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Articles 1) Lemus, R. 2016. Forage Road Trip – Mississippi. Hay and Forage Grower.  September 13. 2) Lemus, R. 2016. Forage Road Trip – Mississippi. Hay and Forage Grower.  August 9. 3) Lemus, R. 2016.  Forage Road Trip – Mississippi. Hay and Forage Grower.  July 5. 4) Lemus, R.  2016.  Forage Road Trip – Mississippi.  Hay and Forage Grower.  May 31. 5) Lemus, R.  2016.  Forage Road Trip – Mississippi.  Hay and Forage Grower.  April 26. 6) Lemus, R.  2016.  Can Weeds Be Environmental Indicators in Pasture Systems?  The Carolina Cattle Connection.  February, Vol. 30 (2), pp. 6-7. 7) Lemus, R., and G. Flint.  2016.  Sugarcane Aphid in Summer Annual Crops.  The Carolina Cattle Connection.  February, Vol. 30 (2), pp. 18. 8) Lemus, R.  2016.  Bermudagrass, bahiagrass use less water than cool-season perennials.  Progressive Forage Grower.  March 16. 9) Ten Articles in the 2016 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 10) Ten Articles in the 2015 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 11) Lemus, R. and J.W. White. 2015.  Alfalfa in Mississippi: A New Window of Opportunity in Forage Production.  Univ. of Georgia Extension Service.  October. 12) Lemus, R.  2015.  Brix Level in Your Forage:  What does it mean?  The Carolina Cattle Connection.  February, Vol. 29 (2): 34-35. 13) Lemus, R.  2015.  Establishing Warm-season Forages.  The Carolina Cattle Connection.  February, Vol. 29 (2): 20-21. 14) 10 Articles in the 2014 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 15) Lemus, R.  2014. Self-reseeding Potential of Clovers.  Progressive Forage Grower. Vol. 15 (4): 12-13. 16) Lemus, R.  2014.  Grazing Winter Annuals.  The Carolina Cattle Connection.  Vol. 28 (2): 8-9. 17) Lemus, R.  2014.  Spring Weed Control. The Carolina Cattle Connection.  Vol. 28 (2): 10-11. 18) Lemus, R.  2014.  Hay Testing and Understanding Forage Quality.  Premier 1 Horse Newsletter.  January. 19) Ten Articles in the 2014 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 20) Lemus, R.  2013.  Pasture and Grazing Management under Drought Conditions Progressive Forage Grower.  August. 21) Lemus, R.  2013.  Targeted Multi-species grazing: Should you try it?  Progressive Forage Grower.  Vol 14 (5): 33-34. 22) Lemus, R.  2013.  Marketing and Selling Hay.   Mississippi Market Bulletin.  Vol. 85 (10).  May 15. 23) Lemus, R.  2013.  What is Mob Grazing and Does It Really Provide Advantages?   Progressive Forage Grower.  Vol 14 (4): 16-18. 24) White, J.A. and R. Lemus.  2013.  Seeding Conventional Alfalfa into Bermudagrass Pasture.  Hay & Forage Grower.  March 8. 25) Lemus, R.  2013.  Inoculating Forage Legumes.  Progressive Forage Grower.  February 26. 26) Lemus, R.  2013.  Inter-seeding Warm-season Pastures with Winter Annuals.  Progressive Forage Grower.   February 1. 27) Lemus, R.  2013.  Marketing and Selling Hay.  Progressive Forage Grower.  January 1. 28) Ten Articles in the 2013 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 29) Lemus, R.  2012.  Improving Hay Production – Does Proper Fertilization Pay Off Progressive Dairyman.  Issue 9, November 21: 53-54. 30) Lemus, R. 2012.  Livestock Fencing Systems for Pasture Management.  Progressive Forage Grower.  13 (9): 28-30. 31) Lemus, R.  2012.  Producers Brace the Heat to Learn During the 2012 North Mississippi Grazing School.  Progressive Forage Grower.  July 11. 32) Lemus, R.  2012.  Improving Hay Production – Does Proper Fertilization Pays Off?  Progressive Forage Grower. Issue 5, May 15, 2012/Mississippi Market Bulletin 84(10): 1. 33) Lemus, R.  2012.  Mississippi State University Extension Hosts Cool-season Forage Tour.  May 8, 2012. 34) Lemus, R., J.R. Parish, and J.A.  Parish.  2012.  Livestock Fencing Systems for Pasture Management.  Part 2.  Progressive Forage Grower.  13 (4): 6 35) Lemus, R.  2012.  Hay 101: Tuning Harvest and Curing Process.  Progressive Forage Grower.  13 (2): 4-5. 36) Ten Articles in the 2012 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 37) Lemus, R., J.R. Parish, and J.A.  Parish.  2011.  Livestock Fencing Systems for Pasture Management.  Part 1.  Progressive Forage Grower.  15 (8): 27-27 38) Lemus, R.  Tips for Establishing and Managing a Winter Pasture.  Progressive Forage Grower News.  August 11, 2011 39) Lemus, R.  Establishing Hybrid Bermudagrass.  Progressive Forage Grower.  12 (5), May 4, 2011. 1) Lemus, R.  Hay 101:  Tuning the Hay Harvest and Curing Process.  Mississippi Market Bulletin.  Vol. 100 (10), May 15, 2011. 2) Nine Articles in the 2011 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 3) Lemus, R.  How well-established if your pasture?  Progressive Forage Grower.  11 (8): 24-26, November 15, 2010. 4) Lemus, R.  Preserving the Value of Hay through Proper Storage.  Mississippi Market Bulletin.  Vol. 99 (10), May 15, 2010. 5) Lemus, R. and J. Weirich.  Making Pasture Weed Control Decisions.  Mississippi Market  Bulletin.  Vol. 99 (7). April 1, 2010. 6) Lemus, R.  2010.  The Philosophy of Science in Agriculture. CSA News 55(01): 18-19. 7) Ten Articles in the 2010 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 8) Lemus, R., J.R. Parish, and J. Parish.  2008.  Livestock Fencing System for Pasture Management.  The Beef Site. August 2009. 9) Lemus, R.  2009.  Guidelines for Pasture Establishment.  The Cattle Site. July 2009. 10) Lemus, R.  Proper Management of Hay Production Helps Assure a Positive Return.  Mississippi Market Bulletin.  Vol. 98(10). May 15, 2009. 11) Ten Articles in the 2009 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 12) Lemus, R., and J. Parish.  2008.  Assessing Needs and Feed Sources:  How Much Pasture Do I Have? The Cattle Site.  January 2008. 13) Ten Articles in the 2008 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 14) Three articles in the 2007 Cattle Business in Mississippi Magazine.  Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Publication. 15) Lemus, R. and J.A Parish.  2007.  Fertility and winter pasture planning.  Gulf Coast Cattlemen MagazineSeptember 2007.

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June. 1 2 ) 2016:   Karen   Brasher.      Where   the   Grass   is   Greener .      MAFES   Discovery.      Summer.   p. 30-33. 1 3 ) 2016:    Robert    Fears.        Minimize    Hay    Needs    with    Year-round    Pastures .        Beef Producer Magazine.  May. 1 4 ) 2016:   Linda   Breazeale.      Spring   Conditions   Challenge   Forages .   Mississippi   Crop Report.  May 6. 1 5 ) 2016: Poultry Litter Provides Nutrients, Risks .  Hay & Forage Grower.  March. 1 6 ) 2016: Mike Rankin.  The Greatest Grazing Sin .  Hay & Forage Grower.  January. 1 7 ) 2015:   Jack   Weatherly.      Official:   rains   have   softened   the   drought,   but   a   wet   winter may be in the offing.   Mississippi Business Journal. November 5. 1 8 ) 2015:    Brian    Hefty.        Ag    PhD    Radio .        Pasture    Weed    Control.        Sirius    XM    Radio.      September 23. 1 9 ) 2015:   Linda   Breazeale.   MSU   Forage   Tests:      Helping   Companies   and   Producers. 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Gulf Coast Cattlemen Magazine.   February. 3 5 ) 2015:   Robert   Fears.      How   to   Survive   Drought   –   Monitoring   is   the   Key.      Gulf   Coast Cattlemen Magazine.   February. 3 6 ) 2014:     Bonnie     Clobentz.          MSU     Variety     Trials     Info     Aids     Famer’s     Decisions .       November 25. 3 7 ) 2014:   Chel   Terrell.      Save   Up   to   Graze   Later.      Gulf   Coast   Cattlemen   Magazine.   August. 3 8 ) 2014:   Rick   Mooney.      Wet   Spring   Sets   Back   Mississippi   Forages .      E-hay   Weekly.      May 6. 3 9 ) 2014:   Susan   Collins-Smith.   Weather   May   Stall   Summer   Forage   Crops .      Mississippi Crop Report.  April 17. 4 0 ) 2014:   Rick   Mooney.      Hay   Feeding   Accelerates   in   Cold   Southeast .      E-hay   Weekly.     February 25. 4 1 ) 2014:   Linda   Breazeale.      Timing   Effects   Freeze   Impacts.      Mississippi   Crop   Report.     January 17. 4 2 ) 2014:    Clifford    Mitchell.        Increasing    Desirable    Forage:        Fertilization    and    Weed Control Jump Start Grazing System.  Gulf Coast Cattlemen.  February. 4 3 ) 2013:   Tim   W.   McAlavy.      Forage-Based   Dairying   Challenges .      Mississippi   LandMarks. 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Delta Farm Press .  April 5. 7 7 ) 2011:   Jennifer   Kisner.      Weed   control   in   spring   and   summer   pastures.      Purina’s Winter Check Point Newsletter. 7 8 ) 2011:     Robert     Fears.          Know     Grazing     Capacity.          Gulf     Coast     Cattlemen Magazine / Cattle Management .  February. 7 9 ) 2011: Chel Terrell.  Forage/hay testing.  Gulf Coast Cattlemen Magazine .  January. 8 0 ) 2010:   Cliff   Covington.      Hunters   who   plant   clovers   tend   to   get   lucky.      Louisiana Sportsman .  July 29. 8 1 ) 2010:     Linda     Breazeale.          Pastures,     forages     battle     armyworms.          MSU     Ag Communications.      Mississippi   Crop   Report .      Tunica   Times / The   Beef   Site / The   Dairy Site .  July 23. 8 2 ) 2010: Rick Mooney.  State Forage Report:  Mississippi .  E-hay Weekly.  April 19. 8 3 ) 2009:   Robert   Fears.            Herbicide   +   Management   –   Shredding   =   Savings.      Gulf   Coast Cattlemen Magazine . 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