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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Simulated Impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard on U.S. Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment and Conversion Hellwinckel, C. M., C. Clark, M. H. Langholtz, and L. M. Eaton.  2016.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Heifer Development.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, Jan 2016.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Drought.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, Feb 2016.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Fescue Toxicosis.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, Mar 2016.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Profitability.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, Apr 2016.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Extending the Grazing Season for Native Warm-season Grasses.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, June 2016.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Comparing Native Grasses to Summer Annuals.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, Oct 2016.

Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Heifer Development.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  FWF Update Newsletter, Jan/Feb 2016.