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Groups and Facilities

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Turfgrass Weeds 
Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.



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Forage Research 
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer – when fields are usually barren.

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Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.

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Hay Auction 
As fall approaches, Tennessee farmers must stock up on hay to feed their cattle through the winter. But sometimes a year of iffy rainfall may force animal owners to look beyond their farms for forage.

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Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.

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It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.


Recent Publications

Rumen-protected arginine alters blood flow parameters and luteinizing hormone concentration in cyclic beef cows consuming toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue seed Green, M. A., B. Whitlock, J. L. Edwards, E. J. Scholljegerdes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) yield and trace metals and organics uptake at high soil amendments rates of a Class B municipal biosolids.  Hawkins, S. A., C. Borman, C. Burbage, and A. Myers.  2016.  Tenth Anniversary Symposium of China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change, Hubei University, Yixin, China.

Effects of Aminocyclopyrachlor plus Metsulfuron on Tall Fescue Yield, Forage Quality, and Ergot Alkaloid Concentration. Weed Technology 30:171-180.  Israel, T. D., G. E. Bates, T. C. Mueller, J. C. Waller, and G. N. Rhodes.  2016.  Weed Technology.

Association of genotype at DRD2 with growth and reproductive performance traits in bulls grazing toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue Jennings, K. J.  2016.  M. S. Thesis.

Association of DRD2 with Gr owth and Performance Traits in Cattle Grazing Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Jennings, K., C. J. Kojima, S. Pratt, and C. Burnett.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 94 Suppl. 1.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Fescue Toxicosis.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, Mar 2016.

Native Warm-season Grasses Complement Tall Fescue.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Progressive Forage Grower (37,154), March 2016.

Vasoactivity and Vasoconstriction Changes in Cattle Related to Time off Toxic Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Klotz, J. L., G. E. Aiken, J. R. Bussard, A. P. Foote, D. L. Harmon, B. M. Goff, F. N. Schrick, and J. R. Strickland.  2016.  Toxins, Toxins 2016, 8(10), 271-290; doi:10.3390/toxins8100271.

The effect of endophyte infected tall fescue and isoflavones on rumen microbial populations and beef cattle production in Tennessee.  Melchior, E. A., J. T. Mulliniks, G. E. Bates, J. Smith, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Poultry litter as a sustainable fertilizer for stockpiled tall fescue during winter grazing in Middle Tennessee Oakes, R. N., R. P. Barbero, C. Boyer, M. D. Corbin, and G. E. Bates.  2016.  Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management.

Nitrogen Rate and Initiation Date Effect on Stockpiled Tall Fescue During Fall Grazing in Tennessee Oakes, R. N., R. P. Barbero, C. Boyer, M. D. Corbin, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2016.  Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management.

Focus on forages: Summertime fescue toxicosis mitigation strategies.  Smith, J.  2016.  Tennessee Cattle Business Magazine, July.