105 Robert F Barnes Graduate Student Competition

Oral Session
C06 Forage and Grazinglands Graduate student presentation contest consisting of original research conducted by graduate students in the Forage and Grazinglands division.
Monday, October 17, 2011: 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 007C

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Geoffrey Brink
R. Mark Sulc
10:15 AM
Grazing Behavior of Steers On Different Forage Systems Comprising Annual Ryegrass and White Clover.
Juan Solomon, Mississippi State University; Bisoondat Macoon, Mississippi State University
10:30 AM
Inoculant Application to Improve the Nutritive Value and Ensiling Characteristics of Sorghum Silage.
Martha E. Thomas, Texas A&M University; Jamie L. Foster, Texas A&M University; Kimberly C. McCuistion, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Zachary Lopez, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Jackie Zradicka, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
11:00 AM
Annual Ryegrass Spring Removal and Regrowth of Tifton 85 Bermudagrass.
Eduardo Alava, University of Florida; Yoana Newman, University of Florida; Diane Rowland, University of Florida; Lynn Sollenberger, University of Florida; Charles Staples, University of Florida; Mary C. Christman, University of Florida; Leonardo Ortega, National Mango Board
11:15 AM
DNA Marker Diversity of Big Bluestem Populations In the North Central and Northeastern USA.
David Price, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Paul Salon, USDA-NRCS; Michael Casler, USDA-ARS
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
1:00 PM
Strip-Planting of Rhizoma Peanut In Bahiagrass Pastures to Increase Production and Sustainability of Low-Input Forage-Livestock Systems In Florida.
Miguel S. Castillo, University of Florida; Lynn E. Sollenberger, University of Florida; Ann R. Blount, University of Florida; Jason A. Ferrell, University of Florida; Mimi J. Williams, USDA-NRCS; Cheryl L. Mackowiak, University of Florida
1:15 PM
Using the Correlation of Forage Digestibility and Morphological Composition to Manage a Cool-Season Grass Sward.
Renata Nave, Ohio State University; R. Mark Sulc, Ohio State University; David Barker, Ohio State University
1:30 PM
Use of Stylosanthes As a Potential Replacement for N Fertilizer In Bahiagrass Pastures.
Andre D. Aguiar, University of Florida; Joao Vendramini, University of Florida; Leandro Galzerano, University of Florida; Leticia Custodio, University of Florida; Gislene Manarim, University of Florida; Eveline Alves, University of Florida
1:45 PM
Evaluation of Nitrogen Fertility on Winter Wheat Forage Yield.
Aaron Franks, Texas A&M University; Daniel Hathcoat, Texas A&M University; Robert Duncan, Texas A&M University; Tony Provin, Texas A&M University
2:00 PM
Lignin and Fermentable Sugars of Perennial Biofuel Crops.
Jeffrey R. Fedenko, University of Florida; John Erickson, University of Florida; Lynn Sollenberger, University of Florida; Kenneth Woodard, University of Florida; Robert Gilbert, University of Florida; Joao Vendramini, University of Florida; Zane Helsel, University of Florida
2:15 PM
The Impact of Mixed and Single-Species Grazing On Soil Hydraulic Properties and Selected Grassland Characteristics.
Brittany R. Parks, West Virginia University; Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw, West Virginia University; Domingo Mata-Padrino, West Virginia University
2:30 PM