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.



The Hat, 1/17/2019

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

Seasonal Hay Feeding for Cattle Production in the Fescue Belt Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, A. P. Griffith, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2020.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 52(1), 16-29. [Abstract]

Calving location preference and changes in lying and exploratory behavior of preparturient dairy cattle with access to pasture Edwards, E. M., P. D. Krawczel, H. M. Dann, L. Schneider, B. Whitlock, and K. Proudfoot.  2020.  Journal of Dairy Science.

W648 2020 Fire Ant Management in Pastures and Rangeland Vail, K. M., K. Flanders, J. Oliver, K. Addesso, and K. Palmer.  2020.  Revision, UT Extension.

Potential Effects of Pasture Conversion from Cool Season to Warm Season Grasses on Water Quality in the Oostanaula River Watershed.  B. Shoghli, J. Schwartz, S. A. Hawkins, F. R. Walker, C. D. Clark, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  Proceedings of the 2019 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

Pasture Management Influence on Amount of Hay Fed to Beef Cattle.  Boyer, C., A. P. Griffith, D. M. Lambert, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2019.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, Birmingham, AL. February 2-5, 2019.

Avian Density and Nest Survival and Beef Production on Continuously- Grazed Native Warm-Season Grass Pastures.  Brazil, K.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Managing pasture to maximize dry cow benefits Couture, V., G. M. Pighetti, P. D. Krawczel, and E. Eckelkamp.  2019.  UT Extension Publication, W 812.

Bivariate MIMIC Analysis of Pasture Management and Prescribed Grazing Practices Used by Beef Cattle Producers.  Holley, Kristen, K. L. Jensen, D. M. Lambert, and C. D. Clark.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Jan. 2020. Vol 4, pp. 56-77.

Best management practice adoption, convexity, and sediment abatement: A case study of beef cattle producers in East Tennessee Lambert, D.M., L. Medwid, C. D. Clark, S. A. Hawkins, and H. A. McClellan.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. [Abstract]

Seasonal and diurnal relationship of forage quality and mass in a tall fescue pasture under continuous stocking.  Oakes, R. N., and M. D. Corbin.  2019.  Grassland Sciences.

Tennessee Cropland, Irrigated Cropland, and Pastureland Cash Rental Rates for 2019.  Smith, S. A.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication. September, W377.

Tennessee Cropland, Irrigated Cropland and Pastureland Cash Rental Rates for 2019.  Smith, S. A., and R. G. Bowling.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W377, September 2019.