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Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.
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.
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.
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.
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.
It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Focus on forages: Summertime fescue toxicosis mitigation strategies.
Smith, J. 2016.
Tennessee Cattle Business Magazine, July.
Evaluation of Chitinase Activity in Tall Fescue Cultivars
Inoculated with Rhizoctonia solani.
Cutulle, M.A., J. Derr, D. McCall, A. Nichols, B. J. Horvath, and T. Sanchez. 2015.
Journal of Environmental Horticulture, 33(4): 143-147.