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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems

Location: Dairy Forage Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Establishing alfalfa in silage corn - (Abstract Only)
Grabber, J.H., Renz, M.J., Riday, H., Osterholtz, W.R., Lauer, J.G., Vadas, P.A. 2016. Establishing alfalfa in silage corn [abstract]. Agricultural Experiment Station Publication. Paper No. 15.

It's just grass, isn't it? - (Abstract Only)

Prohexadione-calcium responsive alfalfa varieties ensure success of corn-interseeded alfalfa production systems - (Abstract Only)

Alfalfa varieties differ markedly in seedling survival when interseeded into corn and treated with prohexadione-calcium - (Abstract Only)
Grabber, J.H., Renz, M.J., Riday, H. 2016. Alfalfa varieties differ markedly in seedling survival when interseeded into corn and treated with prohexadione-calcium. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference Abstracts. Available:http://www.naaic.org/Meetings/National/2016meeting/John%20Grabber%20Abstract.pdf.

Use and breeding of forage grasses in the North Central USA - (Abstract Only)
Casler, M.D., Undersander, D.J. 2016. Use and breeding of forage grasses in the North Central USA [abstract]. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Paper No. M2.

Improving precision of forage yield trials: A case study - (Abstract Only)
Sripathi, R., Conaghan, P., Casler, M.D. 2016. Improving precision of forage yield trials: A case study [abstract]. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Paper No. P42.

Genetic control of flowering and biomass in switchgrass - (Abstract Only)
Jiang, Y., Taylor, M., Tornqvist, C., Casler, M.D., Grabowski, P.P. 2016. Genetic control of flowering and biomass in switchgrass [abstract]. Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf Conference. P. 26.

The use of marker-data transformations to account for linkage disequilibrium in genomic selection: a case study in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) - (Abstract Only)
Ramstein, G., Casler, M.D. 2016. The use of marker-data transformations to account for linkage disequilibrium in genomic selection: a case study in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) [abstract]. 5th International Conference on Quantitative Genetics. Paper No. 11.

Associations with flowering time, latitude, and climate in switchgrass - (Abstract Only)
Casler, M.D., Grabowski, P.P., Jiang, Y. 2016. Associations with flowering time, latitude, and climate in switchgrass [abstract]. 5th International Conference on Quantitative Genetics. Paper No. 135.

Enhancing forage yields and soil conservation by interseeding alfalfa into silage corn - (Abstract Only)

Accuracy of genomic prediction in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) improved by accounting for linkage disequilibrium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramstein, G.P., Casler, M.D., Evans, J., Kaeppler, S., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Buell, C. 2016. Accuracy of genomic prediction in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) improved by accounting for linkage disequilibrium. Genes, Genomes, Genetics 6:1049-1062.

Genomic selection and genome-wide association analyses for bioenergy traits in switchgrass - (Abstract Only)

Field testing Northern U.S. adapted 2,4-D resistant red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Power and replication - designing powerful experiments - (Book / Chapter)

To block or not to block - what is the impact? - (Book / Chapter)

Prohexadione-calcium improves stand density and yield of alfalfa interseeded into silage corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grabber, J.H. 2016. Prohexadione-calcium improves stand density and yield of alfalfa interseeded into silage corn. Agronomy Journal. 108:726-735.

Testing a pollen-parent fecundity distribution model on seed-parent fecundity distributions in bee-pollinated forage legume polycrosses - (Proceedings)

Breeding nursery tissue collection for possible genomic analysis - (Proceedings)

Genetic polymorphisms of switchgrass revealed by exome capture sequence variation - (Abstract Only)
Evans, J., Casler, M.D. 2016. Genetic polymorphisms of switchgrass revealed by exome capture sequence variation [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXIV. Paper No. W194.

Genome-wide associations with flowering time in switchgrass - (Abstract Only)
Grabowski, P.P., Buckler IV, E.S., Casler, M.D. 2016. Genome-wide associations with flowering time in switchgrass [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXIV. Paper No. P0001.

Genetic variation of flowering time and biomass in switchgrass - (Abstract Only)
Taylor, M., Grabowski, P.P., Jang, Y., Casler, M.D. 2016. Genetic variation of flowering time and biomass in switchgrass [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXIV. Paper No. P0016.

Accuracy of genomic prediction in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) improved by accounting for linkage disequilibrium - (Abstract Only)
Ramstein, G., Casler, M.D. 2016. Accuracy of genomic prediction in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) improved by accounting for linkage disequilibrium [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXIV. Paper No. W088.

Diversity and population structure of northern switchgrass as revealed though exome capture sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J., Crisovan, E., Vaillancourt, B., Schmutz, J., Kaeppler, S., Casler, M.D., Buell, R. 2015. Diversity and population structure of northern switchgrass as revealed though exome capture sequencing. PLoS One. 84:800-815.

Breeding, genetics, and genomics of switchgrass and big bluestem - (Abstract Only)

A simple model for pollen-parent fecundity distributions in bee-pollinated forage legume polycrosses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riday, H., Smith, M.A., Peel, M. 2015. A simple model for pollen-parent fecundity distributions in bee-pollinated forage legume polycrosses. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128:1865–1879.

Switchgrass population and cold-moist stratification mediate germination rate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Switchgrass germplasm resources - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casler, M.D., Vogel, K.P., Harrison, M.L. 2015. Switchgrass germplasm resources. Crop Science. 55:2463-2478.

Designing selection criteria for reed canarygrass as a bioenergy feedstock Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casler, M.D., Cherney, J., Brummer, E., Dien, B.S. 2015. Designing selection criteria for reed canarygrass as a bioenergy feedstock. Crop Science. 55:2130-2137.

Registration of 'Hidden Valley' meadow fescue Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casler, M.D., Brink, G.E. 2015. Registration of 'Hidden Valley' meadow fescue. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:294-298.

Genome-wide association analysis based on multiple imputation with low-depth GBS data: application to biofuel traits in reed canarygrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramstein, G., Lu, F., Lipka, A., Costich, D., Cherney, J., Casler, M.D., Buckler IV, E.S. 2015. Genome-wide association analysis based on multiple imputation with low-depth GBS data: application to biofuel traits in reed canarygrass. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 5(5):891-909.

Incorporation of flavonoid derivatives or pentagalloyl glucose into lignin enhances cell wall saccharification following mild alkaline or acidic pretreatments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grabber, J.H., Santoro, N., Foster, C.E., Elumalai, S., Ralph, J., Pan, X. 2015. Incorporation of flavonoid derivatives or pentagalloyl glucose into lignin enhances cell wall saccharification following mild alkaline or acidic pretreatments. BioEnergy Research. doi 10.1007/s12155-015-9605-2.

Replication concepts for bioenergy research experiments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casler, M.D., Vermerris, W., Dixon, R. 2015. Replication concepts for bioenergy research experiments. BioEnergy Research. 8:1-16.

Application of the Smith-Hazel selection index for improving biomass yield and quality of switchgrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jahufer, M., Casler, M.D. 2015. Application of the Smith-Hazel selection index for improving biomass yield and quality of switchgrass. Crop Science. 55(3):1212-1222.

Protein and dry matter degradability of European- and Mediterranean-derived birdsfoot trefoil cultivars grown in the colder continental USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grabber, J.H., Coblentz, W.K., Riday, H., Griggs, T.C., Min, D.H., MacAdam, J.W., Cassida, K.A. 2015. Protein and dry matter degradability of European- and Mediterranean-derived birdsfoot trefoil cultivars grown in the colder continental USA. Crop Science. 55:1356-1364.

Grass and legume effects on nutritive value of complex forage mixtures Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brink, G.E., Sanderson, M.A., Casler, M.D. 2015. Grass and legume effects on nutritive value of complex forage mixtures. Crop Science. 55(3):1329-1337.

Cool-season grass sward structure influences intake of grazing cattle - (Abstract Only)
Brink, G.E., Soder, K.J. 2015. Cool-season grass sward structure influences intake of grazing cattle. American Forage and Grassland Council Conference Proceedings [CD-ROM]. Number 16. St. Louis, MO: American Forage and Grassland Council.

Genomic selection in switchgrass - (Abstract Only)
Ramstein, G., Casler, M.D. 2015. Genomic selection in switchgrass [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. W429.

Genome-wide association study based on multiple imputation with low-depth sequencing data: application to biofuel traits in reed canarygrass - (Abstract Only)
Ramstein, G., Casler, M.D. 2015. Genome-wide association study based on multiple imputation with low-depth sequencing data: application to biofuel traits in reed canarygrass [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. W567.

Detecting genetic associations with phenology in switchgrass using exome-capture - (Abstract Only)
Grabowski, P.P., Casler, M.D. 2015. Detecting genetic associations with phenology in switchgrass using exome-capture [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. W565.

Population genomic variation reveals roles of history, adaptation, and ploidy in switchgrass - (Abstract Only)
Grabowski, P.P., Morris, G., Casler, M.D., Borevitz, J. 2015. Population genomic variation reveals roles of history, adaptation, and ploidy in switchgrass [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. 0023.

Quantification of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa overwintering in planta and detection in commercial seed Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rioux, R., Willis, D., Bonos, S., Smith, D., Casler, M.D., Kerns, J. 2014. Quantification of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa overwintering in planta and detection in commercial seed. PLoS One. 10.1371/journal.pone.0110897.

Midwest vision for sustainable fuel production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, K., Birrell, S., Brown, R., Casler, M.D., Mitchell, R. 2014. Midwest vision for sustainable fuel production. Biofuels. 5:(6)687-702.

Grazing in an uncertain environment: Modeling the trade-off between production and robustness Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sabatier, R., Oates, L.G., Brink, G.E., Bleier, J.S., Jackson, R.D. 2015. Grazing in an uncertain environment: Modeling the trade-off between production and robustness. Agronomy Journal. 107:257-264.

Population genomic variation reveals roles of history, adaptation and ploidy in switchgrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grabowski, P., Morris, G., Casler, M.D., Borevitz, J. 2014. Population genomic variation reveals roles of history, adaptation and ploidy in switchgrass. Molecular Ecology. 23:4059-4073.

Nucleotide polymorphism and copy number variant detection using exome capture and next generation sequencing in the polyploid grass Panicum virgatum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, J., Kim, J., Childs, K., Vaillancourt, B., Crisovan, E., Richmond, T., Jeddeloh, J., Kaeppler, S., Casler, M.D., Buell, C. 2014. Nucleotide polymorphism and copy number variant detection using exome capture and next generation sequencing in the polyploid grass Panicum virgatum. Plant Journal. 79(6):993-1008.

Effect of foliar vs. seed-applied gibberellin inhibitors on the establishment and forage yield of alfalfa interseeded into silage corn - (Abstract Only)
Grabber, J.H. 2014. Effect of foliar vs. seed-applied gibberellin inhibitors on the establishment and forage yield of alfalfa interseeded into silage corn [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 86719.

Prohexadione-calcium improves the establishment and yield of alfalfa interseeded as a dual purpose cover-forage crop into silage corn - (Abstract Only)
Grabber, J.H. 2014. Prohexadione-calcium improves the establishment and yield of alfalfa interseeded as a dual purpose cover-forage crop into silage corn [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 85975.

Yield, morphological development, and forage quality characteristics of European- and Mediterranean-derived birdsfoot trefoil cultivars grown in the colder continental United States - (Abstract Only)
Grabber, J.H., Coblentz, W.K., Riday, H., Cassida, K.A., Griggs, T.C., Min, D.H., Mac Adam, J.W. 2014. Yield, morphological development, and forage quality characteristics of European- and Mediterranean-derived birdsfoot trefoil cultivars grown in the colder continental United States [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 86713.

Modeling forage legume polycross pollen-parent gamete contributions to progeny based on empirical measurements with implications for effective polycross size - (Abstract Only)
Riday, H., Smith, M.A., Peel, M. 2014. Modeling forage legume polycross pollen-parent gamete contributions to progeny based on empirical measurements with implications for effective polycross size [abstract]. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Paper No. 15.

Five cycles of selection for 2,4-D resistance in red clover - (Abstract Only)
Riday, H. 2014. Five cycles of selection for 2,4-D resistance in red clover [abstract]. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. p. 29.

Broadening the U.S. alfalfa germplasm base - (Abstract Only)
Riday, H., Smith, M.A. 2014. Broadening the U.S. alfalfa germplasm base [abstract]. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. p. 28.

Vigor and persistence of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) populations selected with or without an orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) companion evaluated in grass sod Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riday, H., Brummer, C.E. 2014. Vigor and persistence of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) populations selected with or without an orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) companion evaluated in grass sod. Crop Science. DOI:10.2135/cropsci2014.02.0147.

Rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of proanthocyanidin oligomers and polymers by UPLC-MS/MS - (Abstract Only)
Engstrom, M., Palijarvi, M., Fryganas, C., Grabber, J.H., Mueller-Harvey, I., Salminen, J. 2014. Rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of proanthocyanidin oligomers and polymers by UPLC-MS/MS [abstract]. International Conference of Polyphenols. p. 95-96.

Selfing rate in an alfalfa seed production field pollinated with leafcutter bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riday, H., Riesen, P., Raasch, J.A., Santa-Martinez, E., Brunet, J. 2015. Selfing rate in an alfalfa seed production field pollinated with leafcutter bees. Crop Science. 55(3):1087-1095.

Heterosis and reciprocal-cross effects in tetraploid switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casler, M.D. 2014. Heterosis and reciprocal-cross effects in tetraploid switchgrass. Crop Science. 54:2063-2069.

Research seeks to improve the establishment and subsequent yield of alfalfa interseeded into silage corn - (Popular Publication)
Grabber, J.H. 2014. Research seeks to improve the establishment and subsequent yield of alfalfa interseeded into silage corn. Forage Focus. pp. 6-7.

Temperate grass response to extent and timing of grazing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alber, N.B., Brink, G.E., Jackson, R.D. 2014. Temperate grass response to extent and timing of grazing. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 94:827-833.

Yield, morphological characteristics, and chemical composition of European- and Mediterranean-derived birdsfoot trefoil cultivars grown in the colder continental United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grabber, J.H., Riday, H., Coblentz, W.K., Cassida, K., Griggs, T., Min, D., MacAdam, J. 2014. Yield, morphological characteristics, and chemical composition of European- and Mediterranean-derived birdsfoot trefoil cultivars grown in the colder continental United States. Crop Science. 54:1893-1901.

Soil nitrate and forage yields of corn grown with clover or grass companion crops and manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grabber, J.H., Jokela, W.E., Lauer, J. 2014. Soil nitrate and forage yields of corn grown with clover or grass companion crops and manure. Agronomy Journal. 106:952-961.

Above- and below-ground grass growth responds to grazing management - (Experiment Station)
Alber, N., Brink, G.E. 2014. Above- and below-ground grass growth responds to grazing management. University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Experiment Station Bulletins. Research Brief No. 91.

Yield gains in cool-season forage legumes, cool-season forage grasses, and switchgrass - (Book / Chapter)
Brummer, C., Casler, M.D. 2014. Yield gains in cool-season forage legumes, cool-season forage grasses, and switchgrass. Genetic gain in major U.S. field crops. Madison:ASA-CSSA-SSSA. 19 P.

Field drying rate differences amoung cool-season grasses harvested for hay - (Abstract Only)
Brink, G.E., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E. 2014. Field drying rate differences among cool-season grasses harvested for hay. Proceedings of the American Forage and Grassland Council Conference. Paper No. 17.

Alfalfa, clovers, and grasses as companion crops for silage corn - (Proceedings)
Grabber, J.H. 2014. Alfalfa, clovers, and grasses as companion crops for silage corn. In: Proceedings of 2014 Wisconsin Crop Management Conference, 14-16 January 2014, Madison Wisconsin. p. 82-85.

Identifying new lignin bioengineering targets for improving biomass and forage utilization: a review of biomimetic studies with maize cell walls - (Abstract Only)
Grabber, J.H., Tobimatsu, Y., Lu, F., Kim, H., Elumalai, S., Zhu, Y., Ress, D., Pan, X., Ralph, J. 2014. Identifying new lignin bioengineering targets for improving biomass and forage utilization: a review of biomimetic studies with maize cell walls [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Paper No. 12220.

Predictive relationships between plant morphological traits and biomass yield in switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Price, D., Casler, M.D. 2014. Predictive relationships between plant morphological traits and biomass yield in switchgrass. Crop Science. 54:637-645.

Field drying rate differences among three cool-season grasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brink, G.E., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E. 2014. Field drying rate differences among three cool-season grasses. Forage and Grazinglands. DOI: 10.2134/FG-2013-0104-RS.

Inheritance of secondary morphological traits for among-and-within-family selection in upland tetraploid switchgrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Price, D., Casler, M.D. 2014. Inheritance of secondary morphological traits for among-and-within-family selection in upland tetraploid switchgrass. Crop Science. 54:646-653.

Divergent selection for secondary traits in upland tetraploid switchgrass and effects on sward biomass yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Price, D., Casler, M.D. 2014. Divergent selection for secondary traits in upland tetraploid switchgrass and effects on sward biomass yield. BioEnergy Research. 7:329-337.

Genomic selection in forage breeding: accuracy and methods Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Resende, R., Resende, M., Casler, M.D. 2013. Genomic selection in forage breeding: accuracy and methods. Crop Science. 54:143-156.

Using biomimetic cell wall models to identify new plant lignin bioengineering targets for improving forage and biomass utilization - (Abstract Only)

Selection methods in forage breeding: a quantitative appraisal Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Resende, R., Casler, M.D., Vilela de Resende, M. 2013. Selection methods in forage breeding: a quantitative appraisal. Crop Science. 53:1925-1936.

Grazing management effects on pasture productivity – extent of grazing - (Popular Publication)
Brink, G.E., Jackson, R.D. 2013. Grazing management effects on pasture productivity – extent of grazing. Forage Focus. 8:15-16.

Grazing management effects on pasture productivity – timing of grazing - (Popular Publication)
Brink, G.E., Jackson, R.D. 2013. Grazing management effects on pasture productivity – timing of grazing. Forage Focus. 8:15-16.

Reed canarygrass yield improvement - (Popular Publication)
Cherney, J., Casler, M.D., Brummer, C. 2014. Reed canarygrass yield improvement. Cornell University Bioenergy Information Sheet #8.

Reed canarygrass: friend and foe? - (Popular Publication)
Casler, M.D., Jakubowski, A., Jackson, R., Cherney, J. 2014. Reed canarygrass: friend and foe? Cornell University Bioenergy Information Sheet #9.

Introduction risk of cultivated switchgrass in a native prairie ecosystem - (Abstract Only)

Understanding genome diversity in switchgrass through an exome capture sequencing approach - (Abstract Only)

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