Forage and Grassland Management

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Scientific Journals:

2017

  • Heitman, A.J, M.S. Castillo, T.J. Smyth, C.R. Crozier, Z. Wang, and R.J. Gehl. 2017. Biomass and Sweet sorghum fertilized with swine lagoon effluent for bioenergy. Agron. J. DOI:10.2134/agronj2017.02.0110. (pdf)
  • Heitman, A.J., M.S. Castillo, T.J. Smyth, C.R. Crozier, Z. Wang, R.W. Heiniger, and R.J. Gehl. 2017. Nitrogen fertilization effects on yield and nutrient removal of biomass and sweet sorghum. Agron. J. DOI:10.2134/agronj2016.12.0710. (pdf)
  • Romero, J.J., Y. Zhao, M.A. Balseca-Paredes, F. Tiezzi, E. Gutierrez-Rodriguez, and M.S. Castillo. 2017. Laboratory silo type and inoculation effects on nutritional composition, fermentation, and bacterial and fungal communities of oat silage. J. Dairy Sci. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11642. (pdf)

2015

  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, M.K. Mullenix, A.R. Blount, M.J. Williams, and C.L. Mackowiak. 2015. Grazing management strategies affect year-after establishment performance of a legume strip-planted into warm-season grass pasture. Crop Sci. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0090. (pdf)
  • Na, C., L.E. Sollenberger, J.E. Erickson, K.R. Woodard, M.S. Castillo, M.K. Mullenix, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2015. Management of perennial warm-season bioenergy grasses. II. Seasonal differences in elephantgrass and energycane morphological characteristics affect responses to harvest frequency and timing. Bioenergy Res. DOI 10.1007/s12155-014-9542-5. (pdf)

2014

  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, J.A. Ferrell, A.R. Blount, M.J. Williams, and C.L. Mackowiak. 2014. Seedbed preparation techniques and weed control strategies for strip-planting rhizoma peanut into warm-season grass pastures. Crop Sci. 54: 1868- 1875. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2013.06.0408. (pdf)
  • Sollenberger, L.E., K.R. Woodard, J.M.B. Vendramini, J.E. Erickson, K.A. Langeland, M. K. Mullenix, C. Na, M.S. Castillo, M. Gallo, C.D. Chase, and Y. López. 2014. Invasive populations of elephantgrass differ in morphological and growth characteristics from taxa selected for biomass production. Bioenergy Res. DOI 10.1007/s12155-014-9478-9. (pdf)
  • Mullenix, M.K., L.E. Sollenberger, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, Maria L. Silveira, and M.S. Castillo. 2014. Growth habit of rhizoma peanut affects establishment and spread when strip-planted in bahiagrass pastures. Crop Sci. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2014.03.0254. (pdf)

2013

  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, J.A. Ferrell, A.R. Blount, M.J. Williams, and C.L. Mackowiak. 2013. Strategies to control competition to strip-planted legume into a warm-season grass pasture. Crop Sci. 53:2255-2263. (pdf)
  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, A.R. Blount, J.A. Ferrell, M.J. Williams, and C.L. Mackowiak. 2013. Strip planting legume into a warm-season grass pasture: defoliation effects during the year of establishment. Crop Sci. 53:724-731. (pdf)

2011

  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, K.R. Woodard, G.A. O’Connor, M.L. Silveira, and J.B. Sartain. 2011. Incorporation of municipal biosolids affects organic N mineralization and elephantgrass biomass production. Agron. J. 103:899- 905. (pdf)

2010

  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, K.R. Woodard, G.A. O’Connor, Y.C. Newman, M.L. Silveira, and J.B. Sartain. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: I. Elephantgrass biomass production and soil responses. Agron. J. 102:1308-1313. (pdf)
  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, K.R. Woodard, J.T. Gilmour, G.A. O’Connor, Y.C. Newman, M.L. Silveira, and J.B. Sartain. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: II. Decomposition and organic nitrogen mineralization. Agron. J. 102:1314-1320. (pdf)

2008

  • Castillo, M.S., and A.L. Wright. 2008. Microbial activity and phosphorus availability in a subtropical soil under different land uses. World J. Agric. Sci. 4:314-320. (pdf)
  • Castillo, M.S., and A.L. Wright. 2008. Soil phosphorus pools in Histosols under sugarcane and pasture in the Everglades, Florida. Geoderma. 145:130-135. (pdf)

2006

  • Castillo, M.S., M. Vélez, J.C. Rosas, and R. Trabanino. 2006. Producción y composición de los cultivares Mulato I y II de Brachiaria híbridos inoculados con Micorriza y Trichoderma harzianum. Ceiba. 47:25-32. (pdf)

 

Extension Publications:

 

  • Castillo M.S. 2015. Increasing Diversity in Grasslands: Grazing Management Effects. Forage notes #1. (pdf)
  • Romero, J.J, and M.S. Castillo. 2015. Forage Coservation: Troubleshooting Hay and Silage Production. Forage notes #2. (pdf)
  • Romero, J.J., M.S. Castillo, and J.C.2015. Burns. Forage Conservation Techniques – Silage Production. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. AG-810. (in preparation)
  • Romero, J.J., M.S. Castillo, J.C. Burns, J.P. Mueller, and J.T. Green. 2014. Forage Conservation Techniques – Hay Production. AG-803. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.(pdf)
  • Castillo, M.S., D.A. Crouse, D.L. Osmond, D. Hardy, J.C. Burns, and J.T. Green. 2014. Forage Fertilization in North Carolina: Concepts and Guidelines. AG-804. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. (pdf)
  • Romero, J.J., M.S. Castillo, J.C. Burns, P. Moriel, and S. Davidson. 2014. Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices. AG-792. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. (pdf)
  • Castillo, M.S., P. Mueller, J.T. Green. 2013. Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts. AG-789. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. (pdf).
  • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, J.A. Ferrell, and A.R. Blount. Strip-planting rhizoma peanut in existing bahiagrass pastures: a strategy to include legumes in Florida’s forage-livestock systems. 2013 Beef cattle report. Animal Science Department, University of Florida. Available  [online]

 

 

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