Grasses Research


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Personnel

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Professor
Native grasslands management

Amanda Joy Ashworth
Research Associate II
Native warm season grasses

 

News

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

Video


(2 mentions)

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.



(2 mentions)

Preventing Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle 
UT experts talk about the danger of nitrate toxicity and how you can prevent it on your farm.



(1 mention)

Tennessee Athletic Field Tester (TAFT) 
Adam Thoms, Research Leader of the Center for Athletic Field Safety at the University of Tennessee, explains the Tennessee Athletic Field Tester (TAFT).



(1 mention)

Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.


 

Recent Publications

Hickory and Oak Growth Over 10 Years in Response to Initial Fertilization.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Managing Native Grass Forages: Grazing Native Grasses - Early Studies on Native Grass Forages - a Tribute to some Pioneers.  Keyser, P. D.  2018.  Beef and Forage Center monthly web Article.

Tolerance of native ornamental grasses to over-the-top applications of Pylex herbicide.  Marble, C. M., M. T. Elmore, and J. T. Brosnan.  2018.  HortScience, In press.

Management of native-warm-season grasses for beef cattle and biomass production in the Mid-South USA Backus, W. M., J. C. Waller, G. E. Bates, C. A. Harper, A. M. Saxton, D. McIntosh, J. Birkhead, and P. D. Keyser.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, 95:3142-3153.

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Chapter 9: Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in the Appalachian Region Davis, V., J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Influences of height-based management on forage nutritive value of four warm-season forage grasses Gelley, C. H., R. N. Oakes, and G. E. Bates.  2017.  Crop, forage, turfgrass mangement, v 3.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Using Native Grasses in Grass Finished Beef, February 2017.  Keyser, P. D.  2017.  Beef and Forage Center monthly web article, Feb 2017, February, 2017.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Grazing Native Grasses – How Difficult Is It?.  Keyser, P. D.  2017.  Beef and Forage Center monthly web article, Sept 2017.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Grazing Native Grasses - Winter Care of Native Grasses, December 2017.  Keyser, P. D.  2017.  Beef and Forage Center monthly web Article.

Adjusting mowers for native grasses.  Keyser, P. D., and J. C. Walton.  2017.  Progressive Forage Grower, (37,154), June 2017.

What common pests lurk in your native grasses?.  Keyser, P. D., D. McIntosh, and D. Guerry.  2017.  Progressive Forage Grower, (37,145), April 2017.