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

I AM UTIA -- In Knoxville, Meet Joe Sarten, PE, 12/9/2015

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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

Investigation of Ovine DRD2 Adams, S, C. J. Kojima, J. Britt, M. Miller Jr., B. Koch, J. Andrae, and S. Duckett.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, Volume 96, Issue suppl_3, 7 December 2018, Pages 454–455. [Abstract]

Investigation of DRD2 Adams, S., C. J. Kojima, J. Andrae, and S. Duckett.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, Volume 96, Issue suppl_3, 7 December 2018, Page 208. [Abstract]

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [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]

Impact of ergot alkaloid consumption during mid and late gestation on mammary development and lactation Britt, J., S. Adams, M. Miller Jr., C. J. Kojima, j. Andrae, and S. Duckett.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, Volume 96, Issue suppl_3, 7 December 2018, Pages 233. [Abstract]

Impact of ergot alkaloids fed during gestation on fetal growth and subsequent postnatal growth in ewe lambs Britt, J., S. Adams, M. Miller Jr., C. J. Kojima, j. Andrae, and S. Duckett.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 96, Issue suppl_3, 7 December 2018, Pages 230–231. [Abstract]

Alternatives to conventional nitrogen fertilization on tall fescue and bermudagrass.  Corbin, M. D., and R. N. Oakes.  2018.  American Forage and Grassland Council Conference, Louisville, KY.

Alternatives to conventional nitrogen fertilization on tall fescue and bermudagrass Corbin, M. D., R. N. Oakes, G. E. Bates, D. M. Butler, and S. A. Hawkins.  2018.  Agronomy Journal.

Effects of red clover isoflavones on tall fescue seed fermentation and microbial populations in vitro E. A. Melchior, J. K. Smith, L. Schneider, J. T. Mulliniks, G. E. Bates, Z. D. McFarlane, M. D. Flythe, J. L. Klotz, J. P. Goodman, H. Ji, and P. Myer.  2018.  PLoS One, 13(10): e0201866.

Enhanced polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation in rhizosphere soil planted with tall fescue: Bacterial community and functional gene expression mechanisms Guo, M. X., Z. Q. Gong, R. Miao, C. Jia, J. Bookes, D. Cahill, and J. Zhuang.  2018.  Chemosphere, 212, 15-23.

Effect of biochar amendment on soil properties and biomass yield of Tall Fescue dominated system in Middle Tennessee.  Li, X., S. Jagadamma, and F. R. Walker.  2018.  Biochar 2018, August 20-23, Wilmington, DE.

Influences of Red Clover Isoflavones on Mitigating Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Beef Cattle.  Melchior, E. A.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.