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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 Magazine. September 2007.

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1) 2017: Becky Mills. Stockpile for Savings: Stockpiling Bermudagrass Can Be a Cheaper and Less Time Consuming Alternative to Feeding Hay. 2 ) 2017: Becky Mills. Rx for Drought Stressed Pastures. 3 ) 2017: Robert Fears. Efficient Fertilizer Management: Prioritizing Budget Spends Dollars Wisely. Gulf Coast Cattlemen. 4 ) 2017: Robert Fears. Produce Hay from a Management Plan. Progressive Forage Grower. January. 5 ) 2016: R. Nathan Gregory. State’s   hay   directory   helps   drought-affected   producers . Press Release. October. 6 ) 2016: Robert Fears. Management of Annual Ryegrass/Legume Winter Pastures. Land & Livestock Post Newsletter . September. 7 ) 2016: Mike Rankin. What’s    Behind    Fall    Grazing    Door    No.    3? Hay and Forage Grower. August 30. 8 ) 2016: R. Nathan Gregory. Disease    Pressures    Drive    Forage    Production    Down . Mississippi Forage Crop Report. August. 9 ) 2016: Heather Thomas. Mob Grazing A Tool to Improve Pasture Production and/or Cattle Performance. Gulf Coast Cattlemen Magazine. August. 1 0 ) 2016: Sydney Sleep. Boost    Returns    from    Grazed    Sorghums . Hay & Forage Grower. June. 1 1 ) 2016: Barb Anderson. Boost Grazing with Berseem Clover . Angus Journal. 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. Mississippi LandMarks Magazine 11 (3): 4-5. 2 0 ) 2015: Jack Weatherly. Drought   burns   pastures,   fields,   posing   threat   to   cattle . Mississippi Business Journal. October 8. 2 1 ) 2015: Robert Fears:   Fencing   for   Short   Duration   Grazing . Progressive Cattlemen. September. 2 2 ) 2015: Robert Fears: Which Grazing System is More Appropriate for Your Operation. Drovers. July. 2 3 ) 2015: Linda Breazeale. MSU   Forage   Variety   Testing   Help   Producers,   Companies. Mississippi Agricultural News. November 5. 2 4 ) 2015: Bonnie Clobentz. International      Focus      Enhances      Mississippi      State Opportunities. Global Insight Mississippi State University International Institute. Fall. p. 6-7. 2 5 ) 2015: Linda Breazeale. Summer   rains   help   pastures,   hay   fields. Mississippi Crop Report. August 7. 2 6 ) 2015: Robert Fears. Considering Winter Pastures Instead of Hay. Gulf   Coast Cattlemen Magazine. August. 2 7 ) 2015: Robert Fears. Bare    Ground:    Detrimental    to    Water    Conservation    and Ecological Functions. Land & Livestock Post Newsletter. July. 2 8 ) 2015: Robert Fears. Developing   a   Forage   Management   Plan   for   Herd   Rebuilding:   Forage Production Calendar. Progressive Forage Grower. May. 2 9 ) 2015: Linda Breazeale. Hay,   forage   producers   wage   war   on   fire   ants . Mississippi Agricultural News. May 19. 3 0 ) 2015: Bonnie Coblentz. MAFES Variety Trials Provide Vital Information to Crop Producers. Mississippi LandMarks 11 (1):22-23. 3 1 ) 2015: Robert Fears. Triggers for Destocking. Progressive   Forage   Grower.   Vol. 16 (6):21-23 3 2 ) 2015: Robert Fears. Weed   Management   Strategies   for   Pastures   and   Hay   Fields . Progressive Forage Grower Newsletter. April 28. 3 3 ) 2015: Robert Fears. Stuck    up:       Determining    Stocking    Rates    for    Introduced Forages . Land & Livestock Post Newsletter. April. 3 4 ) 2015: Clifford Mitchell. Managing the Forage System: Cover Crops and Legumes Provide Quality Alternatives. 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. Vol. 9 (3): 20-21. 4 4 ) 2013: Rick Money. Weather,   Pests   Taper   Mississippi   Hay   Yields . E-hay Weekly. October 29. 4 5 ) 2013: Bonnie Coblentz. Field   Days,   Conference   Build   Forage   Expertise . October 18. 4 6 ) 2013: Tina Parker. Cooler   Days   Turn   Grazing   Toxic.   Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. October 9. 4 7 ) 2013: Linda Breazeale. Pasture,    Forages    Face    New    Battles.    Mississippi Crop Report. August 9. 4 8 ) 2013: Rick Money. Bernudagrass   Stem   Maggots   On   The   Move . E-hay Weekly. July 15. 4 9 ) 2013: Barb Anderson. Freshen Up Those Winter Pastures. Progressive Farmer. 5 0 ) 2013: Keri C. Lewis. Hay   Producers   Eager   for   Warm,   Sunny   Days . Mississippi Crop Report. 5 1 ) 2013: Meg Henderson. MSU Researchers Discover New Advantages to Old Grazing Methods. 5 2 ) 2013: Alan Newport. Is    Hay    Nutrient    Removal    Still    an    Underrate    Factor?    Progressive Farmer. 5 3 ) 2013: Rick Mooney. Traffic Slows at online Jay Listing Sites. E-hay   Weekly.     March 5. 5 4 ) 2012: Keri Collins Lewis. State’s    Ag    Producers    Set    Multiple    Records    in    2012 . Mississippi Agricultural News. December 13. 5 5 ) 2012: Rick Mooney. Need   Hay?     Look   South   and   East.   E-Hay Weekly. November 27. 5 6 ) 2012: Boyd Kidwell. Blurb: Pigweeds, Sandburs and Thistles are Trying to Gain a Foothold on Drought-damaged Pastures. Progressive Farmer. 5 7 ) 2012: Becky Mills. Grass Tetany Prevention is the Key. Gulf   Coast   Cattlemen Magazine. December. 5 8 ) 2012: Keri Collins Lewis. State’s    Growers    Make    Hay    While    the    Sun    Shines . October 26. 5 9 ) 2012: Keri Collins Lewis. Hay    Inspection    Needed    for    Some    Interstate    Sales . September 12. 6 0 ) 2012: Fae Holin. In-Field Forage Tester Scores High. September. Hay   and   Forage Grower . 6 1 ) 2012: Linda Breazeale. Portable Equipment Aids Farmer’s Forage Decisions. Summer. Mississippi LandMarks 8 (3): 12 . 6 2 ) 2012: Linda Breazeale. 2012    Drought    Will    Shrink    Livestock’s    Profit    Margins . Mississippi Crop Report. June 20, 2012. 6 3 ) 2012: Bonnie Coblentz. State’s   Dairies   Struggle   with   Record   Input   Costs . June 8, 2012. 6 4 ) 2012: Linda Breazeale. Portable   Equipment   Aids   Farmer’s   Forage   Decisions . June 1, 2102. 6 5 ) 2012: Clifford Mitchell. Quality and Yield: Managing hay from field to feeding. Progressive Cattleman. June 1. 6 6 ) 2012: Robert Fears. Know What’s in Your Pasture. Land & Livestock Post . April 1. 6 7 ) 2012: Chel Terrell. Testing Eliminates the Guesswork: Knowing what’s in that hay removes the indecision from winter feeding. Beefmaster Cowman. 6 8 ) 2012: Clifford Mitchell. Building Forage Quality: Legumes benefit grazing system. Gulf Coast Cattlemen Magazine . 6 9 ) 2011: Keri Collins Lewis. Bale    Peanuts,    Ratoon    Corn    for    Hay    With    Care.    Mississippi Market Bulletin. Vol. 100 (21): November 1, 2011. 7 0 ) 2011: Linda Breazeale. Tropical Storm Helps Mississippi’s Crops . September 9. 7 1 ) 2011: Bonnie Coblentz. Security   Concerns   Prompt   Fertilizer   Regulation   Interest . September 8. 7 2 ) 2011: Rick Mooney. State Forage Report: Mississippi. E-hay Weekly. August 30. 7 3 ) 2011: Clifford Mitchell. Winter feed quality depends on proper handling of hay. Progressive Cattlemen Magazine . August 11. 7 4 ) 2011: Linda Breazeale. Hay, grass shortage could be widespread. MSU Ag Communications. Mississippi   Crop   Report . Wisconsin   Ag   Connection / Progressive Forage / Clinton   News / News360 / AgWatch   Network / Mississippi   Business   Journal . July 22. 7 5 ) 2011: Robert Fears. Managing Cattle in a Drought. Cattle Management . June 17. 7 6 ) 2011: Hembree Brandon. Cool-season forages can boost production, cut feed costs. 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 . November 13. 8 4 ) 2009: Bonnie Coblentz. Cropping Method Holds Potential for Cattle, Trees. MSU Ag   Communications / Southern   States / Angus   E-List / Forage   and   Grazinglands . July 16. 8 5 ) 2009: Linda Breazeale. State’s hay, pastures battle rains, drought. MSU    Ag Communications / Southern States . July 10. 8 6 ) 2009: Robert Fears. Reduce Feed Costs with a Year-Round Forage Supply. Gulf Coast Cattlemen Magazine . July 10. 8 7 ) 2009: Rick Mooney. State Forage Report: Mississippi . E-hay Weekly. January 20. 8 8 ) 2008: Rick Mooney. State Forage Report: Mississippi . E-hay Weekly. August 25. 8 9 ) 2008: Drapala, Patti. Economics temper forage, hay gains. Mississippi Agricultural News. MSU Ag Communications / Delta Farm Press . May 23. 9 0 ) 2008: Del Deterling. Our Ultimate Guide to Hay: Mowing, growing, buying, selling: Growers and other experts show how to get most for your money. Progressive Farmer, p. 49-53. 9 1 ) May.2008: Clifford Mitchell. Cowboy or grass farmer: Grazing system improves land and benefits livestock. Gulf Coast Cattlemen Magazine / Cattle Today . February. 9 2 ) 2007: Drapala, Patti. Savvy producers can survive hay shortage. Mississippi Agricultural News . MSU Ag Communications. September 20.