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Peer Reviewed Journals 1) Lemus R., E. C Brummer, K. J. Moore, N. E. Molstad, C. L. Burras, and M. F. Barker 2002. Biomass yield and quality of 20 switchgrass populations in southern Iowa, USA.  Biomass and Bioenergy 23 (6): 433-442. 2) Lemus, R., and R. Lal.  2005.  Bioenergy crops and carbon sequestration.  Critical Rev. Plant Sci. 24 (1): 1-21. 3) Evanylo, G.K., Abaye, A.O., Dundas, C., Zipper, C.E.,   Lemus, R., Sukkariyah, B., and Rockett, J. 2005.  Herbaceous vegetation productivity, persistence, and metals uptake on a biosolids- amended mine soil.  J. of Env. Qual. 34 (5): 1811-1819. 4) Blanco-Canqui, H., R. Lal, and R. Lemus.  2005.  Soil Aggregate Properties and Organic Carbon for Switchgrass and Traditional Agricultural Systems in the Southern USA. Soil Science 170 (12): 998-1012. 5) Munshaw, G. C., E. H. Ervin, C. Shang, S. D. Askew, and R.  Lemus.  2006.  Influence of late- season iron, nitrogen, and seaweed extract on fall color retention and cold tolerance of four bermudagrass cultivars.  Crop Sci. 46:273-283. 6) Lemus R., E.C. Brummer, C.L. Burras, K.J. Moore, M.F. Barker, N.E. Molstad. Effects of nitrogen fertilization on biomass yield and quality in large fields of established switchgrass in southern Iowa, USA. 2008.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 32(12): 1187-1194. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2008.02.016. 7) Lemus, R., D.J. Parrish, and O.A. Abaye.  2008.  Nitrogen-Use Dynamics in Switchgrass Grown for Biomass.  Bioenerg. Res. 1(2): 153-162.  DOI:10.1007/s12155-008-9014-x. 8) Lemus, R., D.J. Parrish, and D.D. Wolf.  2009.  Nutrient Uptake of ‘Alamo’ Switchgrass Used as an Energy Crop.  Bioenerg. Res.  DOI: 10.1007/s12155-009-9032-3. 9) Lemus, R., and D.J. Parish.  2009.  Herbaceous crops with potential for biofuel production in the USA. CABS Reviews. 4, No. 057. DOI: 10.1079/PAVSNNR20094057. 10) Chesser Jr. G.D., J.D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, D.E. Rowe, and R. Lemus.  2012.  Moisture Determination in Switchgrass Windrows Using Electrical Resistance Probes.  J. ASABE 28(5) 632-629. 11) Foster, A.J. and R. Lemus.  2012.  Effect of Tall Fescue Endophyte Strains and Nitrogen Fertilization on Soil Aggregate Stability.  Intl. J. Sci. Vol. 1:1-19. 12) Lemus, R., M.J. Mowdy, and A. Davis.  2013. Herbicide Evaluation for Smutgrass Control Using the Weed Wiper Method.  J. NACAA.  Vol. 6 (1).  Online 13) Lemus, R., D. Rivera and B. Johnson.  2013. Evaluation of Ryegrass Management on Growth and Performance of Growing Beef Heifers.  J. NACAA.  Vol. 6 (1).  Online. 14) Lemus, R., K. Crouse, M. Cox, J. Varco, J.A. White, and J.I. Morrison.  2013.  Effect of AVAIL and Nutrisphere-N Application on Annual Reygrass Production and Quality. J. NACAA.  Vol. 6 (2).  Online. 15) Lemus, R., J.I. Morrison, and J.A. White.  2013. Cumulative Forage Production in Monoculture and Additive Annual Ryegrass Mixes with Cereal Rye.  J. NACAA.  Vol. 6 (2).  Online. 16) Lemus, R., D.J.  Parrish, D.D. Wolf.  2014.  Switchgrass Response to Nitrogen and Phosphorous During First Growth after Seeding.  Basic Res. J. Ag. Sci. Rev. 3 (4): 13-22. Online. 17) Lemus, R., D.J. Parrish, and D. Wolf.  2014. Switchgrass ecotype/cultivar selection and cutting management in the upper southeast USA. The Scientific World J. Vol. 2014.  Article ID 937594: 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/937594Online. 18) Lemus, R. and R. Lal.  2014. Soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks under long-term bioenergy cropping systems in the Southern USA.  J. Renewable Ag. 2 (3):  38-48. DOI:10.12966/jra.09.01.2014. Online. 19) Munshaw, G., J.M. Layton, B.R. Stewart, H.W. Philley and R. Lemus.  2014.  The Germination and Responses of Five Bermudagrass Cultivars to Seed Coating and Temperature.  HortSci 49 (9): 1225-1229. Online. 20) White, J.A. and R. Lemus.  2014.  Long-term Summary of Ryegrass Varieties and Ploidy Types in Mississippi. Amer. J. Plant Sci. 5 (21): 3151-3158. Online 21) White, J.A. and R. Lemus.  2014.  Utilization of Annual Warm-season Grasses as a Biofuel Source and Feedstock by-Product.  Amer. J. Plant Sci. 5 (21): 3280-3287.  Online. 22) Lemus, R. and J.A. White.  2015.  Weed Control in Bermudagrass and Effects on Biomass Production and Quality.  J. NACAA.  Vol. 8 (1).  Online. 23) White, J.A. and R. Lemus.  2015.  Alfalfa establishment, performance, and persistence in  Mississippi when planted into a bermudagrass sward.  Amer. J. Plant Sci. 6 (13): 2220-2226. Online. 24) Rivera, J.D., R.W. Lemus, M.L. Gipson, and R.G. Gipson. 2015.  Effects of Polymicrobial Bioinoculant on Yield, Quality and In Situ Digestibility of Sorghum Sudangrass in South Mississippi. Agrotechnol 4 (2): 136. 25) Rivera, J.D., M.L. Gipson, R.G. Gipson and R.W. Lemus.  2016.  Effects of supplement or fertilizer on forage quality, and performance of stocker cattle grazing warm-season pastures.  Animal Prod. Sci.  Online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15197 26) Rushing, J.B., U.K. Saha, R. Lemus, L. Sonon and B.S. Baldwin.  2016. Analysis of Some Important Forage Quality Attributes is Southeastern Wildrye (Elymus glabriflrous) using Near- Infrared Spectroscopy. Amer. J. Anal. Chem. 7: 642-662. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajac.2016.79060 27) Lemus, R. and J.A. White.  2016.  Potential Production of Teff Grass as a Forage Crop in Mississippi.  J. NACAA Vol. 9 (2).  Online.

Book Chapters

1) Newman, Y. and R. Lemus. 2013.  Forrajes de las Americas (Spanish translation of Southern Forages: Modern Concepts of Forage Crop Management).  In cooperation with D.M. Ball, C.S. Hoveland, and G.D. Lacefield.  Norcross, GA:  International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). 2) Lemus, R.  2013.  Nutrient Management in Biofuel Crop Production.  In: Baraht, S (ed.).  Biofuel Crop Sustainability.   Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-0-470-96304-3. 3) Lemus, R.  2013.  Basic Agronomic and Physiological Principles of Forage Production.  In: Karki, U (ed).  Sustainable Year-round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management for Goats in the Southern Regions.  Handbook for Training Field Extension and Technical Assistance Personnel.  Tuskegee Univ.  Coop. Ext. Serv.  Pub.  TUAG0213-01.  pp 13-63.