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Personnel

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Professor
Native grasslands management

Amanda Joy Ashworth
Research Associate II
Native warm season grasses

 

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

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.

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. [More]

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. [More]

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.

Genotypic and phenotypic evaluation of off-type grasses in hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy) putting greens using genotyping-by-sequencing and morphological characterization Reasor, E. H., J. T. Brosnan, M. E. Staton, T. Lane, R. N. Trigiano, P. A. Wadl, J. A. Conner, and B. M. Schwartz.  2017.  Hereditas.

Grassland Bird use of Production Stands of Native Grasses in the Mid-South USA.  West, A. S., P. D. Keyser, D. A. Buehler, and J. Morgan.  2017.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology, In prep.

Forage Nutritive Value and Herbage Mass Relationship of Four Warm-Season Grasses Gelley, C. H., R. N. Oakes, and G. E. Bates.  2016.  Agronomy Journal.