overview

I am responsible for conducting a forage legume improvement program for Texas. The primary emphasis of this program is the development of reliable, productive, pest resistant forage legumes that complement existing forage-animal production systems or allow development of new systems. This research includes: forage legume germplasm collection and evaluation; crossing and population development; pest resistance screening; selection for various traits, including seed production, maturity, and ecoregion adaptation. Cultivar development, ranging from initial selections to licensing and PVP applications, is a large component of this program.

selected publications
Academic Articles45
  • Smith, G. R., Rouquette Jr, F. M., DeLaune, P., Kochan, K., Wheeler, T., & Wolff, N. C. (2023). Registration of 'Giant' forage cowpea. JOURNAL OF PLANT REGISTRATIONS.
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  • Prem, W., Gerald, R. S., Charles, L., & Francis, M. (2022). Assessing Cowpea-Wheat Double Cropping Strategies in the Southern United States Using the DSSAT Crop Model. Agricultural Sciences. 13(06), 758-775.
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  • Smith, G. R., & Rouquette, M. (2022). TX-BHS berseem clover germplasm. JOURNAL OF PLANT REGISTRATIONS. 16(2), 410-416.
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  • Maity, A., Singh, V., Martins, M. B., Ferreira, P. J., Smith, G. R., & Bagavathiannan, M. (2021). Species identification and morphological trait diversity assessment in ryegrass (Lolium spp.) populations from the Texas Blackland Prairies. WEED SCIENCE. 69(3), 379-392.
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  • Smith, G. R., Rouquette, F., & DeLaune, P. (2020). 'Ace' forage cowpea. JOURNAL OF PLANT REGISTRATIONS. 14(2), 126-133.
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Chapters1
  • Rouquette, M. J., Corriher-Olson, V., & Smith, G. R. (2020). Management strategies for pastures and beef cattle in the Middle-South: The I-20 Corridor. MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE CATTLE PRODUCTION IN SOUTHERN PASTURES. 123-187. Elsevier.
Conference Papers5
  • Contreras-Govea, F. E., Marsalis, M. A., Angadi, S. V., Smith, G. R., & Lauriault, L. M. (2010). Fermentation characteristics of corn-lablab bean silage mixtures. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE. 93, 50-50.
  • Contreras-Govea, F. E., Marsalis, M. A., Angadi, S. V., Smith, G. R., & Lauriault, L. M. (2010). Fermentation characteristics of forage sorghum-lablab bean silage mixtures. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE. 93, 50-50.
  • Nelson, L. R., Pemberton, I. J., & Smith, G. R. (2001). Breeding Italian annual ryegrass for tolerance to Pythium ultimum. PROCEEDINGS OF THE XIX INTERNATIONAL GRASSLAND CONGRESS. 134-135.
  • Evers, G. W., & Smith, G. R. (2001). Selecting crimson clover for hard seed and late maturity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE XIX INTERNATIONAL GRASSLAND CONGRESS. 557-557.
  • Ocumpaugh, W. R., Bade, D. H., Cassida, K. A., Coleman, S. W., Grichar, W. J., Hussey, M. A., ... Smith, G. R. (1998). Limits of adaptation of a burr medic selection naturalized in South Texas. 1998 AMERICAN FORAGE AND GRASSLAND COUNCIL, PROCEEDINGS. 7, 148-152.
Email
g-smith@tamu.edu
First Name
Gerald
Last Name
Smith