the Weekly News Source for Wyoming’s Ranchers, Farmers, and Agribusiness Community, August 26, 2017.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Establishment of birdsfoot trefoil – a non-bloating forage legume. Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the Weekly News Source for Wyoming’s Ranchers, Farmers, and Agribusiness Community, June 24, 2017.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Inoculation of Legumes. Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the Weekly News Source for Wyoming’s Ranchers, Farmers, and Agribusiness Community, April 8, 2017.

Islam, M.A. 2017. Silage: Production and Feeding – Part VI. Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the Weekly News Source for Wyoming’s Ranchers, Farmers, and Agribusiness Community, February 11, 2017.

GRANTS

Colorado Grants

Brummer, J.E. The Silent Decline in Soil Potassium Levels and its Effect on Alfalfa Productivity in the Central and Western US. USDA-NIFA Alfalfa and Forage Research Program, 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2019, $63,928.

Rhoades, R., J. Brummer, J. Ippolito, and J. Ahola. A Long-term Integrated Evaluation of the ARDEC Irrigated Forage System. CSU Ag. Exp. Station, 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2018, $89,933.

Schipanski, M.E. et al. Demonstrating the Potential of Cover Crop and Forage Mixtures to Improve Soil Health, Productivity, and Profitability in Water-Limited Regions. USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant, 11/12/2015 to 9/29/2019, $995,451.

 Montana Grants

Wanner, K., S. Schell, R. Ramirez, J. Vardijman, E. Meccage. Protecting alfalfa yield from weevil damage in the Intermountain West Region. USDA NIFA. 09/01/18-09/31/2021

Carr, P., A. Bekkerman, J. Eberly, K. Fuller, B. Menalled, E. Meccage, F. Menalled, P. Miller, Z. Miller, T. Murphy, T. Seipel. Creep Stop: Integrating biological, cultural, and mechanical/ physical tools for long-term suppression of creeping perennial weeds in Northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest Cropping Systems. USDA NIFA.

Meccage, E. Impact of Sulfur fertilization rate and timing on forage quality, yield, and persistence in cool-season perennial grass stands. MT Fertilizer Tax Assessment Committee. 05/1/2018-4/30/2020.

Meccage, E. Do different methods of outdoor round bale hay storage impact dry matter and forage quality losses in Montana? BAIR Ranch Foundation. 8/1/17-7/31/18

Wanner, K. and E. Meccage. Increasing the adoption of alfalfa weevil integrated pest management in the Western region. WRIPM. 3/1/17-2/1/18.

Olson, B. and J. Berardinelli. Winter Grazaing in Montana. NIFA MONB. 10/1/16-9/30/2021

Delcurto, T., M. VanEmon, L. McNew, T. Murphy, B. Sowell, J. Mosely, C. Carr, E. Glunk, C. Parsons, J. Dafoe. Beef production strategies that optimize use of western rangelands. NIFA MONB. 07/2/18-06/30/2023

Carr, P. Intensifying and diversifying dryland cropping systems using full and warm-season crops and crop mixtures in central Montana. Hatch Project. 07/1/17-06/30/2020

Seipel, T., A. Bekkerman, P. Carr, T. Murphy, E. Burns, F. Menalled. Integrating little hammers: using crop variety, crop diversification, cover crops, and targeted grazing to chip away at multiple herbicide resistant weeds. USDA NIFA. 09/01/17- 08/31/2020

Jabbour, R., F. Peairs, J. Ritten, M. Islam, T. Rand, B. Lee. Integration of early harvest with biological control for sustainable alfalfa production. USDA NIFA. 09/01/18-08/31/2022

 Oregon Grants

Ates, S. Evaluation of seasonal yield, forage quality, and persistence of cool-season grass and legume species for sheep production systems in non-irrigated western Oregon pastures (ARF Grant)

Ates, S. Milk and Forage Production from Mixed or Spatially Separated Simple and Diverse Pastures (ARF Grant)

Ates, S. Milk Yield and Composition of Dairy Cows from Diversified Grass, Herb or Legume-based Summer Pastures (ODFA Grant)

Ates, S. Fodder Beets as winter forage for cattle in eastern Oregon (W. SARE farmer rancher/researcher)

Filley, S. Prepared and received funding for a proposal for updating and improving the Forage Information System for the Forage-Livestock Systems Working Group. $10,000.

Filley, S. “Evaluation of seasonal yield, forage quality, and persistence of cool-season grass and legume species for sheep production systems in non-irrigated western Oregon pastures.” Funded for $12,500 by the Agricultural Research Foundation, Oregon State University. PI: Serkan Ates; Cooperators: David Hannaway, Mary Smallman, Claudia Ingham, Shelby Filley, Gene Pirelli, and Jerry Hall.

Wang, G. Cover crops after forage spring triticale in eastern Oregon. $12,500 from ARF.

Wang, G. Developing a fall-winter grazing system by using fodder beets. $12,500 from ARF.

Wang, G. Irrigation and seeding date effects on winter grasses and forbs forage production and quality in eastern Oregon. $17,434 from OBC.

 

Utah Grants

Utah Native Plant Society. 07/01/16-06/30/18. Developing a restoration strategy for Eriogonum mitophyllum Reveal. $500. MacAdam, P.I.

USDA NIFA AFRI Agroecosystem Management Program. 06/01/16-05/031/20. Tannin-containing legumes in pasturelands and their ecological services. Grant #2016-67019-25086. $499,884. MacAdam Co-P.I.

USDA NIFA AFRI Food Security Program. 02/15/16-02/14/18. Legume-finished beef: Achieving current production with greater environmental, economic and social sustainability. Grant #2016-69004-24855. $150,000. MacAdam Co-P.I.

USDA NIFA AFRI Climate and Microbial Processes in Agroecosystems program. 02/15/16-02/14/19. Microbial carbon-use efficiency in agroecosystems: The effect of drought and N availability on soil microbial production and respiration. Grant# 2016-67004-24920. $714,080. MacAdam Co-P.I.

USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Research Catalyst Grant. Understanding the increased omega-3 fatty acid concentration in legume-fed beef. 05/01/18-04/30/20. $20,000. MacAdam P.I.

Washington Grants

Alfalfa Variety Trials. Washington Hay Growers Association $20,000. P.I.: S. Norberg. (03/18-4/19)

Developing Practical Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Test Recommendations and Utilizing Struvite in Modern Alfalfa Systems, National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance $50,000. P.I.: S. Norberg, Co-P.I.: D. Llewellyn, S. Fransen, J. Harrison and L. Whitefield. (11/18-11/19)

Phenotypic Response of the Soil Microbiome to Environmental Perturbations, Subcontract of DOE Grant Received by PNNL (PI J.K. Jansson,) $148,671 (10/17 – 9/20) S. Fransen, S. Norberg.

Determining Genetic Factors that Influence Forage Quality in Alfalfa, The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Alfalfa and Forage Program, $250,000. PD. S. Norberg, L. Yu, D. Combs, G. Shewmaker, G. Wang, D. Llewellyn, S. Fransen 9/17- 8/19.

Developing Practical Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Test Recommendations and Utilizing Struvite in Modern Alfalfa Systems, National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance $40,000. P.I.: S. Norberg, Co-P.I.: D. Llewellyn, S. Fransen, J. Harrison and L. Whitefield. (11/17-11/18)

Capturing and Managing Phosphorus for Environmental Stewardship and a Sustainable Dairy Industry/ Evaluating Struvite Efficacy in Alfalfa, Subcontract with Joe Harrison $20,000. P.I.: S. Norberg, S. Fransen (8/17-07/18).

Influence of Premier’s Arbuscular Mycorrhizae on Forage Yield and Quality of Alfalfa. Premier Tech Technologies Ltd. $5,147 P.I.: S. Norberg (8/1/17 – 7/31/19)

Wyoming Grants

Energy GA Fellowships, UW. 2018-2020. Islam, M.A. Reclamation of disturbed areas used by gas industries in Wyoming by using some promising grass and legume genotypes. $55,008.

Y Cross Ranch Tuition and Fee Award, COANR, UW. 2018-2019. Islam, M.A. Developing a potassium fertility management program on alfalfa. $9,000

Edward H. and Susan King Lloyd Graduate Research Award, UW. 2018-2019. Islam, M.A and Baidoo, M. Potassium and harvest management in alfalfa. $3,000.

UW School of Energy Resources. 2018-2019. Stahl, P.D., Eberle, C.A., Norton, J.B., Islam, M.A., and Coupal, R.H. Use of Coal Residues as a Soil Amendment. $83,000.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill (SCBGP-FB), USDA Wyoming Department of Agriculture. 2017-2019. Islam, M.A. Evaluation of chickpeas in Wyoming Environments. $24,500.

USDA-NIFA Alfalfa and Forage Research Program. 2016-2019. Islam, M.A., Burmmer, J., and Min, D. The silent decline in soil potassium levels and its effect on alfalfa productivity in the central and western US. $250,000.

UW School of Energy Resources. 2016-2019. Stahl, P.D., Coupal, R.H., Islam, M.A., McLaughlin, J.F., and Norton, J.B. Use of coal residues as soil amendments. $242,000.

 

12/12/2019

Publications and Presentations since the previous report:

Refereed Publications

Clark, L.V., M.S. Dwiyanti, K.G. Anzoua, J.E. Brummer, B.K. Ghimire, K. Głowacka, M.C. Hall, K. Heo, X. Jin, A.E. Lipka, J. Peng, T. Yamada, J.H. Yoo, C.Y. Yu, H. Zhao, S.P. Long, and E.J. Sacks. 2019. Biomass yield in a genetically diverse Miscanthus sinensis germplasm panel evaluated at five locations revealed individuals with exceptional potential. GCB Bioenergy: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12606.

Clark, L.V., M.S. Dwiyanti, K.G. Anzoua, J.E. Brummer, B.K. Ghimire, K. Głowacka, M.C. Hall, K. Heo, X. Jin, A.E. Lipka, J. Peng, T. Yamada, J.H. Yoo, C.Y. Yu, H. Zhao, S.P. Long, and E.J. Sacks. 2019. Genome-wide association and genomic prediction for biomass yield in in a genetically diverse Miscanthus sinensis germplasm panel phenotyped at five locations in Asia and North America. GCB Bioenergy: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12620.

Clemensen, A., G.E. Rottinghaus, S.T. Lee, F.D. Provenza, and J.J. Villalba. 2018. How planting configuration influences plant secondary metabolites and total N in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.), alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.): Implications for grazing management. Grass and Forage Science,73: 94-100.

Costes-Thire, M., J. Villalba, H. Hoste, and C. Ginane. 2018. Increased intake and preference for tannin-rich sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) pellets by both parasitized and non-parasitized lambs after a period of conditioning. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 203: 11-18.

Distel, R. A., and J. Villalba. 2018. Use of unpalatable forages by ruminants: The influence of experience with the biophysical and social environment. Animals, 8: 56.

Dong, H., L.V. Clark, A.E. Lipka, J.E. Brummer, K. Głowacka, M.C. Hall, K. Heo, X. Jin, J. Peng, T. Yamada, B.K. Ghimire, J.H. Yoo, C.Y. Yu, H. Zhao, S.P. Long, and E.J. Sacks. 2019. Winter hardiness of Miscanthus (III): Genome-wide association and genomic prediction for overwintering ability in Miscanthus sinensis. GCB Bioenergy: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12615.

Findlay, J.R., J. Thomas, 2019. Thrips in Alfalfa, P. 11, Proceedings Idaho Hay and Forage Conference, February 21-22, 2019, Burley, ID, University of Idaho Extension.

Ghelichkhan, M., J.-S. Eun, R.G. Christensen, R.D. Stott, and J.W. MacAdam. 2018. Urine volume and nitrogen excretion are altered by feeding birdsfoot trefoil compared to alfalfa in lactating dairy cows. Journal of Animal Science.96: 3992-4001.

Gomes Monteiro, A.L., A.M. Fonseca Faro, M.T. Piquera Peres, R. Batista, C.H., Poli, and J. Villalba. 2018. The role of small ruminants on global climate change. Acta Scientiarum Animal Sciences 40.

Gregorini, P., F.D. Provenza, J. Villalba, P. Beukes, and M. Forbes. 2018. Diurnal patterns of urination and drinking by grazing ruminants: A development in a mechanistic model of a grazing ruminant, MINDY. Journal of Agricultural Science 156: 71-81.

Gregorini, P., F. D. Provenza, J. Villalba, P. Beukes, and M. Forbes. 2018. Dynamics of forage ingestion, oral processing and digesta outflow from the rumen: a development in a mechanistic model of a grazing ruminant, MINDY. Journal of Agricultural Science 156: 980-995.

Legako, J.F., T. Cramer, K. Yardley, T.J. Murphy, T. Gardner, A. Chail, L.R. Pitcher, and J.W. MacAdam. 2018. Retail stability of three beef muscles from grass-, legume- and feedlot-finished cattle. Journal of Animal Science 96: 2238-2248.

Ouyang, Y., J. Reeve, and J.M. Norton. 2018. Soil enzyme activities and abundance of microbial functional genes involved in nitrogen transformations in an organic farming system. Biology and Fertility of Soils 54: 437-450

Poli, C.H., K. Thornton-Kurth, J. Legako, C. Bremm, V.S. Hampel, J.O., Hall, I. Ipharraguerre, and J. Villalba. 2018. Self-selection of plant bioactive compounds by sheep in response to challenge infection with Haemonchus contortus. Physiology and Behavior 194: 302-310.

Rigby, C.W., K.B. Jensen, J.E. Creech, E.T. Thacker, B.L. Waldron, and J.D. Derner. 2018. Establishment and trends in persistence of selected perennial cool-season grasses in the western United States. Rangeland Ecology and Management 71: 681-690.

Robins, J.G., K.B. Jensen, B.S. Bushman. 2018. Registration of USDA-UTWH-102 winter hardy orchardgrass germplasm. Journal of Plant Registrations. 12: 251-252.

Ryder, N., K.M. Dorn, M. Huitsing, M. Adams, J. Ploegstra, L. Dehaan, S.R. Larson, N.L. Tintle. 2018. Transcriptome assembly and annotation of johnsongrass (Sorghum holepense) rhizomes identifies candidate rhizome-specific genes. Plant Direct. 2:e00065.

Smith, R.W., M. Webb, D. Kidd and D.B. Hannaway. 2019. Mapping pasture species suitability using fine scale soils and climate data. Crop & Pasture Science. (Accepted: https://www.publish.csiro.au/CP/justaccepted/CP18573)

Tan, Shuhao, Bo Liu, David B. Hannaway, Tingyu Li. 20XX. Can Social Capital Help Younger Herders Rent Grassland? Land Use Policy (Accepted) 

Wang, L., Y.L. Qian, J. Brummer, S.J. Wilhelm, and J.E. Leach. 2019. Biomass production and soil carbon analysis of switchgrass under rainfed or minimal irrigation in a semiarid environment. Agron. J. 111:1704-1711.

Zhang, Ruxin, Shuhao Tan, David Hannaway, and Weizhu Dai. 20XX. Multi-household Grassland Management Pattern Promotes Ecological Efficiency of Livestock Production. Eco. Econ. (Accepted)

Bulletins and Extension Factsheets

Brummer, J.E., S. Johnson, A. Obour, K. Caswell, A.C. Moore, J. Holman, M.E. Schipanski, and K. Harmoney. 2018. Managing spring planted cover crops for livestock grazing under dryland conditions in the High Plains Region. Colorado State Univ. Ext. Fact Sheet 0.309. Fort Collins, CO. 5 pp.

Leggett, K., R. Brain, J.W. MacAdam, and J. Villalba. 2018. Rocky Mountain Trefoil Beef. Cooperative Extension sustainability/2018/01pr ed., Utah State University, Logan.

Stewart, E., J.W. MacAdam, and J. Villalba. 2018. Alternative legume species can reduce the environmental impacts of cattle. Cooperative Extension AG/Forage/2018-02pr ed.. Utah State University, Logan.

Stewart, E.K., J. Villalba, and K. Rood. 2018. Environmental and animal benefits when beef cattle consume condensed and hydrolysable tannins. Cooperative Extension AG/Forage/2018-01pr ed. Utah State University, Logan.

Briscoe, J., J.E. Creech, M. Peel, B. Waldron, G. Cardon, and K. Heaton. 2018. Successfully inter-seeding legumes into existing cool-season pastures. Cooperative Extension AG/Crops/2018-01pr, Utah State University, Logan.

Popular Press

Cherney, J.H., K.A., Albrecht, M.T. Berti, M. Bohle, S.C. Bosworth, K.A. Cassida, W.J. Cox, J. E. Creech, S.C. Fransen, M.H. Hall, D.B. Hannaway, M.A. Islam, K.D. Johnson, J. W. MacAdam, E.C. Meccage, D.H. Putnam, E.B. Rayburn, C.C. Sheaffer, G.  Shewmaker, J.  Solomon, R.M. Sulc, and J.J. Volenec. 2018. Forage crops need respect. Hay and Forage Grower 33: 18-19.

Cherney, J.H., K.A., Albrecht, M.T. Berti, M. Bohle, S.C. Bosworth, K.A. Cassida, W.J. Cox, J. E. Creech, S.C. Fransen, M.H. Hall, D.B. Hannaway, M.A. Islam, K.D. Johnson, J. W. MacAdam, E.C. Meccage, D.H. Putnam, E.B. Rayburn, C.C. Sheaffer, G.  Shewmaker, J.  Solomon, R.M. Sulc, and J.J. Volenec. 2018. Forage in crisis: Forage crops don’t get no respect. Progressive Forage, September, pp. 14-16.

MacAdam, J. W. 2018. Legume-finished beef. Hay and Forage Grower, April-May, pp. 30-31.

Sagers, J., J.R. Findlay, G, Shewmaker, R. Roemer, K. Jensen, Idaho Grass Trials- Tetonia, P. 14, Proceedings Idaho Hay and Forage Conference, February 21-22, 2019, Burley, ID, University of Idaho Extension.

Shewmaker, Glenn. Haystacks are home to profit loss. Hay & Forage, November, 2018

Shewmaker, Glenn, Why are hay lab test results different? Progressive Forage, September, 2018.

Tracy, B.F., K. Albrecht, J. Flores, M. Hall, A. Islam, G. Jones, W. Lamp, J.W. MacAdam, H. Skinner, and C. Teutsch. 2018. Evaluating grass-legume mixtures across different environ-ments. Crops and Soils,51: 30-34 & 47.

Whitesides, R.E., and J.E. Creech, 2018. When the alfalfa stand is done. Progressive Forage 19: 22-23.

Whitesides, R.E., and J.E. Creech. 2018. Simple tips for determining 10 percent bloom in alfalfa. Progressive Forage, 19: 26-27.

Whitesides, R.E., and J.E. Creech. 2018. Establishing alfalfa: Old school rules of thumb. Progressive Forage 19: 50-51.

Scientific and Outreach Presentations

Bohle, M. 2019. Annual Central Oregon Forage Seminar. (Prineville 75 participants)

Bohle, M. 2019. Four Central Oregon Irrigation Field Days focused on Converting MESA Pivots and Linears to LESA/LEPA/MDI systems in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Lake Counties. (80 participants)

Bohle, M. 2019. Pasture and Grazing Management Class. Living On A Few Acres Expo. (Redmond, 20 participants)

Bohle, M. 2019. Presented Alfalfa and Weed Yield Results for Organic Alfalfa Fertility Trials at the NW Hay Expo, Kennewick, WA.

Bohle, M. 2019. Presented Tilled and Non-tilled Lime Rate Effect on Incremental soil Depth pH and Grass Hay Yield at the NW Hay Expo, Kennewick, WA.

Bolletta, A., J. Villalba, X. Dai, and J.W. MacAdam. 2018. In vitro digestibility and fermentation kinetics of six irrigated forage hays in the US Intermountain West. Journal of Animal Science, Suppl. 3, 96: 218-219.

Briscoe, J., M. Peel, and J.E. Creech. 2018. Forage nutritive value in alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, cicer milkvetch, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue at differing stages of maturity through the growing season. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Logan, UT.

Briscoe, J., M. Peel, J.E. Creech, B. Waldron, and R.L. Miller. 2018. Inter-seeding forage legumes into existing cool-season grass pastures. In Annual Meetings Abstracts. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.

Brummer, J.E. 2019. Management-intensive Grazing (MiG). Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association Winter Conference, Broomfield, CO, Jan. 8, 2019.

Brummer, J.E. 2019. Winter Killed Alfalfa Decision Management & Interseeding Thin Stands. Southern Rocky Mountain Ag Conference, Monte Vista, CO, Feb. 5, 2019.

Brummer, J.E. 2019. Integrating Livestock with Cover Crops for Forage. 6th Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference, Cheyenne, WY, Feb. 28, 2019.

Brummer, J.E. 2019. Alfalfa Update: Potassium Fertility, Low Lignin Variety, and Cutting Schedule. Western Colorado Research Center Annual Field Day, Fruita, CO, July 12, 2019.\

Brummer, J.E. 2019. Short-term Effects of Management-intensive Grazing on Soil Health. Poster Presentation, 2019 Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, Reno, NV, November 19-21.

Creech, J.E., M. Deakin, J. Reeve, D.J. Hole, and A. Jacobson. 2018. Long-term compost effects in dryland organic wheat-fallow systems. In Annual Meetings Abstracts. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.

Creech, J.E., S. Orloff, and R. Wilson. 2018. Glyphosate injury to glyphosate resistant alfalfa. Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meeting, Laramie, WY.

Findlay, J.R., Forage School, Diseases and Pests of Significance, Blackfoot, Idaho, March 13, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., Forage School, Diseases and Pests of Significance, Mud Lake, Idaho, March 12, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., Thrips, Idaho Forage and Hay Conference, Burley, Idaho, February 22, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., Grass Variety Trials, Range and Pasture Seminar, Blackfoot, Idaho, January 23, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., Thrips Identification, Range and Forage Grower Meeting, Bingham Cooperative CHS, Blackfoot, Idaho, January 17, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., A New Pest in Alfalfa, Thrips In-Service, Rupert, Idaho, January 9, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., Hay Outlook, Idaho Ag Outlook Seminar, Idaho Falls, Idaho, December 11, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Training, Arco, Idaho, December 6, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Training, Rigby, Idaho, December 6, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Training, Blackfoot, Idaho, December 5, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Trai, American Falls, Idaho, December 5, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Training, Malad, Idaho, December 4, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Training, Preston, Idaho, December 4, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Trainin, Montpelier, Idaho, December 3, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Wireworm Control, Pesticide Applicator Traini, Soda Springs, Idaho, December 3, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., Aquatic Weed Issues Introduction, Blackfoot, Idaho, November 1, 2018.

Findlay, J.R., G.E. Shewmaker, J. Hogge, J. Sagers, and R. Roemer. Idaho alfalfa variety trials Tetonia. University of Idaho Extension Annual Confernce. Idaho Falls, Idaho. March 25-28, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., G. Shewmaker, J. Sagers, J. Hogge, R. Roemer, Idaho Alfalfa Variety Trials- Tetonia, UI Extension Annual Conference, Idaho Falls, Idaho, March 25, 2019.

Findlay, J.R., G. Shewmaker, J. Sagers, J. Thomas, A. Rashad, S. Reitz, J. Hogge, Evaluation and monitoring of thrips in alfalfa, Blackfoot/Mud Lake, Idaho, 2018-2019.

Hannaway, David B. 2019. MatchClover: a Web-based Tool to Match Clovers to Climates, Soils, and Intended Uses. Lucerne Modeling Workshop. Sept. 15-27. Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Hannaway, David; He, F.; Moot, D.; Yang, X.; Mills, A.; Smith, R.; Teixeira, E.; Shewmaker, G.; Islam, A.; Wang, G. Improving alfalfa cultivar selection by GIS mapping of fall dormancy and winter survival index zones and modeling seasonal and annual yield. 2nd World Alfalfa Congress, Fall, 2018

Lagrange, S., R. Guevara Ballesteros, K. Beauchemin, J.W. MacAdam, and J. Villalba. 2018. Methane emissions by cattle grazing tannin-containing legumes. Journal of Animal Science Suppl. 3, 96: 223-224.

MacAdam, J. W. 2018. Forage Legumes for Meat and Milk Production. North America Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Logan, UT.

Rose, M., B. Waldron, J.E. Creech, S. Isom, and M. Peel. 2018. Grass-birdsfoot trefoil mixtures to improve pasture-based dairy performance. In Annual Meetings Abstracts. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.

Rose, M., B. Waldron, J.E. Creech, S. Isom, M. Peel. 2018. Grass-birdsfoot trefoil mixtures to improve pasture-based dairy performance. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Logan, UT.

Sagers. Pasture Renovation. Pasture Management Workshop. 3 locations March 2019.

Sagers. Control de ratones del campo y topos (Vole and gopher control, Spanish). 4 Locations. March-April 2019.

Sagers. Identificación de Malezas (Weed Identification, Spanish). 4 Locations. March-April 2019.

Sagers. Timing the Harvest for Annual Cover Crops. Preston Forage School. Preston, Idaho. March 14, 2019.

Sagers. Weed Control in Alfalfa. Preston Forage School. 4 Locations. March 2019.

Sagers, J., J.R. Findlay, G. Shewmaker, Quantifying the effects of planting dates and cutting height on teff yield and quality, Aberdeen, Idaho, 2018-2019.

Sagers, J., J.R. Findlay, G. Shewmaker, Grass Variety Trials, Tetonia, Idaho, 2017-2019.

Sagers, J., J.R. Findlay, G. Shewmaker, UI Grass Variety Trial- Tetonia, UI Extension Annual Conference, Idaho Falls, Idaho, March 25, 2019.

Sagers, J.K., R. Findlay, G. Shewmaker, J. Hogge, R. Roemer, K. Jensen. Tetonia Grass Trials. National Association of  County Agricultural Agents Western Regional Conference. Great Falls, Montana. October 1-3, 2019.

Sagers, J.K., R. Findlay, G. Shewmaker, J. Hogge, R. Roemer, K. Jensen. Tetonia Grass Trials. University of Idaho Extension Annual Confernce. Idaho Falls, Idaho. March 25-28, 2019.

Sahin, E., S. Reid, M. Sahin, S. Ates, S. Elias, and D.B. Hannaway. 2020.  Breeding for Improved Fiber Digestibility and Yield Potential in Tall Fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort). Poster at AFGC Annual Conf., Greenville, SC, January 5-8.

Sahin, M., S. Reid, E. Sahin, S. Ates, S. Elias, and D.B. Hannaway. 2020. Selection for Persistence in Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.) through Improved Tolerance to Northern Anthracnose. Poster at AFGC Annual Conf., Greenville, SC, January 5-8.

Shewmaker. Inorganic Bromide Concentration in Crops Following Soil Fumigation with Methyl Bromide, Poster, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting, 7 November 2018 Baltimore, MD

Schipanski, M.E., S.J. Fonte, C. Kelly, J.E. Brummer, D. Finney, C. White, S.T. Rosenzweig, and J.P. Kaye. 2019. Integrating plant functional diversity into cropping systems to support multifunctionality. Abstract 40-3, SSSA International Soils Meeting, Jan. 6-9, 2019, San Diego, CA.

Shawver, C., J. Brummer, J. Ippolito, J. Ahola, and R. Rhoades. 2019. Short-term effects of management-intensive grazing on soil health. In: Proceedings, 2019 Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, Reno, NV, November 19-21. UC Cooperative Extension, Plant Sciences Department, University of California, Davis, CA.

Shewmaker. Measuring Reduced Lignin Alfalfa, Idaho Hay and Forage Conference, 21 February 2019 Burley, ID

Shewmaker. Forage Research and Extension Parity for Funding, Idaho Hay & Forage Conference, 21 February 2019 Burley, ID

Shewmaker. Measuring Reduced Lignin Alfalfa Quality, Utah Hay and Forage Symposium, 7 February 2019 St. George, UT

Shewmaker. How Storage Affects Hay Quality and Dry Matter, Central Oregon Forage Seminar, 30 January 2019 Prineville, OR

Shewmaker. Measuring Reduced Lignin Alfalfa Varieties, Central Oregon Forage Seminar, 30 January 2019 Prineville, OR

Shewmaker. Managing Grass for Competition Against Weeds, Idaho Noxious Weed Conference, 16 January 2019 Boise, ID

Shewmaker. Environmental Effects on Forage Yield and Quality, FWAA Winter Conference, 10 January 2019 Twin Falls

Shewmaker. Agronomy and Soil Health, Agri-Service Operator Training, Kimberly, ID

Shewmaker. Engagement: Judging at Oregon Hay King Contest, 17 November 2019 Corvallis, OR

Shewmaker. Storing Hay: What is the cost to quality? Fall Forage Festival, 17 November 2019 Corvallis, OR

Shewmaker, Glenn; Curl, C.; Marshall, J.; Moll, M.; Morra, M.; Porter, J.; Rogers, C. Inorganic bromide concentrations in crops following soil fumigation with methyl bromide. American Society of Agronomy, November/2018

Slebodnik, K. J.M. Norton, J.W. MacAdam, and J. Reeve. 2018. Effects of tannins on nitrogen cycling in pasture soils. Spring Runoff Conference, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Sprinkle, J., J.R. Findlay, A. Kolok, M. Strickland, E. Winford, R. Mickelson, C. Luce, M. Pratt. Water Quality on the Mink Creek Watershed: A characterization of fecal pollution across time and species, Pocatello, Idaho, 2019.

Villalba, J., K. Beauchemin, K., and J.W. MacAdam. 2018. Nutrients and plant secondary com-pounds in pasturelands and their ecological services. Journal of Animal Science, Suppl. 3, 96: 211.

Villalba, J. 2018. Self-selection of plant bioactive compounds by sheep in response to challenge infection with Haemonchus contortus. American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) - Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), July 8, 2018 - July 12, 2018, Vancouver, Canada.

Wan, J., J.E. Creech, Y. Wang, X. Zhang, Z. Yu. 2018. Effects of wilting and additives on the fermentation quality, chemical composition and in vitro of sudangrass silage. Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meeting, Laramie, WY.

Wang, G. 2019. Presented Nitrate levels in alfalfa hay and its mitigation practices at the NW Hay Expo, Kennewick, WA.

Zhang, Y., and J.W. MacAdam. 2018. In vitro rumen fermentation of six pasture species and their isolated fiber. In Annual Meetings Abstracts. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.

 

Theses and Dissertations

Shawver, C.J. 2019. Effects of management-intensive grazing in relation to soil health and forage production in an irrigated perennial pasture system. M.S. Thesis, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO.

Collaborative Grants

Ates, S. Effects of Se biofortified chicory pasture on immune system and response to intramammary infection in eves. Animal Health and Disease, USDA.

Brummer, J.E. Evaluation of 26 Cultivars of Perennial Ryegrass for Yield and Winter Survivability. Barenbrug USA, June 2019 to December 2021, $9,750.

Findlay, J.R., J. Thomas, G. Shewmaker, A. Rashad, S. Reitz, J. Hogge. Evaluation and monitoring of thrips in alfalfa, Innovative Award Grants, University of Idaho Extension, October 2018- June 2019. $5,000. Spending authority $5,000.

Isom, S.C., R.H. Miller, A.L. Young, M.I. Peel, B.L. Waldron, J.E. Creech, K.E. Rood, D.I. Feuz, D.E. Heleba, and K.A. Thornton-Kurth. 01/09/17-31/08/20. Economic and environmental sustainability of heifer development strategies in pasture-based organic dairy systems. Grant 2017-51300-26866, $999,404. USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative program.

Keshavarz, R., P. Nachappa, J. Brummer, D. Mooney, P. Cabot, A. Islam, X. Liang, and R. Qin. Increasing Yield, Quality, and Economy of Alfalfa Hay through Grass Species Selection and Planting Configuration. USDA-NIFA Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program, 9/1/19 to 8/31/21, $227,104.

MacAdam, J.W. 07/01/18-06/30/19. Cattle Methane Emissions, Nitrogen Use and Fatty Acid Processing of Legumes. $32,886.42. State of Utah Pasture and Forage Initiative.

MacAdam, J.S., R.E. Ward, and K. Hintze. 05/01/18-04/30/20. Understanding the increased omega-3 fatty acid concentration in legume-fed beef. $20,000. USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Research Catalyst Grant.

Norberg. USDA-NIFA Alfalfa and Forage Research Program. Description: Determining Genetic Factors That Influence Forage Quality in Alfalfa. Begin Date: 10/01/2017. End Date: 09/30/2020. Amount: $250,000.00.

Norberg USDA-NIFA Alfalfa and Forage Research Program. Description: Determining Genetic Factors that Influence Protein Quality and Yield in Alfalfa.. Begin Date: 10/01/2019. End Date: 09/30/2020. Amount: $250,000.00. Total Team Grant: $500,000.00

Reeve, J.R., A.J., Caplan, M.-K. Kim, C.E. Dyreson, J.W. MacAdam, and B. Chamberlain. 07/01/18-06/30/20. Scenario analysis of ecosystem services of agricultural land along the Wasatch Front, Utah. $60,000. UAES Seed Grant,

Sagers Idaho Extension Innovation Grant. Description: Determinizing regrowth potential of teff in Idaho. Begin Date: 10/01/2018 End Date: 09/30/2020 Amount: $5,000

Sagers, J., J.R. Findlay, X. Liang, G. Shewmaker, E. Creech. Quantifying the effects of planting dates and cutting height on teff yield and quality in Eastern Idaho, Innovative Award Grants, University of Idaho Extension, October 2018- June 2019. $5,530. No substantive spending authority.

Sprinkle, J., J.R. Findlay, A. Kolok, M. Strickland, E. Winford, R. Mickelson, C. Luce, M. Pratt. Water Quality on the Mink Creek Watershed: A characterization of fecal pollution across time and species, David Little Livestock Range Management Endowment, Pocatello, Idaho, 2019, $73,895. No substantive spending authority.

Stark, J.O., J.M. Norton, and J.W. MacAdam. 02/15/16-02/14/20. Microbial carbon-use efficiency in agroecosystems: The effect of drought and N availability on soil microbial production and respiration. Grant# 2016-67004-24920. $714,080. USDA NIFA AFRI Climate and Microbial Processes in Agroecosystems program.

Villalba, J.J., J.W. MacAdam, Caplan, A.J., J.R. Reeve, M.-K. Kim, R. McCann, and J.M. Norton. 06/01/16-05/031/20. Co-P.I. Tannin-containing legumes in pasturelands and their ecological services. Grant #2016-67019-25086. $499,884. USDA NIFA AFRI Agroecosystem Management program.

Villalba, J.J., J.W. MacAdam, M.-K. Kim, and E. Burritt. 02/15/16-02/14/19. Legume-finished beef: Achieving current production with greater environmental, economic and social sustainability. Grant #2016-69004-24855. $150,000. USDA NIFA AFRI Food Security program.

Wang, G. Quantifying protein degradability and yield stability in alfalfa and determining generic factors that influence them. NIFA, USDA.

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Bateman, T. M., Villalba, J., Ramsey, R., and Sant, E. D. (2020). A multi-scale approach to predict the fractional cover of medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae). Rangeland Ecology and Management, 73, 538-546.

Cicek, Harun, Serkan Ates, Gazi Ozcan, Mehmet Tezel, Jennifer G. Kling, Mounir Louhaichi and Gurhan Keles. 2020. Effect of nurse crop and seeding rate on the persistence, productivity and nutritive value of sainfoin in a cereal-based production system. Grass and Forage Science 75: 86-95.

Clemensen, A. K., Villalba, J., Rottinghaus, G. E., Lee, S. T., Provenza, F. D., and Reeve, J. (2020). Do plant secondary metabolite-containing forages influence soil processes in pasture systems? Agronomy Journal, 112, 3744-3757.

Costes-Thire, M., Laurent, P., Ginane, C., and Villalba, J. (2019). Diet selection and trade-offs between condensed tannins and nutrients in parasitized sheep. Veterinary Parasitology, 271, 14-21.

Distel, R. A., Arroquy, J. I., Lagrange, S., and Villalba, J. (2020). Designing diverse agricultural pastures for improving ruminant production systems. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4.

Gaudin, E., Costes-Thire, M., Villalba, J., Hoste, H., Gerfault, V., and Ginane, C. (2019). Relative abilities of young sheep and goats to self-medicate with tannin-rich sainfoin when infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. Animal, 13, 1498-1507.

Gultekin, Yunus, Shelby Filley, Mary Smallman, David Hannaway, Serkan Ates. 2020. Pasture production, persistence of legumes and lamb growth in summer-dry hill pastures.  Grass and Forage Science. Article ID: GFS12497. DOI 10.1111/gfs.12497.

Lagrange, S., Beauchemin, K. A., MacAdam, J. W., and Villalba, J. (2020). Grazing diverse combinations of tanniferous and non-tanniferous legumes: Implications for beef cattle performance and environmental impact. Science of the Total Environment, 746, 140788.

Lagrange, S., and Villalba, J. (2019). Tannin-containing legumes and forage diversity influence foraging behavior, diet digestibility, and nitrogen excretion by lambs. Journal of Animal Science, 97, 3994-4009.

Lagrange, S., Lobon, S., and Villalba, J. (2019). Gas production kinetics and in vitro degradability of tannin-containing legumes, alfalfa and their mixtures. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 253, 56-64.

Lin, S., Medina, C., Boge, B., Hu, J., Fransen, S., Norberg, S., Yu, L. 2020. Identification of genetic loci associated with forage quality in response to water deficit in autotetraploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-020-02520-2.

Lin, S., C.A. Medina, S. Norberg, D. Combs, G.J. Wang, G. Shewmaker, S. Fransen, D. Llewellyn & L.X. Yu. 2021. Genome-wide association studies identifying multiple loci associated with alfalfa forage quality. Frontiers in Plant Science/Plant Breeding 12: 648192. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.648192.

Lira, R., MacAdam, J. W., Sales, F., and Villalba, J. (2020). Supplementation strategies to enhance intake of romerillo (Chiliotrichum diffusum) by sheep in southern Patagonia. Small Ruminant Research, 192.

Lira, R., MacAdam, J. W., Sales, F., and Villalba, J. (2020). Supplemental levels of protein and energy influence ingestion of Romerillo (Chiliotrichum diffusum) by sheep in southern Patagonia. Small Ruminant Research, 191

MacAdam, J. W. (2019). The value of condensed tannins in forages: overview of the symposium. Crop Science 59: 858-860.

Mata-Padrino, D.J., D.P. Belesky, C.D. Crawford, B. Walsh, MacAdam, J. W., and S.A. Bowdridge (2019). Effects of grazing birdsfoot trefoil-enriched pasture on managing Haemonchus contortus infection in Suffolk crossbred lambs. Journal of Animal Science 97: 172-183.

Norberg, O.S., D. Llewellyn, S. Fransen, S. Kesoju. 2021. Intercropping irrigated corn with two soybean maturity groups at different planting rates for forage. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 2021;e20074. https://doi.org/10.1002/cft2.20074.

Pedernera, M., Mereu, A., Cromer, E., and Villalba, J. (2020). Preference for inorganic sources of calcium and phosphorus by sheep as a function of need. Animal Science Journal, 91, e13460.

Pound, C., Yost, M., Creech, J. E., Cardon, G., Gale, J. A., Heaton, K., Price, S., Kitchen, B. M., Wilde, T., and Pace, M. (2020). Nitrogen fertilizer needs of first-year small grain forages following alfalfa. Agronomy Journal 113, 2006-2017.

Qin, Ruijun, C. Noulas, D. Wysocki, X. Liang, G. Wang and S. Lukas. 2020. Application of plant growth regulators on soft white winter wheat under different nitrogen fertilizer scenarios in irrigated fields. MDPI-Agriculture. DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10070305.

Shawver, C.J., J.A. Ippolito, J.E. Brummer, J.K. Ahola, and R.D. Rhoades. 2021. Soil health changes following transition from an annual cropping to perennial management-intensive grazing agroecosystem. Agrosyst. Geosci. Environ. 4:e20181. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20181.

Silva, J. A., Poli, C. H., Tontini, J. F., Irigoyen, L. R., Modesto, E. C., and Villalba, J. (2020). Ingestive behavior of young lambs on contrasting tropical grass sward heights. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 643.

Smith, R.W., M. Webb, D. Kidd and D.B. Hannaway. 2020. Mapping pasture species suitability using fine scale soils and climate data. Crop & Pasture Sci. 70 (12): 1175-1183. https://doi.org/10.1071/.

Spackman, C. N., Monaco, T. A., Stonecipher, C. A., and Villalba, J. (2020). Plant silicon as a factor in medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) invasion. Invasive Plant Science and Management, 13, 143-154.

Stewart, E. K., Beauchemin, K. A., Dai, X., MacAdam, J. W., Christensen, R., and Villalba, J. (2019). Effect of tannin-containing hays on enteric methane emissions and nitrogen partitioning in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science, 97, 3286-3299.

Stonecipher, C.A., Thacker, E., Welch, K.D., Ralphs, M.H., and Monaco, T.A. 2019. Long-term persistence of cool-season grasses planted to suppress broom snakeweed, downy brome, and weedy forbs. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72:266-274.

Tan, Shuhao, Weizhu Dai, Ruxin Zhang, and David B. Hannaway. 2020. Multi-household Grassland Management Pattern Promotes Ecological Efficiency of Livestock Production. Ecological Economics: 171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106618

Villalba, J., Beauchemin, K. A., Gregorini, P., and MacAdam, J. W. (2019). Pasture chemoscapes and their ecological services. Translational Animal Science, 3, 829-841.

Villalba, J., and Manteca, X. (2019). A case for eustress in grazing animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6, 303.

Villalba, J., Spackman, C., and Lobon, S. (2019). The interplay between exposure and preference for unpalatable foods by lambs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 212, 44-51.

Waldron, B., Bingham, T., Creech, J. E., Peel, M., Miller, R. L., Jensen, K., Zobell, D., Eun, J.-S., Heaton, K., and Snyder, D. L. (2020). Binary mixtures of alfalfa and birdsfoot trefoil with tall fescue: herbage traits associated with the improved growth performance of beef steers. Grassland Science, 66, 74-87.

Waldron, B., Sagers, J., Peel, M., Rigby, C., Bugbee, B. G., and Creech, J. E. (2020). Salinity reduces the forage quality of forage kochia: a halophytic Chenopodiaceae shrub. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 73, 384-393.

Wang, G.J., G. Bobe, S.J. Filley, G.J. Pirelli, M.G. Bohle, T.Z. Davis, G.L. Banuelos & J.A. Hall. 2021. Effects of springtime sodium selenate foliar application and NPKS fertilization on selenium concentrations and selenium species in forages across Oregon. Animal Feed Science and Technology 276: 114944.

Wang, M., R. Gao, M. Franco, D.B. Hannaway, W. Ke, Z. Ding, Z. Yu, X. Guo. 2021. Effect of Mixing Alfalfa with Whole-Plant Corn in Different Proportions on Fermentation Characteristics and Bacterial Community of Silage. Agriculture 11: 174-185. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11020174

Wilson, R.L., Bionaz, M., MacAdam, J. W., Beauchemin, K.A., Naumann, H.D., and Ates, S. (2020). Milk production, nitrogen utilization, and methane emission of dairy cows grazing grass, forb, and legume-based pastures. Journal of Animal Science 98 skaa220.

Wilson, Randi L., Massimo Bionaz, Jennifer W. MacAdam, Karen A. Beauchemin, Harley D. Naumann, and Serkan Ates. 2020. Milk production, nitrogen utilization, and methane emission of dairy cows grazing grass, forb, and legume-based pastures. Journal of Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa220

Yang, Yungui, Yanyan Lin, Lu Zhao, Xuemei Yang, Ting Guo, and David B. Hannaway. 2021. Influence of ensiling additives on silage quality of several oat cultivars. International Journal of Science 8(2): 23-31. http://www.ijscience.org/download/IJS-8-2-23-31.pdf

Zhang, Ruxin, ShuhaoTan, David Hannaway, and Weizhu Dai. 2020. Multi-household grassland management pattern promotes ecological efficiency of livestock production. Ecological Economics 171 106618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106618.

Zhang, Y., MacAdam, J. W., Villalba, J., and Dai, X. (2020). Nutritive value and plant secondary compounds influence forage in vitro digestibility. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 101:334-340.

Zhu, Yajuan and Guojie Wang. 2020. Rainwater use process of Caragana intermedia in semi-arid zone, Tibetan Plateau. Frontiers in Earth Science-Hydrosphere. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.00231.

Extension Publications

Bohle, M. (2021) On-Farm Nitrogen Rates Effect on ‘Hoody’ Winter Barley Yield, Quality, Nutrient Concentration and Uptake at Lone Pine, Oregon in 1994.  Central Oregon Ag Research and Extension Center 2020 Report.  Oregon State University Pages: 47-53. https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/sites/agscid7/files/assets/coarec_annual_report_2020_final.pdf

Brummer, Fara, Serkan Ates, David B. Hannaway, 2021. Birdsfoot Trefoil in Irrigated Pastures: Northern Great Basin Pasture Systems Can Benefit From Legume Interseeding. Oregon State Univ. Extension Ser. EM 9319. https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9319

Creech, J. E., Yost, M., Cardon, G., Ransom, C., and Clark, J. (2020). Considerations for crop rotation from alfalfa to corn. USU Extension.

Dreves, A., N. Kaur, M. Bohle, D. Hannaway, G. Fisher, and S. Rondon. 2020. Insect and Mite Pests of PNW Pastures. https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/pnw750.pdf

Fery, Melissa, David Hannaway, David Chaney, Maud Powell, and Garry Stephenson. 2020. Introduction to Pasture & Grazing Management. Oregon State University Extension Service Circular. https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9302.pdf

Hannaway, and Forage-Livestock Systems Working Group. 2021. Oregon Forages. Web segment within Forage Information System. https:/forages.oregonstate.edu/Oregon

Johnson, S., Brummer, J. E., Obour, A., Moore, A. C., Holman, J., Schipanski, M. E. (2020). Cover Crops Grown Post-Wheat for Forage Under Dryland Conditions in the High Plains (MF3523 ed.). Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University Extension.

Norberg, O.S., C. Tanner, M. Bohle, S. Fransen. 2021. Soil nutrient management and importance for Inland PNW perennial forage/pastures systems. Chapter in East-side Pasture Management Calendar.

Norberg, O.S., D. Llewellyn, S. Fransen, S. Kesoju. 2021. Increasing Value of Corn Silage in Corn-Triticale System by Intercropping with Forage Soybean. WSU Extension Publications.

Shawver, C. J., Brummer, J. E., Ippolito, J., Ahola, J. K., Rhoades, R. D. (2020). Management-intensive Grazing (MiG) on Irrigated Pasture (1.635st ed.). Fort Collins, CO: CSU Extension.

Shawver, C. J., Brummer, J. E., Ippolito, J., Ahola, J. K., Rhoades, R. D. (2020). Management-intensive Grazing (MiG) and Soil Health (0.570th ed.). Fort Collins, CO: CSU Extension.

Shawver, C. J., Brummer, J. E., Ippolito, J., Ahola, J. K., Rhoades, R. D. (2020). Managing Cattle Impacts When Grazing on Wet Soils (1.634st ed.). Fort Collins, CO: CSU Extension.

Yost, M., Allen, L., Creech, J. E., Putnam, D. H., Gale, J. A., and Shewmaker, G. (2020). Ten reasons why alfalfa is highly suitable for the West. USU Extension.

Yost, M., Cardon, G., Allen, L., Sorenson, B., Egbert, K., Creech, J. E., Ransom, C., and Ramirez, R. (2020). Chemigation guide. USU Extension

Yost, M., Powell, C., Creech, J. E., Cardon, G., Gale, J. A., Pace, M., Kitchen, B. M., Price, S., Heaton, K., Nelson, R. M., Wilde, T., and Russell, K. (2020). Nitrogen Fertilizer Guide for First-Year Small Grains Following Alfalfa. USU Extension

Book Chapters

Allen, L., and MacAdam, J. W. (2020). Irrigation and water management. pp. 497-513 In M. Collins, C.J. Nelson, K.J. Moore, and D. Redfearn (ed.) Forages, Vol. II: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, 7th Ed., Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.

MacAdam, J. W., and Nelson, C.J. (2020). Plant-water relations in forage crops. pp. 113-126 In M. Collins, C.J. Nelson, K.J. Moore, and D. Redfearn (ed.) Forages, Vol. II: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, 7th Ed., Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.

Parajuli, A., L. Yu, M. Peel, D. See, S. Wagner, S. Norberg, Z. Zhang. Chapter 15: Self-Incompatibility, Inbreeding Depression, and Potential to Develop Inbred Lines in Alfalfa: A Review. In The Alfalfa Genome. Springer Nature L. Yu and C. Kole editors.

Proceedings and Abstracts

Creech, J. E., Loveland, C., Yost, M., Ransom, C., and Putnam, D. (2020). How to avoid glyphosate injury in glyphosate-resistant alfalfa. (vol. 73, pp. 72). Proceedings of the Western Society of Weed Science.

Lin, S., C.A. Medina, S. Norberg, D. Combs, G. Wang, G. Shewmaker, S. Fransen, D. Llewellyn, Long-Xi Yu. 2020. Genome-Wide Association Studies Identifying Multiple Loci Associated with Alfalfa Forage Quality. Virtual 2020 American Society of Agronomy.

Harrison, J. H., K. Fullerton, L. Whitefield, E. Mackey, K. Bowers, S. Norberg. 2020. Economics of Capture of Phosphorus from Liquid Dairy Manure (Abstract #81629). 2020 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting.

Norberg, O.S., L. Yu, D.K. Combs, G.E. Shewmaker, G.J. Wang, D. A. Llewellyn, S.C. Fransen and E. van Santen. 2020. Genetic Range in Forage Quality Constituents and Their Value to Forage Quality. Virtual 2020 American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting.

Norberg, S., E. Mackey, S. Fransen, J. Harrison, J. H., D. Llewellyn, L. Whitefield. 2020.  Refining Practical Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Test Recommendations and Utilizing Struvite in Modern Alfalfa Systems. Virtual 2020 American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting.

Norberg, S., E. Mackey, S. Fransen, J. Harrison, J. H., D. Llewellyn, L. Whitefield. 2020.  Developing Practical Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Tests Recommendations and Utilizing Struvite In Modern Alfalfa Systems. Virtual National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting.

Norberg, O.S., L. Yu, D.K. Combs, G.E. Shewmaker, G.J. Wang, D. A. Llewellyn, S.C. Fransen and E. van Santen. 2020. Quantifying the Potential increase in Alfalfa Value and Identifying Molecular Markers That Influence Quality. Virtual National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting.

Norberg, S., E. Mackey, S. Fransen, J. Harrison, J. H., D. Llewellyn, L. Whitefield. 2020. Phosphorus and Potassium: How Low Can You Go In Alfalfa? 2021 Virtual Western Nutrient Management Conference.

Shawver, C. J., Brummer, J. E., Ippolito, J. A., Ahola, J. K., Rhoades, R. D. (2019). Short-term Effects of Management-intensive Grazing on Soil Health. Davis, CA: Proceedings, 2019 Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, Cooperative Extension, Plant Sciences Department, University of California.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Burgos-González, C., Villalba, J., Vázquez, R., and Pedernera, M., 2020. Free-choice diet selection by sheep during peripartum. American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) - Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Virtual Meeting. (July 19, 2020 - July 23, 2020)

Clemensen, A., Villalba, J., Rottinghaus, G., Lee, S. T., and Provenza, F. D., 2020. Do plant secondary metabolite-containing forages influence soil dynamics in pasture systems?, Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. (February 16, 2020 - February 20, 2020)

Getz, M., and Creech, J. E. (2020). Targeting late flowering time and forage quality association study within a segregating orchardgrass population. Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meeting.

Lagrange, S. P., MacAdam, J. W., and Villalba, J., 2020. Grazing diverse combination of tanniferous and non-tanniferous legumes: implications for foraging behavior, performance and hair cortisol in beef cattle, American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) - Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Virtual Meeting. (July 19, 2020 - July 23, 2020)

Lira, R., MacAdam, J. W., Sales, F., and Villalba, J. 2020. Supplementation strategies to enhance intake of romerillo (Chiliotrichum diffusum) by sheep in southern Patagonia, Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. (February 16, 2020 - February 20, 2020)

MacAdam, J. W. 2019. The elevated carbohydrate concentrations of high altitude-grown perennial legume forages. Crop Science Society of America, San Antonio, Texas.

Miller, R. L., Long, J., Waldron, B., Isom, S., Rood, K., Creech, J. E., Peel, M., Briscoe, J., Rose, M., and Hadfield, J. (2020). Impacts of grass-legume mixtures versus monocultures on nitrogen cycling in an organic dairy grazing system. Washington State University: Pacific and Mountain West Nutrient Cycling, Soil Health and Food Safety Virtual Conference.

Miller, R. L., Long, J., Waldron, B., Isom, S., Rood, K., Creech, J. E., Peel, M., Briscoe, J., Rose, M., and Hadfield, J. (2020). Improving organic grazing systems. Washington State University: Pacific and Mountain West Nutrient Cycling, Soil Health and Food Safety Virtual Conference.

Pedernera, M., Vulliez, A., and Villalba, J., 2020. The influence of prior experience on dietary diversity in sheep, American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) - Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Virtual Meeting. (July 19, 2020 - July 23, 2020)

Roberts, C., Yost, M., Ransom, C., and Creech, J. E. (2020). The impacts of irrigation, herbicide, and oat companion crop on spring-seed alfalfa. Western Society of Crop Science annual meeting.

Spackman, C., Monaco, T., and Villalba, J. 2020. Medusahead silicon, constraining factors of control, and research needs, Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. (February 16, 2020 - February 20, 2020)

Spackman, C., Cooper, A., and Villalba, J. 2020. Society for Range Management Annual Meeting,, "Timing of Glyphosate Application to Increase Cattle Consumption of Medusahead," Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. (February 16, 2020 - February 20, 2020)

Villalba, J., Pedernera, M., Mereu, A., 2019. Preference for inorganic sources of calcium and phosphorus in sheep, American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) - Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Austin, Texas, July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019.

Villalba, J., Pedernera, M., Mereu, A., 2019 Preference for inorganic sources of magnesium and phosphorus in sheep," American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) - Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Austin, Texas, July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019.

Volenec, J.J., MacAdam, J. W. 2019. C. Jerry Nelson: A Career with global impact. Crop Science Society of America

Theses and Dissertations

Bolletta, A. I. (MacAdam, J.W., advisor). 2020. Enhancing the production and sustainability of pasture-fed beef using non-traditional legume forages. Doctoral Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Guevara, R.D. (Villalba, J.J., advisor). 2019. Enteric methane and nitrogen emissions in beef cattle grazing a tannin-containing legume relative to feedlot and traditional pasture-based production systems. Master’s Thesis. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Lagrange, S. P. (Villalba, J.J., advisor). 2020. Influence of forage diversity and condensed tannins on livestock foraging behavior, production and environmental impact. Doctoral Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Loveland, C. (Creech, J. E., advisor). 2020. Response of glyphosate-resistant alfalfa to glyphosate application in the Intermountain West. Master’s Thesis. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Pound, C. (Yost, M., advisor). 2020. Nitrogen fertilizer needs of first-year small grains following alfalfa. Master’s Thesis. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Rose, M. (Creech, J. E., advisor). 2019. Herbage characteristics affecting intake by dairy heifers grazing grass-monoculture and grass-birdsfoot trefoil pastures. Master’s Thesis. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Slebodnik, K.A. (Reeve, J.R., advisor). 2020. Effect of plant-derived tannins on nitrogen and carbon cycling in pasture soils. Master’s Thesis. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Spackman, C.N. (Villalba, J.J., advisor). 2019. A model explaining medusahead invasion and novel targeted grazing approaches to control. Doctoral Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Popular Press

MacAdam, J. W., and Yost, M. (2020). Mountain Hay. Progressive Forage, Issue 2, February 1, 2020.

Shawver, C. J., Brummer, J. E. (2020). Land Use Change, MiG and Soil Health. Progressive Forage. https://www.progressiveforage.com/forage-types/grasses-and-grazing/land-use-change-mig-and-soil-health.

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