Fescue Research


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Turfgrass Weeds 
Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.


 

News

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

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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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Drought 
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

Cattle Producers Drought Response in the Fescue Belt.  Boyer, C., A. P. Griffith, D. M. Lambert, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2019.  Southern Region Water Conference, College Station, TX, July 23-25, 2019.

Economic and Production Performance of Grazing Native Grasses in the Fescue Belt.  Boyer, C., and P. D. Keyser.  2019.  Science to Solutions – Working Lands for Wildlife, NRCS.

Summary of Economic and Production Performance of Grazing Native Grasses as Forage in the Fescue Belt.  Boyer, C., and P. D. Keyser.  2019.  Agriculture and Resource Economics, Research Report.

Seasonal Hay Feeding for Cattle Production in the Fescue Belt Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, A. P. Griffith, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, pp 1-14. [Abstract]

Impact of perennial warm-season grass forages on profitability of tall fescue-based beef cattle operations.  Brazil, K., P. D. Keyser, A. P. Griffith, C. Boyer, J. T. Mulliniks, and G. E. Bates.  2019.  American Forage and Grasslands Council Annual Meeting, January 6-9, 2019, St. Louis, MO., poster.

An evaluation of early seral plant communities following tall fescue eradication and crop field abandonment.  GeFellers, J. W.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Effects of endophyte-infected tall fescue seed and red clover isoflavones on rumen microbial populations and physiological parameters of beef cattle Melchior, E.A., J. K. Smith, L. Schneider, J. T. Mulliniks, G. E. Bates, M. D. Flythe, J. L. Klotz, J. Huihua, J. P. Goodman, A. R. Lee, J. M. Caldwell, and P. Myer.  2019.  Translational Animal Science, 3:316–328.

Seasonal and diurnal relationship of forage quality and mass in a tall fescue pasture under continuous stocking.  Oakes, R. N., and M. D. Corbin.  2019.  Grassland Sciences.

Forage mass, nutritive value and economic viability of cowpea overseeded in tall fescue and sorghum-sudangrass swards.  Oakes, R. N., M. Quinby, G. E. Bates, and M. D. Corbin.  2019.  Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management.

The Fescues- An Update.  Samples, T. J., and J. C. Sorochan.  2019.  Tennessee Turfgrass Magazine, June/July. Pp. 10-12, 14, 16, 18, 20-23.

The Fescues- An Update.  Samples, T. J., and J. C. Sorochan.  2019.  North Carolina Turfgrass Magazine, Sept/Oct. Pp. 12-14, 16, 18, 20-23.

Effect of induced fescue toxicosis and stress on intestinal tissue apoptosis, barrier function, and intake in steers.  Seay, T. B., K. R. McLeod, R. L. Baldwin VI, J. L. Klotz, J. L Edwards, and K. McLean.  2019.  Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Meeting, Knoxville, TN.