Pasture Research

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Groups and Facilities

(5 mentions)

UT Beef and Forage Center 
Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.

(2 mentions)

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



5 Things You Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

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

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


(5 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)

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

(1 mention)

Soil Testing 
If youíre looking for a healthy garden or green grass, itís good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and itís all done in a special lab in Nashville.

(1 mention)

Little River Facility 
Itís long been an issue in farming Ė how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.

(1 mention)

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


Recent Publications

Cattle producer willingness to afforest pastureland and sequester carbon.  Claytor, H., C. D. Clark, D. M. Lambert, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  Forest Policy and Economics, 92(2018): 43-54.

W648 2018 Fire Ant Management in Pastures and Rangeland Vail, K. M., K. Flanders, J. Oliver, and K. Addesso.  2018.  UT Extension.

Conversion of native rangelands into cultivated pasturelands in subtropical ecosystems - Impacts on aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen.  Xu, S., M. L. Silveira, L. E. Sollenberger, P. Viegas, J. J. J. Lacerda, and M. Azenha.  2018.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. [Abstract]

Spring pasture following the drought.  Bates, G. E.  2017.  TCA Cattle Business. Feb.

Prepartum lying behaviour of Holstein dairy cattle housed on pasture through parturition.  C. A. Rice, N. L. Eberhart, and P. D. Krawczel.  2017.  Animals, 7:32-41.

Dairy cows and heifers prefer to calve in a bedded pack barn or natural forage compared to open pasture.  Edwards, E., K. L. Proudfoot, H. M. Dann, and P. D. Krawczel.  2017.  212 in Proceedings of the 51st International Congress of the International Society of Applied Etholo.

Fire Ants in Pastures and Rangeland Flanders, K., and K. M. Vail.  2017.  UT Extension PB 1690 The Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual (revision).

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance as a Risk Management Tool.  Griffith, A. P.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 343.

Pasture Associated Laminitis.  Ivey, J. L.  2017.  UT Extension Publication, W 450.

Pasture Associated Laminitis.  Ivey, J. L.  2017.  Southern Equine Consortium.

Pasture Management 101: Grass Species.  Ivey, J. L., and H. E. Ashburn.  2017.  The Horse.

Pasture Management 101: Renovating Horse Fields.  Ivey, J. L., and H. E. Ashburn.  2017.  The Horse.