Grassland Research

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Amanda Joy Ashworth
Research Associate II
Native warm season grasses

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Native grasslands management

Sutie Xu
Post Doc
Grassland Mgmt, Soil Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ec

Groups and Facilities

(7 mentions)

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



Examining the Relationship Between Grasslands and Soil Biodiversity, 2/2/2017

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


(2 mentions)

Native Grasslands 
Native grasses make up an important contribution to overall forage production and UTIA is working to help this critical part of our state's cattle industry and Ag economy.


Recent Publications

Factors affecting 13C enrichment of vegetation and soil in temperate grasslands in Inner Mongolia, China Zhou, Y., W. Zhang, X. Cheng, W. Harris, S. M. Schaeffer, X. Xu, and B. Zhao.  2019.  Journal of Soils and Sediments, 5, 2190-2199.

Risk and Returns from Grazing Warm Season Grasses.  Boyer, C., K. Zechiel, J. Rhinehart, P. D. Keyser, and G. E. Bates.  2018.  American Forage and Grasslands Council. [Abstract]

Continuous Grazing of Native Warm-Season Grass in the Fescue-Belt.  Brazil, K., P. D. Keyser, and G. E. Bates.  2018.  American Forage and Grasslands Council. [Abstract]

Chapter 10: Grasslands.  Pendall, E., and D. Bachelet.  2018.  Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2): A Sus- tained Assessment Report.

Chapter 10: Grasslands Pendall, E., D. Bachelet, R. T. Conant, B. El Masri, L. B. Flanagan, A. K. Knapp, J. Liu, S. Liu, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2018.  Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2): A Sustained Assessment Report, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 399-427.

Which Native Warm-season Grass Variety Would You Plant?.  Richwine, J., and P. D. Keyser.  2018.  American Forage and Grasslands Council. [Abstract]

Effect of N, P, and K Fertilization on Yield of Native Warm-season Grass.  Richwine, J., P. D. Keyser, A. Ashworth, and G. E. Bates.  2018.  American Forage and Grasslands Council. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Five Warm-season Forages for Beef Cattle Production.  Zechiel, K., J. Rhinehart, P. D. Keyser, G. E. Bates, and C. Boyer.  2018.  American Forage and Grasslands Council. [Abstract]

Influence of post-weaning management system during the finishing phase on grasslands or feedlot on aiming to improvement of the beef cattle production Barbero, R. P., E. B. Malheiros, R. N. Oakes, J. T. Mulliniks, L. M. Deviatti, J. F. W. Koscheck, E. P. Romanzini, A. C. Ferrari, D. M. Renesto, T. T. Berchielli, A. C. Ruggieri, and R. A. Reis.  2017.  Agricultural Systems.

Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council.  Bates, G. E.  2017.  TCA Cattle Business. Oct.

Improving grassland bird habitat with grazing management.  K. Brazil, and P. D. Keyser.  2017.  Progressive Forage Grower, (37,514), October 2017.

UT studies relationship of grasslands and soil biodiversity, on NIFA-AFRI project.  Keyser, P. D.  2017.  Farm World Magazine, (Feb 13, 2017) interviewed for May 25 article.