Primary aspects of this plant-animal interface research program includes simultaneous quantifying of forage persistence and sustainability with animal responses to stocking strategies and grazing intensities. Component research areas include forage germplasm evaluations for team-released varieties; assessment of soil nutrient status under long-term nutrient cycling with fertilizer-stocking regimens; cow-calf and stocker performance on bermudagrass, small grains, ryegrass, and clover; and lifetime animal performance attributes from birth-to-pasture-to-feedlot-carcass with database archival on BeefSys.

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Academic Articles97
  • Napier, J. D., Grabowski, P. P., Lovell, J. T., Bonnette, J., Mamidi, S., Gomez-Hughes, M. J., ... Juenger, T. E. (2022). A generalistspecialist trade-off between switchgrass cytotypes impacts climate adaptation and geographic range. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119(15), e2118879119.
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  • Woli, P., Rouquette, F. M., Long, C. R., Tedeschi, L. O., & Scaglia, G. (2022). Modifying the National Research Council weight gain model to estimate daily gain for stockers grazing bermudagrass in the southern United States. Journal of Animal Science. 100(2), skac011.
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  • Rouquette, F. M., Norman, K. D., & Long, C. (2022). Supplementation of Corriente steers stocked on bermudagrass pastures sodseeded with ryeryegrass before the feedlot period. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 8(1),
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  • Smith, W. B., Banta, J. P., Foster, J. L., Redmon, L. A., Machado, T. J., Tedeschi, L. O., & Rouquette, F. M. (2021). Effects of supplementation of dried distillers grains with solubles to beef steers grazing Coastal bermudagrass on performance on pasture and in feedlot, and carcass characteristics. Applied Animal Science. 37(2), 155-165.
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  • Woli, P., Rouquette, F. M., Long, C. R., & Tedeschi, L. O. (2021). Estimating the daily nutritive value of bermudagrass for grazing livestock. Applied Animal Science. 37(1), 1-10.
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  • Smith, W. B., Callaway, T. R., Tedeschi, L. O., Rouquette, F. M., Sheridan, T., & Adamski, J. (2016). Prebiotic and Probiotic Approaches to Improving Food Safety on the Farm and Their Implications on Human Health. Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Nutrition and Health. InTech.
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  • Taliaferro, C. M., Rouquette, F. M., & Mislevy, P. (2004). Bermudagrass and Stargrass. Agronomy. Agronomy Monographs. 417-475. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America.
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  • Young, W. C., & Barker, R. E. (1997). Ryegrass Seed Production in Oregon. Ecology, Production, and Management of <i>Lolium</i> for Forage in the USA. 123-138. Crop Science Society of America.
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Conference Papers7
  • Hines, A. R., Gray, K., Muir, J. P., Bellows, B., Rouquette, F., & Smith, W. B. (2021). Soil nutrient profile from cool-season forages fertilized with manure from steers supplemented with titrated levels of dried distillers grains. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 99, 340-340.
  • Woods, S. A., Rouquette, F., Carstens, G. E., Forbes, T., & Ellis, W. C. (2014). Effects of level of protein supplementation on performance of crossbred calves grazing Tifton 85 bermudagrass. POULTRY SCIENCE. 83, 38-38.
  • Rouquette, F., & Ortega, L. (2007). Economic strategies for stocking rate and supplementation of stockers grazing rye-ryegrass pastures. POULTRY SCIENCE. 86, 335-335.
  • Hawks, K. R., Miller, R. K., Forbes, T., Rouquette, F., Holloway, J. W., & Warrington, B. G. (2007). Maximizing carcass characteristics of grass- and grain-fed Bonsmara steers using electrical stimulation. POULTRY SCIENCE. 86, 601-601.
  • Rouquette, F. M., Estefan, G., Turner, J. W., & Hutcheson, D. P. (2004). Birth season, preweaning stocking rates and sex effects on birth-to-harvest growth and carcass composition of Simmental-sired calves. POULTRY SCIENCE. 83, 430-430.
Repository Documents / Preprints3
  • MacQueen, A. H., Zhang, L. i., Bonnette, J., Boe, A. R., Fay, P. A., Fritschi, F. B., ... Juenger, T. E. (2021). Mapping of genotype-by-environment interactions in phenology identifies two cues for flowering in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
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  • Zhang, L. i., Weng, X., Behrman, K., Bonnette, J., Reilley, J., Rouquette, F., ... Juenger, T. (2020). QTL x environment interactions for panicle traits in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
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  • VanWallendael, A., Bonnette, J., Juenger, T. E., Fritschi, F. B., Fay, P. A., Mitchell, R. B., ... Lowry, D. B. (2019). Geographic variation in the genetic basis of resistance to leaf rust between locally adapted ecotypes of the biofuel crop switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
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