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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: OPTIMIZING FORAGE-BASED COW-CALF OPERATIONS TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY OF BEEF CATTLE AGRICULTURE AND WATER QUALITY PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Nitrogen recovery and agronomic efficiency of forages with nitrogen fertilization under flooded condition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Williams, M.M., Chase, C.C., Grabowski, J., Kongchum, M. 2013. Nitrogen recovery and agronomic efficiency of forages with nitrogen fertilization under flooded condition. Agricultural Sciences. 4(3):138-148.
Impacts of mixed farms on water quality of Pinhal River sub-basin, Santa Catarina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-Sep-12)
Yield and uptake of bahiagrass under flooded environment as affected by nitrogen fertilization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Williams, M., Chase, C.C., Albano, J.P., Kongchum, M. 2012. Yield and uptake of bahiagrass under flooded environment as affected by nitrogen fertilization. Agricultural Sciences. 3(4):491-500.
Effect of flooding duration and nitrogen fertilization on yield and protein content of three forage species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Williams, M., Grabwoski, J., Chase, C., Kongchum, M. 2012. Effect of flooding duration and nitrogen fertilization on yield and protein content of three forage species. Agronomy Journal. 104:791-798.
Absence of negative environmental effects of increased soil P levels in cattle congregation zones - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Chase, C.C., Albano, J. 2012. Absence of negative environmental effects of increased soil P levels in cattle congregation zones. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 32:693-701.
Evaluation of environmental contract adjustment to pig production in Pinhal River Sub-basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palhares, J.C., Guidoni, A., Steinmetz, R.L., Mulinari, M., Sigua, G.C. 2012. Evaluation of environmental contract adjustment to pig production in Pinhal River Sub-basin. Ambiente & Aqua – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science. 6(3):86-97.
Quantifying phosphorus levels in landscapes associated with Bahiagrass-based pastures and beef cattle - (Abstract Only)
Sigua, G.C., Chase, C.C., Jr. 2011. Quantifying phosphorus levels in landscapes associated with Bahiagrass-based pastures and beef cattle [abstract]. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Meeting. Paper No. 77-30.
Assessing phytoremediation potentials of selected tropical plants for acrylamide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paz-Alberto, A.M., De Dios, M.J., Alberto, R.T., Sigua, G.C. 2011. Assessing phytoremediation potentials of selected tropical plants for acrylamide. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 11:1190-1198.
Sustainable cow-calf operations and water quality - (Book / Chapter)
Sigua, G.C. 2011. Sustainable cow-calf operations and water quality. In: Lichtfouse, E., Hamelin, M., Navarrete, M. and Debaeke, P., editors. Sustainable Agriculture. Volume 2. New York:Springer. p. 833-856.
Regional distribution of soil phosphorus across congregation-grazing zones of forage-based pastures with cow-calf operations in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Myer, R.O., Coleman, S.W., Mackowiak, C., Adjei, M., Chase, C.C., Albano, J.P. 2011. Regional distribution of soil phosphorus across congregation-grazing zones of forage-based pastures with cow-calf operations in Florida. Journal of Environmental Protection. 2(3):408-417.
Regionalized levels of soil phosphorus and phosphorus saturation in beef cattle pastures with and without grazing - (Abstract Only)
Sigua, G.C., Myer, R.O., Mackowiak, C.L., Coleman, S.W., Chase, C.C. 2010. Regionalized levels of soil phosphorus and phosphorus saturation in beef cattle pastures with and without grazing [abstract]. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Meeting. Paper No. 51-4.
Field sampling and travel report     Reprint Icon - (Other)
Sigua, G.C. 2010. Field sampling and travel report. In: Activities document - January/August 2009 Document II - Individual Activities Researchers from USDA-ARS and U.S. Forest Service. EMBRAPA-LABEX, Brazil. p. 28-33.
Changes in Population Occupancy of Bradyrhizobia under Diffrent Temperature Regimes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saeki, Y., Ozumi, S., Yamamoto, A., Yamakawa, T., Sigua, G.C. 2010. Changes in Population Occupancy of Bradyrhizobia under Diffrent Temperature Regimes. Microbes and Environments. 25(4):309-312.
Managing forage-based cow-calf operations in subtropics: Implication to surface and ground water quality - (Proceedings)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W. 2010. Managing forage-based cow-calf operations in subtropics: Implication to surface and ground water quality. Proceedings of 19th World Congress of Soil Science, August 1-6, 2010, Brisbane, Australia. p. 94-97.
Sustainable cow-calf operations and water quality: A review - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C. 2010. Sustainable cow-calf operations and water quality: A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 30(3):631-648.
Managing Forage-Based Cow-Calf Operations in Subtropics: Implication to Surface and Ground Water Quality - (Proceedings)
(28-May-10)
Spatial distribution of soil phosphorus and herbage mass in beef cattle pastures: Effects of slope aspect and slope position - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Albano, J.P., Williams, M.J. 2010. Spatial distribution of soil phosphorus and herbage mass in beef cattle pastures: Effects of slope aspect and slope position. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 89:59-70.
Managing Cow-Calf Operations: Implication to Nitrogen Level in Surface and Ground Water - (Trade Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Chase, C.C. 2010. Managing cow-calf operations: Implication to nitrogen level in surface and ground water. The Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal. 74(8):40-44.
Impact of Livestock in the Water Quality of Pinhal River Sub-Basin, Santa Catarina State-Brazil - (Proceedings)
Palhares, J.C., Antonio, G.L., Jalusa, K.D., Ricardo, S.L., Magda, M.R., Jacqueline, K.B., Luciane, C., Gustavo, P., Sigua, G.C. 2010. Impact of livestock in the water quality of Pinhal River Sub-basin, Santa Catarina State-Brazil. 21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and Environment Conference Proceedings, February 21-24, 2010, Universidad EARTH, Costa Rica.
Evaluation of Adjustment Environmental Contract to Pig Production in Pinhal River Sub-Basin - (Proceedings)
Palhares, J.C., Antonio, G.L., Jalusa, K.D., Ricardo, S.L., Magda, M.R., Jacqueline, K.B., Luciane, C., Gustavo, P., Sigua, G.C. 2010. Evaluation of adjustment environmental contract to pig production in Pinhal River Sub-basin. 21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and Environment Conference Proceedings,February 21-24, 2010, Universidad EARTH, Costa Rica.
Spatial Distribution of Soil Carbon in Pastures with Cow-Calf Operation: Effects of Slope Aspect and Slope Position     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W. 2010. Spatial distribution of soil carbon in pastures with cow-calf operation: Effects of slope aspect and slope position. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 10(2):240-247.
Microbiological quality assessment of watershed associated with animal-based agriculture in Santa Cataroma, Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Palhares, J., Kich, J., Mulinari, M., Mattei, R., Klein, J., Muller, S. 2010. Microbiology quality assessment of watershed associated with animal-based agriculture in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Journal of Water Air and Soil Pollution. 210:307-316.
Defoliation Management of Bahiagrass Germplasm Affects Dry Matter Yeild and Herbage Nutritive Value - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Interrante, S.M., Sollenberger, L.E., Blount, A.R., White, U.R., Liu, K., Coleman, S.W. 2009. Defoliation Management of Bahiagrass Germplasm Affects Dry Matter Yeild and Herbage Nutritive Value. Agronomy Journal. Volume 101, Issue 4.
Gps Monitoring of Cattle Location Near Water Features in South Florida     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pandey, V., Kiker, G.A., Campbell, K.L., Williams, M.J., Coleman, S.W. GPS Monitoring of Cattle Location Near Water Features in South Florida. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol.25(4)
Quantifying phosphorus levels in soils, plants, surface water and shallow groundwater associated with bahiagrass-based pastures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Hubbard, R.K., Coleman, S.W. 2009. Quantifying phosphorus levels in soils, plants, surface water and shallow groundwater associated with bahiagrass-based pastures. ESPR-Environmental Science and Pollution Research Journal. 17:210-219.
Beef Cattle Pasture to Wetland Reconversion: Impact on Soil Organic Carbon and Phosphorus Dynamics     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Albano, J. 2009. Beef cattle pasture to wetland reconversion: Impact on soil organic carbon and phosphorus dynamics. Ecological Engineering. 35: 1231-1236.
Nitrogen in soils, plants, surface water and shallow groundwater in a bahiagrass pasture of southern Florida, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Hubbard, R.K., Coleman, S.W., Williams, M. 2010. Nitrogen in soils, plants, surface water and shallow groundwater in a bahiagrass pasture of southern Florida, USA. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 86(2):175-187.
Defoliation Management of Bahiagrass Germplasm Affects Cover and Persistence-Related Responses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Interrante, S.M., Sollenberger, L.E., Blount, A.R., Coleman, S.W., White, U.R., Liu, K. 2009. Defoliation Management of Bahiagrass Genotypes: II. Persistence-related Responses. Agronomy Journal. 101:1381-1387.
Changes in Soil Carbon and Phosphorus Associated with Conversion of Beef Cattle Pasture to Wetland - (Trade Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W. 2009. Changes in soil carbon and phosphorus associated with conversion of beef cattle pasture to wetland. The Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal.73(6):42-45.
Quantifying soil organic carbon in forage-based cow-calf congregation-grazing zone interface - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Albano, J.P. 2009. Quantifying soil organic carbon in forage-based cow-calf congregation-grazing zone interface. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems Journal. 85:215-223.
Improving Yield and Nutrient Uptake Potentials of japonica and indica Rice Varieties with Nitrogen Fertilization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prudente, J.A., Sigua, G.C., Kongchum, M., Prudente, A.D. 2009. Improving yield and nutrient uptake potentials of japonica and indica rice varieties with nitrogen fertilization. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 4(3):326-332.
Recycling biosolids and lake-dredged materials to pasture-based animal agriculture: Alternative nutrient sources for forage productivity and sustainability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C. 2008. Recycling biosolids and lake-dredged materials to pasture-based animal agriculture: Alternative nutrient sources for forage productivity and sustainability. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 29(1):143-160.
Sustainable management of nutrients in foraged-based pasture soils: Effect on animal congregation sites - (Research Technical Update)
Sigua, G.C. 2008. Sustainable management of nutrients in foraged-based pasture soils: Effect on animal congregation sites. In: Annual Report S-1032: Improving the Sustainability of Livestock and Poultry Production in the United States. USDA-CSREES National Facilitation Project Livestock and Poultry. p. 4.
Assessing the efficacy of dredged materials: Pasture establishment and forage productivity - (Research Technical Update)
Sigua, G.C. 2008. Assessing the efficacy of dredged materials: Pasture establishment and forage productivity. In: Annual Report S-1032: Improving the Sustainability of Livestock and Poultry Production in the United States. USDA-CSREES National Facilitation Project Livestock and Poultry. 5 pp.
From Wetland to Beef Cattle Pasture then to Wetland and Beyond: Impact on Soil Nutrient Dymamics and Environment - (Abstract Only)
(05-May-08)
Managing beef cattle operations to protect lakes and rivers - (Trade Journal)
Sigua, G.C. 2008. Managing beef cattle operations to protect lakes and rivers. The Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal. 72(9):86-88.
Kriging analysis of soil properties: Implication to landscape management and productivity improvement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Hudnall, W.H. 2008. Kriging analysis of soil properties: Implication to landscape management and productivity improvement. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 8(3):193-202.
Phytoremediation Potential of Lead-Contaminated Soil Using Tropical Grasses - (Abstract Only)
Sigua, G.C., Paz-Alberto, A.M. 2008. Phytoremediation Potential of Lead-Contaminated Soil Using Tropical Grasses [abstract]. Florida Scientist. 71(1): 1-6.
Levels of Nitrogen in Soils, Plants and Shallow Groundwater Beneath Bahiagrass-Based Pastures with Cow-Calf Operations - (Abstract Only)
Sigua, G.C., Hubbard, R.K., Coleman, S.W. 2008. Levels of Nitrogen in Soils, Plants and Shallow Groundwater Beneath Bahiagrass-Based Pastures with Cow-Calf Operations [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting. Dallas, Texas. February 3-5, 2008. CD-ROM Agronomy/2008.
Assessing Potential Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration in Forage-Based Cow-Calf Congregation Sites and Adjoining Pastures - (Abstract Only)
(04-Nov-07)
Microbiological Water Quality Assessment of Watershed Associated with Swine Production in Santa Catarina, Brazil - (Abstract Only)
Palhares, J., Muller, S., Mattei, R.M., Kich, J.D., Sigua, G.C. 2007. Microbiological Water Quality Assessment of Watershed Associated with Swine Production in Santa Catarina, Brazil [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2007am/s11/extra/index.cgi (user name: 34252; password: 336765
Phytoextraction of lead-contaminanted soil using Vetiver grass (Vetiveria Zizanioides L.), Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica L.) and Caraboagrass (Paspalum conjugatum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paz-Alberto, A.M., Sigua, G.C., Bellrose, G.B., Prudente, J.A. 2007. Phytoextraction of lead-contaminated soil using Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizaniodes L.), Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica L.) and Carabaograss (Paspalum conjugatum L.). Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 14(7):505-509.
Phytoremediaton Potentials of Selected Tropical Plants for Ethidium Bromide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uera, R.B., Paz-Alberto, A.M., Sigua, G.C. 2007. Phytoremediaton potentials of selected tropical plants for ethidium bromide. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 14(7): 498-504.
Alternative grasses for home lawns: Water and fertilizer needs - (Other)
Sigua, G.C. 2007. Alternative grasses for home lawns: Water and fertilizer needs. Hernando County Groundwater Guardian White Paper, Brooksville, Florida. 15 p.
Properly managed forage-based cow-calf operations in south Central Florida are environmentally friendly - (Other)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Williams, M.J. 2007. Properly managed forage-based cow-calf operations in south Central Florida are environmentally friendly. USDA-Agricultural Research Service, STARS Field Day Book, Brooksville, Florida. p. 23-27.
Cattle congregation sites do not appear to impact soil nutrients build-up - (Other)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Williams, M.J. 2007. Cattle congregation sites do not appear to impact soil nutrients build-up. USDA-Agricultural Research Service STARS Field Day Book, Brooksville, Florida. p. 29-31.
Water quality of selected lakes associated with beef cattle pastures in Central Florida - (Other)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W., Williams, M.J. 2007. Water quality of selected lakes associated with beef cattle pastures in Central Florida. USDA-Agricultural Research Service STARS Field Day Book, Brooksville, Florida. p. 33-35.
Using lake dredged material to enhance pasture establishment - (Other)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W. 2007. Using lake dredged material to enhance pasture establishment. USDA-Agricultural Research Service STARS Field Day Book, Brooksville, Florida. p. 37-41.
Challenges: Soil dynamics and nutrient cycling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C. 2006. Challenges: Soil dynamics and nutrient cycling. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 6(4):192-193.
Assessing impact of forage-based cattle operation on phosphorus and other crop nutrient loads in subtropical beef cattle pastures - (Other)
Sigua, G.C. 2005. Assessing impact of forage-based cattle operation on phosphorus and other crop nutrient loads in subtropical beef cattle pastures. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science 2004 Annual Research Reports.
Establishing bahiagrass in subtropical beef cattle pastures with lake-dredged materials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Coleman, S.W. 2005. Establishing bahiagrass in subtropical beef cattle pastures with lake-dredged materials. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad). 82(4):354-359.
Lake-dredged material for beef cattle pasture establishment - (Other)
Sigua, G.C., Holtkamp, M.L., Linton, J.M., Coleman, S.W. 2004. Lake-dredged material for beef cattle pasture establishment. Government Publication/Report. Available: http://www.dl.nwrc.gov/ tampa/ prod search tampa.aspx? prodid=463.
Lake-dredged materials for beef cattle pasture establishment in subtropics - (Other)
Sigua, G.C., Holtkamp, M.L., Linton, J.M., Coleman, S.W. 2004. Lake-dredged materials for beef cattle pasture establishment in subtropics. USGS Digital Library.
Impact of cattle congregation sites on soil nutrients and soil compaction - (Other)
Sigua, G.C. 2004. Impact of cattle congregation sites on soil nutrients and soil compaction. USDA-Agricultural Research Service, STARS Field Day Manual, Brooksville, Florida. p. 10-15.
Project 15: McIntosh enhanced stormwater treatment wetland best management practice - (Other)
Griffin, J., Sigua, G.C., Kang, W. 2004. Project 15: McIntosh enhanced stormwater treatment wetland best management practice. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Section 319 Grant Work Plan. p. 131-150.
Cattle grazing and the environment - (Other)
Sigua, G.C. 2002. Cattle grazing and the environment. USDA-Agricultural Research Service STARS Field Day Manual, Brooksville, Florida. p. 40-42.
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