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Dr. Joao Vendramini

Professor, Forages
Forage Specialist

Program Areas

Dr. Vendramini studies the effects of supplementation on forage and animal production, warm and cool-season forage management, alternative uses for forage crops and nutrient management of forage cropping systems. Through his extension programs he disseminates science-based information to a broad range of stakeholders, educators, and producers. He focuses on increasing farmer’s competency to sample forage crops and interpret the results of nutrient analyses to improve diet formulation and nutrient management of livestoc

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Contact Information

jv@ufl.edu

352-392-1864

Office:
3401 Experiment Station
Ona, FL 33865

  • Education
    • Ph.D. University of Florida. Agronomy Department, Forage Management, 2005.
    • M.S. University of Sao Paulo. Animal Science Department, Forage Management, 1999.
    • B.S. University of Sao Paulo, Agronomy, 1994.
  • Research

    Departmental Research Areas:

    • Agronomy
    • Forages

    Research Focus:

    The research program is dedicated to forage management with emphasis on sub-tropical production systems. The major area of interest is forage-livestock interface and the impact of forage management on forage and animal production, and environmental quality.

    The specific research areas are:

    1. The effects of supplementation on forage and animal production
    2. Warm- and cool-season forage management
    3. Alternative uses of forage crops
    4. Nutrient management on forage crop systems
  • Extension

    The main objective of the Forage extension program is to disseminate science based information. Educational activities and extension publications are elaborated to deliver updated information to stakeholders, educators, and producers.

    There are two extension program areas:

    1. Increase producer awareness of the importance of forage testing

      The most accurate and reliable method to estimate forage nutritive value is forage testing. The objectives of this program are: a) to develop and deliver educational programs on forage sampling, testing, forage testing results interpretation that promote the potential benefits of forage testing on diet formulation and nutrient management for livestock producers, and b) conduct forage testing campaigns in Florida.

    2. Forage management

      Extend research based knowledge on forage management for producers and educators.

  • Professional Experience
    • Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL
      University of Florida, 7/2019 to present.
    • Associate Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL   
      University of Florida, 8/2012-6/2019.
    • Assistant Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL   
      University of Florida, 8/2006-8/2012
    • Assistant Professor, Soil and Crop Science Department, Texas Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX
      Texas A &M University, 8/2005 to 7/2006.
  • In-Service Training
  • Membership in Professional Societies
    • American Society of Agronomy
    • Crop Science Society of America
    • American Society of Animal Science
    • American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
  • Links
  • Refereed Journals
    • Cooke, R. F., Daigle, C. L, Moriel, P., Smith, S. B., Tedeschi, L. O. & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2020). Cattle adapted to tropical and subtropical environments (I): social, nutritional, and carcass quality considerations. Journal of Animal Science, 98(2), 1-20. DOI: 10.1093/jas/skaa014 
    • Gouvea, V. N., Vendramini, J. M B., Sollenberger, L. E., Leite de Oliveira, F., Dubeux Jr., J. C. P., Moriel, P., Cecato, U., Soares Filho, C. V., Sanchez, J. M. D., Yarborough, J. K. & Kuhawara, F. (2020). Inoculant effects on fermentation characteristics, nutritive value and mycotoxin concentrations of bermudagrass silage. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Science, 6(1), e20054. DOI: 10.1002/cft2.20054
    • Jaramillo, D. M., Dubeux Jr., J. C. B., Vendramini, J. M. B., Queiroz, L. M. D., Santos, E. R. S., Ruiz-Moreno, M., Garcia, L., de Abreu, D. S., de Miranda, L., R. & de Siqueira, M. C. F. deSiqueira. (2020). Establishment techniques affect productivity, nutritive value, and atmospheric N2 fixation of two sunn hemp cultivars. Grass and Forage Science, 75(2), 153-158. DOI: 10.1111/gfs.12472
    • Kohmann, M. M., Sanchez, J. M. D., Silveira, M. L., Brandani, C. B., Balbo, A., Borges, B. M. N., Ribeirinho, V. S. & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2020). Intensification enhances litter carbon and nitrogen decomposition dynamics in subtropical grazinglands. Agrosystems, Geosciences, and Environment, 3(1), e20075. DOI: 10.1002/agg2.20075
    • Lu. Y., Silveira, M. L., Vendramini, J. M. B., Erickson, J. E. & Li, Y. (2020). Biosolids and biochar application effects on bahiagrass herbage accumulation and nutritive value. Agronomy Journal 112(2), 1330-1345. DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20101
    • Lu, Y., Silveira, M. L. Cavigelli, M. A., Vendramini, J. M. B., Erickson, J. E. & Li, Y. (2020). Biochar impacts on nutrient dynamics in a subtropical grassland soil: 2. Greenhouse gas emissions. Journal of Environmental Quality, 49(5), 1421-1434. DOI: 10.1002/jeq2.20141
    • Lu, Y., Silveira, M. L., O’Connor, G. A., Vendramini, J. M. B., Erickson, J. E. & Li, Y. (2020). Biochar impacts on nutrient dynamics in a subtropical grassland soil: 1. Nitrogen and phosphorus leaching. Journal of Environmental Quality, 49(5), 1408-1420. DOI: 10.1002/jeq2.20139
    • Martin, L. J., Sellers, B. A., Dias, J. L. C. S., Ferrell, J. A., Leon, R. G. & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2020). Tolerance of pintoi peanut to PRE and POST herbicides. Weed Technology, 34(6), 870-875. DOI: 10.1017/wet.2020.82
    • Moriel, P., Palmer, E., Vedovatto, M., Piccolo, M. B., Ranches, J., Silva, H. M. Mercadante, V. E. G., Lamb, G. C. & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2020). Supplementation frequency and amount modulate post-weaning growth and reproductive performance of Bos indicus- influenced beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science, 98(8)1-11. DOI: 10.1093/jas/skaa236
    • Moriel, P., Vedovatto, M, Palmer, E. A., Oliveira, R. A., Silva, H. M., Ranches, J. & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2020). Maternal supplementation of energy and protein, but not methionine hydroxy analog, enhanced postnatal growth and response to vaccination in Bos indicus- influenced beef offspring. Journal of Animal Science, 98(5), 1-12. DOI: 10.1093/jas/skaa123
    • Oliveira, R. A., Moriel, P., Vendramini, J. M. B., Silva, H. M., Vedovatto, M., Neiva, J. N. M., Miotto, F. R. C., Miranda, M. & Silva, D. P. (2020). Supplemental monensin affects growth, physiology, and coccidiosis infestation of early-weaned beef calves consuming warm-season or cool-season annual grasses. Applied Animal Science, 36, 108-117. DOI: 10.15232/aas.2019-01930
    • Orrico Junior, M. A. P., Vendramini, J. M. B, Erickson, J., Moriel, P., Silveira, M. L. A., Aguiar, A. D., Sanchez, J. M. D., Silva, W. L. & Silva, H. M. (2020). Nutritive value and fermentation characteristics of silages produced from different sweet sorghum plant components with or without microbial inoculation. Applied Animal Science, 36, 777-783. DOI:10.15232/aas.2020-02027
    • Palmer, E. A., Vedovatto, M., Oliveira, R. A., Silva, H. M., Ranches, J., Vendramini, J. M. B. & Moriel, P. (2020). Maternal supplement type and methionine hydroxy analogue fortification on performance of Bos indicus-influenced beef cows and their offspring. Livestock Science, 240, 104176. DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104176
    • Silva, H. M. S., Vendramini, J. M. B., Oliveira, F. C. L., Soares, C. V. S., Kaneko, M. Silveira, M. L., Sanchez, J. M. D. & Yarborough, J. K. (2020). Harvest frequency effects on herbage characteristics of ‘Mavuno’ brachiariagrass. Crop Science, 60(2), 113-1122
    • Wallau, M. O., Vendramini, J. M. B., Sollenberger, L. E., van Santen, E., Aguiar, A. & Cunha, O. F. (2020). In-situ dry matter and crude protein disappearance dynamics in stockpiled limpograss. Crop Science, 60(4), 2159-2166. DOI: 10.1002/csc2.20144
  • Refereed Journals (continued)
    • Alencar, N. M., Vendramini, J. M. B., Dubeux, J. C. B., Jr., dos Santos, A. C., Sanchez, J. M. D., Silva, H. M., Silveira, M. L., Sousa, L. F., & Neiva, J. N. M. (2019) Impact of leaf and stem proportions on dry matter and crude protein in situ disappearance of rhizome peanut genotypes. Crop Science, 59, 1815-1821.
    • Gomes, V. C., Vendramini, J. M. B., and Silva, H. M. (2019). Herbage accumulation and nutritive value of seeded bermudagrass cultivars. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management, 5.190063. DOI: 10.2134/cftm2019.08.0063
    • Leite de Oliveira, F. C., Sanchez, J. M. D., Vendramini, J. M. B., Lima, C. G., Luz, P. H. C., Rocha, C. O., Pereira, L. E. T., & Herling, V. R. (2019). Time to move beef cattle to a new paddock: forage quality and grazing behaviour. Journal of Agriculture Science, 156(10), 1241-1250. DOI: 10.1017/S0021859619000133
    • Moriel, P., Vendramini, J. M. B., Carnelos, C., Piccolo, M. B., & Silva, H. M. (2019). Effects of monensin on growth performance of beef heifers consuming warm-season perennial grass and supplemented with sugarcane molasses. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 51(2), 339-344. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-018-1693-5
    • Sanchez, J. M. D., Vendramini, J. M. B., Silveira, M. L., Sollenberger, L. E., Dubeux, J. C. B., Jr., Moriel, P., Sellers, B., Yarborough, J. K., & Leite de Oliveira, F. C. (2019). Seeding strategies of bahiagrass and pintoi peanut affect pasture establishment under weed competition. Grass and Forage Science, 74(3), 381-388. DOI: 10.1111/gfs.12413
    • Vendramini, J. M. B., Sollenberger, L. E., Leite de Oliveira, F. C., Herling, V. R., Gomes, V. C., Sanchez, J. M. D., & Yarborough, J. K. (2019). Herbage characteristics of continuously stocked limpograss cultivars under stockpiling management. Crop Science, 59, 2886-2892.
    • Alencar, N. M., Vendramini, J. M. B., dos Santos, A. C., Silveira, M. L., Dubeux Jr., J. C. B., Sousa, L. F. & Neiva, J. N. M. (2018). Herbage characteristics of pintoi peanut and palisadegrass established as monoculture or mixed swards. Crop Science, 58, 2131-2137.
    • Dias, J. L. C. S., Sellers, B. A., Ferrell, J. A., Silveira, M. L. A., & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2018). Herbage response to dogfennel cover and limited nitrogen fertilization in bahiagrass pastures. Agronomy Journal, 110, 2507-2512.
    • Leite de Oliveira, F. C., Sanchez, J. M. D., Vendramini, J. M. B., Lima, C. G., Luz, P. H. C., Pereira, L. E. T., & Herling, V. R. (2018). Diurnal vertical and seasonal changes in non-structural carbohydrates in Marandu palisadegrass. Journal of Agriculture Science, 156, 475-464.
    • Moriel, P., Silva, G. M., Piccolo, M. B., Ranches, J., Vendramini, J. M. B. & Arthington, J. D. (2018). Supplementation of encapsulated cinnamaldehyde and garlic oil on pre- and post-weaning performance of beef cattle fed warm-season forages. The Professional Animal Science, 34:275-283.
    • Quesenberry, K. H., Sollenberger, L. E., Vendramini, J. M. B., Wallau, M. O., Blount, A. R., and Acuna, C. A. (2018). Registration of Kenhy and Gibtuck limpograss hybrids. Journal of Plant Registration, 12, 19-24.
    • Sanchez, J. M. D., Vendramini, J. M. B., Sollenberger, L. E., Silveira, M. L., Dubeux, Jr., J. C. B., Moriel, P., Kuwahara, F. A., Cecato, U., Yarborough, J. K. , Soares Filho, C. V., & Oliveira, F. C. L. (2018). Forage characteristics of bermudagrass pastures overseeded with pintoi peanut and grazed at different stubble heights. Crop Science, 58, 1808-1816.
    • Sanchez, J. M. D., Vendramini, J. M. B., Silveira, M. L., Sollenberger, L. E., Dubeux Jr., J. C. B., Moriel, P., Kuwahara, F. A., Cecato, U., Yarborough, J. K., Soares Filho, C. V., & Oliveira, F. C. L. (2018). Genotype and regrowth interval effects on in situ disappearance of rhizoma peanut. Crop Science, 58, 2174-2181.
    • Shepard, E. M., Sollenberger, L. E., Kohmann, M. M., da Silva, L. S., Dubeux, J. C. B & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2018). Phenotypic plasticity and other forage responses to grazing management of Ecoturf rhizoma peanut. Crop Science, 58, 2164-2173.
    • Soares Filho, C.V., Cavazzana, J. F., Heinrichs, R., Vendramini, J. M. B., Lima, G. C., & Moreira, A. (2018). The impact of organic biofertilizer application in dairy cattle manure on chemical properties of the soil and the growth and nutritional status of urochroa grass. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 49, 358-370.
    • Tracy, B. F., Foster, J. L., Butler, T. J., Islam, M. A., Toledo, D., & Vendramini, J. M. B. (2018). Resiliency in forage and grazinglands. Crop Science, 58, 31-42.
    • Vendramini, J. M. B. and Moriel, P. (2018). Forage management and concentrate supplementation effects on performance of beef calves. Animal Production Science, 58, 1399-1403.
    • Vendramini, J. M. B., Moriel, P., Cooke, R. F., Arthington, J. D., da Silva, H. M., Piccolo, M. B., Sanchez, J. M. D., Gomes, V. C., & de Campos, P. M. (2018). Effects of monensin inclusion into increasing amount of concentrate on growth and physiological parameters of early-weaned beef calves consuming warm-season grasses. Journal of Animal Science, 96, 5112-5123.
    • Kohmann, M.M., Sollenberger, L. E., Vendramini, J. M. B., Silveira, M. L., and Moreno, L. S. B. (2017) Harvest stubble height and K fertilization affect performance of Jiggs and ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrasses. Crop Science, 57, 3352-3359.
    • Lastinger, C. A., Dias, J. L. C. S., Sellers, B. A., Ferrell, J. A., Silveira, M. L. and Vendramini, J. M. B. (2017) Limpograss (Hemarthria altissima) tolerance to hexazinone. Weed Technology, 31, 682-688.
    • Liu, K., Sollenberger, L. E., Silveira, M. L., Vendramini, J. M. B., and Newman, Y. C. (2017) Nutrient pools in bermudagrass swards fertilized at different nitrogen levels. Crop Science, 57, 525-533.
    • Martins, P. G. M. A, Moriel, P. Caputti, G. P., Vendramini, J. M. B., and Arthington, J. D. (2017) Effects of multiple oral administrations of Fenbendazole on growth and fecal nematode infestation of early-weaned beef calves grazing perennial, warm-season or annual, cool-season grasses. The Professional Animal Scientist, 33, 432-439.
    • Moriel, P., Lancaster, P., Lamb, G. C., Vendramini, J. M. B., and Arthington, J. D. (2017) Effects of post-weaning growth rate and puberty induction protocol on reproductive performance of Bos indicus-influenced beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science, 95, 3523-3531
    • Moriel, P., Vendramini, J. M. B., Arthington, J. D., Aguiar, A. D., and Capputti, G. (2017) Effects of crude protein level and degradability of limited creep-feeding supplements on performance of beef cow-calf pairs grazing limpograss pastures. Livestock Science, 200, 1-5.
    • Ranches, J., Vendramini, J. M. B., and Arthington, J. D. (2017) Effects of selenium biofortification of hayfields on measures of selenium status in cows and calves consuming these forages. Journal of Animal Science, 95, 120-128.
    • Silveira, M. L., Vendramini, J. M. B., da Silva, H. M. S., Borges, B. M. M. N., Ribeirinho, V. S.,  Lacerda, J. J. J., Azenha, M. V., Viegas, P. R. A., and Aguiar, A. D. (2017) Potassium and phosphorus fertilization impacts on bermudagrass and limpograss herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and persistence. Crop Science, 57, 2881-2890.
    • Yarborough, J. K., Vendramini, J. M. B., Silveira, M. L., Sollenberger, L. E., Leon, R. G., Sanchez, J. M. D., Leite de Oliveira, F., Kuhawara, F., Gomes, V., Cecato, U., and Soares Filho, C. V. (2017) Impact of potassium and nitrogen fertilization on bahiagrass herbage accumulation and nutrient concentration. Agronomy Journal, 109, 1099-1105.
  • Refereed Journals (continued)
    • Yarborough, J. K., Vendramini, J. M. B., Silveira, M. L. A., Sollenberger, L. E., Leon, R. G., Sanchez, J. M. D., Leite de Oliveira, F., Kuhawara, F., Cecato, U., and Soares Filho, C. V. (2017) Potassium and Nitrogen Fertilization Effects on Jiggs Bermudagrass Herbage Accumulation, Root–Rhizome Mass, and Tissue Nutrient Concentration. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management, 3, doi:10.2134/cftm2017.04.0029.
    • Krueger, N.C., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, C. Na, M.K. Mullenix, A.D. Aguiar, and A.R. Blount. 2016. Blackberry regrowth and persistence responses to defoliation in mixed rhizoma peanut-grass swards. Crop Science 56:1349-1355.
    • Lastinger, C.A., B.A. Sellers, J.A. Ferrell, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2016. Limpograss tolerance to herbicides is affected by time of year, but not regrowth height or fertilizer application timing. Crop Forage & Turfgrass Management. doi:10.2134/cftm2016.04.0033.
    • Martins, P.G.M., P. Moriel, J.M.B. Vendramini, and J.D. Arthington. 2016. Evaluation of 2 sugarcane molasses feeding strategies on measures of growth and reproductive performance of replacement beef heifers. The Professional Animal Scientist 32:302-308.
    • Mullenix, M.K., L.E. Sollenberger, M.O. Wallau, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.L. Silveira, and D.L. Rowland. 2016. Herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and persistence responses of rhizoma peanut cultivars and germplasm to grazing management. Crop Science 56:907-915.
    • Mullenix, M.K., L.E. Sollenberger, M.O. Wallau, D.L. Rowland, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2016. Sward structure, light interception, and rhizome-root responses of rhizoma peanut cultivars and germplasm to grazing management. Crop Science 56:899-906.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., A.D. Aguiar, A.T. Adesogan, L.E. Sollenberger, E. Alves, L. Galzerano, P. Salvo, A.L. Valente, K.G. Arriola, Z.X. Ma, and F.C.L. Oliveira. 2016. Effects of genotype, wilting, and additives on the nutritive value and fermentation of bermudagrass silage. Journal of Animal Science 94:3061-3071.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.D. Arthington, F.C. Leite de Oliveira, A.D. Aguiar, P. Moriel, J.M.D. Sanchez, C.V.S. Filho, and J.K. Yarborough. 2016. Triticale-annual ryegrass mixture effects on forage characteristics and performance of early-weaned calves. The Professional Animal Scientist 32:827-832
    • Wallau, M.O., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, C.A.M. Gomide, M.K. Mullenix, K.H. Quesenberry. 2016. Performance of limpograss breeding lines under various grazing management strategies. Crop Science 56:3345-3353.
    • Aguiar, A.D., J.M.B. Vendramini, J.D. Arthington, L.E. Sollenberger, N. DiLorenzo, and M.J. Hersom. 2015. Performance of beef cows and calves fed different sources of rumen-degradable protein while grazing stockpiled limpograss pastures. Journal of Animal Science 93:1923-1932.
    • Aguiar, A.D., J. M.B. Vendramini, J. D. Arthington, L. E. Sollenberger, G. Caputti, J. M.D. Sanchez, O. F.R. Cunha, and W. L. da Silva. 2015. Limited creep-feeding supplementation effects on performance of beef cows and calves grazing limpograss pastures. Livestock Science 180:129-133.
    • Na, C., L.E. Sollenberger, J.E. Erickson, K.R. Woodard, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2015. Management of perennial warm-season bioenergy grasses I. Biomass harvested, nutrient removal, and persistence responses of elephantgrass and energycane to harvest frequency and timing. Bioenergy Research 8:581-589.
    • Na, C., L.E. Sollenberger, J.E. Erickson, K.R. Woodard, M.S. Castillo, M.K. Mullenix, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2015. Management of perennial warm-season bioenergy grasses. II. Seasonal differences in elephantgrass and energycane morphological characteristics affect responses to harvest frequency and timing. Bioenergy Research 8:618-626.
    • Rana, N., B. A. Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, M. L. Silveira, and J. M. Vendramini. 2015. Integrated management techniques for long-term control of giant smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis) in bahiagrass pasture in Florida. Weed Technology 29:570-577.
    • Silveira, M. L., J. M. B. Vendramini, B. Sellers, F. A. Monteiro, A. G. Artur, and E. Dupas. 2015. Bahiagrass response and N loss from selected N fertilizer sources. Grass and Forage Science 70:154-160.
    • Singh, M.P., J.E. Erickson, L.E. Sollenberger, K.R. Woodard, J.M.B. Vendramini, and R.A. Gilbert. 2015. Mineral composition and removal of six perennial grasses grown for bioenergy. Agronomy Journal 107:466-474.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.D. Sanchez, R.F. Cooke, A.D. Aguiar, P. Moriel, W.L. da Silva, O.F.R. Cunha, P.D.S. Ferreira, and A.C. Pereira. 2015. Stocking rate and monensin supplemental level effects on growth performance of beef cattle consuming warm-season grasses. Journal of Animal Science 93:3682-3689.
    • Wallau, M.O., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.K. Mullenix, K.H. Quesenberry, C.A.M. Gomide, V. Costa e Silva, and N. DiLorenzo. 2015. Herbage accumulation and nutritive value of limpograss breeding lines under stockpiling management. Crop Science 55:2377-2383.
    • Aguiar, A.D., J.M.B. Vendramini, J.D. Arthington, L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.D. Sanchez, W.L. da Silva, A.L.S. Valente, and P. Salvo. 2014. Stocking rate effects on ‘Jiggs’ bermudagrass pastures grazed by heifers receiving supplementation. Crop Science. 54:2872-2879.
    • Apolinario, V.X.O., J.C.B. Dubeux Jr., A.C.L. Mello, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.A. Lira, M.V.F. Santos, and J.P. Muir. 2014. Litter decomposition of warm-season grass pastures grazed with different stocking rates and nitrogen fertilizer levels. Agronomy Journal. 106:622-627.
    • Dubeux Jr., J.C.B., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, S.M. Interrante, and M.A. Lira. 2014. Stocking method, animal behavior, and soil nutrient redistribution: How are they linked? Crop Science. 54:2341-2350.
    • Krueger, N., L.E. Sollenberger, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, N.L.S. Lemos, A.G. Costa, and A.T. Adesogan. 2014. Mixed stocking by cattle and goats for blackberry control in rhizoma peanut-grass pastures. Crop Science. 54:2864-2871.
    • Moriel, P., S.E. Johnson, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.A. McCann, D.E. Gerrard, V.R.G. Mercadante, M.J. Hersom, and J.D. Arthington. 2014. Effects of calf weaning age and subsequent management systems on growth performance and carcass characteristics of beef steers. Journal of Animal Science. 92:3598-3609.
    • Moriel, P., S.E. Johnson, J.M.B. Vendramini, V.R.G. Mercadante, M.J. Hersom, and J.D. Arthington. 2014. Effects of calf weaning age and subsequent management system on growth and reproductive performance of beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 92:3096-3107.
    • Mullenix, M.K., L.E. Sollenberger, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.L. Silveira, and M.S. Castillo. 2014. Growth habit of rhizoma peanut affects establishment and spread when strip-planted in bahiagrass pastures. Crop Science. 54:2886-2892.
    • Sollenberger, L.E., K.R. Woodard, J.M.B. Vendramini, J.E. Erickson, K.A. Langeland, M.K. Mullenix, C. Na, M.S. Castillo, M. Gallo, C.D. Chase, and Y. López. 2014. Invasive populations of elephantgrass differ in morphological and growth characteristics from clones selected for biomass production. Bioenergy Research. 7:1382-1391
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.C.B. Dubeux, and M.L. Silveira. 2014. Nutrient cycling in tropical pasture ecosystems. Brazilian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 9:308-315.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, A.B. Soares, W.L. da Silva, J.M.D. Sanchez, A.L. Valente, A.D. Aguiar, and M.K. Mullenix. 2014. Harvest frequency affects herbage accumulation and nutritive value of brachiaria grass hybrids in Florida. Tropical Grasslands. 2:197-206.
    • Apolinario, V.X.O., J.C.B. Dubeux Jr., A.C.L. Mello, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.A. Lira, M.V.F. Santos, and J.P. Muir. 2013. Deposition and decomposition of signalgrass pasture litter under varying nitrogen fertilizer and stocking rates. Agron. J. 105:999-1004.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., M.L. Silveira, A.D. Aguiar, L. Galzerano, A. L. Valente, and P. Salvo. 2013. Forage characteristics of bahiagrass pastures overseeded with ‘Ubon’ Stylosanthes. Forage and Grazinglands. doi:10.1094/FG-2013-0528-01-RS
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, A.D. Blount, A.D. Aguiar, L. Galzerano, A.L. Valente, E. Alves, and L. Custodio. 2013. Bahiagrass cultivar response to grazing frequency with limited N fertilization. Agron. J. 105:938-944
    • Silveira, M.L., J. Driscoll, C.P. Silveira, D.A. Graetz, L.E. Sollenberger, and J.M.B. Vendramini. 2013. Land application of aluminum water treatment residual to bahigrass pastures: Soil and forage responses. Agron. J. 105:796:802.
    • Silveira, M.L., K. Liu, L.E. Sollenberger, R.F. Follet, and J.M.B. Vendramini. 2013. Short-term effects of grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization on soil organic carbon pools under perennial grass pastures in the Southeastern USA. Soil Bio. Biochem. 58:42-49.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.D. Arthington, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2013. Effects of increasing rumen-undegradable protein supplementation levels on early weaned calves grazing stargrass. Crop Sci. 53:322-328.
    • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, X. Sui, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O'Connor. 2013. Use of warm-season grasses managed as bioenergy crops for phytoremediation of P in P-enriched soils. Agron. J. 105:95-100.
    • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, X. Sui, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O'Connor. 2013. Screening perennial warm-season bioenergy crops as an alternative for phytoremediation of excess soil P. Bioenerg. Res. 6:469-475
    • Rana, N., B. A. Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, M. L. Silveira, and J. M. Vendramini. 2013. Impact of soil pH on bahiagrass competition with giant smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis) and small smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. indicus). Weed Sci. 61:109-116.
    • Singh, M.P., J.E. Erickson, L.E. Sollenberger, K.R. Woodard, J.M.B. Vendramini, and J.R. Fedenko. 2012. Mineral composition and biomass partitioning of sweet sorghum grown for biofuel in the southeastern USA. Biom. Bioen. 47:1-8.
    • Vendramini, J. M. B., Silveira, M. L., and Sellers, B. 2012. Methods of establishing annual ryegrass into bahiagrass sod affect forage botanical composition, production, and nutritive value. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2012-0517-01-RS.
    • Moriel, P., R.F. Cooke, D.W. Bohner, J.M.B. Vendramini, and J.D. Arthington. 2012. Effects of energy supplementation frequency and forage quality on performance, reproductive, and physiological responses of replacement beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 90:2371-2380.
  • Refereed Journals (continued)
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, G.C. Lamb, J.L. Foster, K. Liu, and M. Maddox. 2012. Forage accumulation, nutritive value, and persistence of ‘Mulato II’ brachiariagrass in northern Florida. Crop Sci. 52:914-922.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.D. Arthington, and A.T. Adesogan. 2012. Effects of incorporating cowpea in a subtropical grass pasture on forage production and quality and the performance of cows and calves. Grass Forage Sci. 67:129-135.
    • Silveira, M.L.A., A.K. Obour, J.M.B. Vendramini, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2011. Using tissue analysis as a tool to predict bahiagrass phosphorus fertilization requirement. J. Plant Nutrition, 34:14, 2193-2205.
    • Obour, A.K., M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O'Connor. 2011. Fluctuating water table effect of phosphorus release and availability from a Florida Spodosol. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 91:207-217.
    • Erickson, J.E., Z.R. Helsel, K.R. Woodard, J.M.B. Vendramini, Y. Wang, L.E. Sollenberger, and R.A. Gilbert. 2011. Plating date affects biomass and brix of sweet sorghum grown for biofuel across Florida. Agron. J. 103:1827-1833.
    • Liu, K., L.E. Sollenberger, M.L.A. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini and Y.C. Newman. 2011. Distribution of nutrients among soil-plant pools in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures grazed at different intensities. Crop Sci. 51:1800-1807
    • Castillo, M.S., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, K.R. Woodard, G.A. O’Connor, M.L. Silveira, and J.B. Sartain. 2011. Incorporation of municipal biosolods affects organic nitrogen mineralization and elephantgrass biomass production. Agron. J. 103:899-905.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.D. Arthington, L.E. Sollenberger, and T. Saraiva. 2011. Rumen-undegradable protein effects on herbage response and performance of early weaned calves grazing annual ryegrass. Crop Sci. 51:381-386.
    • Obour, A.K., M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, J.W. Jawitz, G.A. O’Connor, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2011. A phosphorus budget for bahiagrass pastures growing on a typical Florida spodosol. Agron. J. 103:611-616.
    • Obour, A.K., J.M.B. Vendramini, M.L. Silveira, L.E. Sollenberger, G.A. O’Connor, and J.W. Jawitz. 2011. Phosphorus fertilization responses on bahiagrass pastures – Forage production and water quality. Agron. J. 103:324-330.
    • Obour, A.K., M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, L.E. Sollenberger, G.A. O’Connor, and J.W. Jawitz. 2011. Agronomic and environmental impacts of phosphorus fertilization of low input bahiagrass systems in Florida. Nutr. Cycl Agroecosyt . 89:281-290.
    • Liu, K., L.E. Sollenberger, Y.C. Newman, J.M.B. Vendramini, S.M. Interrante, and U.R. White. 2011. Grazing management effects on productivity, nutritive value, and persistence of ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass. Crop Sci. 51:353-360.
    • Liu, K., L.E. Sollenberger, M.L. Silveira, Y.C. Newman, and J.M.B. Vendramini. 2011. Grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization affect litter responses in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures. I. Mass, deposition rate, and chemical composition. Agron. J. 103:156-162.
    • Liu, K., L.E. Sollenberger, M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, and Y.C. Newman. 2011. Grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization affect litter responses in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures. II. Decomposition and nitrogen mineralization. Agron. J. 103:163-168.
    • Hughes, A.L., M.J. Hersom, J.M.B. Vendramini, T.A. Thrift, and J.V. Yelich. 2010. Comparison of forage sampling method to determine nutritive value of bahiagrass pastures. Prof. Anim. Sci. 26:504-510
    • Silveira, M.L.A., J.M.B Vendramini, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2010. Nutrient management and water quality problems in grazingland ecosystems. Intern. J. Agron. doi:10.1155/2010/517603
    • Inyang, U*., J.M.B. Vendramini, L.E. Sollenberger, M.L.A. Silveira, B. Sellers, A. Adesogan, Paiva, L., and A. Lunpha. 2010. Harvest frequency and stubble height affects herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and persistence of ‘Mulato II’ brachiariagrass. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2010-0923-01-RS.
    • Obour, A. K.*, M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.B. Adjei, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2010. Cattle manure application strategy effects on subsurface leaching and runoff of phosphorus from a Florida spodosol. Agron J. 102:1511-1521.
    • Castillo, M. S., L. E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, K. R. Woodard, J. T. Gilmour, G. A. O’Connor, Y. C. Newman, M. L. Silveira, and J. B. Sartain. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: II. Decomposition and organic nitrogen mineralization. Agron. J. 102:1314-1320.
    • Castillo, M.S., L. E. Sollenberger, J. M.B. Vendramini, K. R. Woodard, G. A. O’Connor, Y. C. Newman, M. L. Silveira, and J. B. Sartain. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: I. Elephantgrass biomass production and soil responses. Agron. J. 102:1308-1313.
    • Inyang, U*., J.M.B. Vendramini, L.E. Sollenberger, B. Sellers, A. Adesogan, Paiva, L., and A. Lunpha. 2010. Effects of stocking rates on animal performance and herbage responses of Mulato and bahiagrass pastures. Crop Sci. 50:179-185
    • Vendramini. J.M.B., A.T. Adesogan, M.L.A. Silveira, L.E. Sollenberger, O. C. Queiroz, and W.E. Anderson. 2010. Nutritive value and fermentation parameters of warm-season grass silage. Prof. Anim. Sci. 26:193-200.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B. and J.D. Arthington. 2010. Supplementation strategies effects on performance of beef heifers grazing stockpiled pastures. Agron. J. 102:112-117.
    • Newman, Y.C., S. Agyin-Birikorang, M.B. Adjei, J.M. Scholberg, M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, J.E. Rechcigl, L.E. Sollenberger, and M. Chrysostome. 2009. Enhancing phosphorus phytoremediation potential of two warm-season perennial grasses with nitrogen fertilization. Agron. J. 101:1345-1351.
    • Newman, Y.C., S. Agyin-Birikorang, M.B. Adjei, J.M. Scholberg, M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, J.E. Rechcigl, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2009. Nitrogen fertilization effect on phosphorus remediation potential of three perennial warm-season forages. Agron. J. 101:1243-1248 Obour, A.K., M. L. Silveira, M.B. Adjei, J.M.B. Vendramini, and J.E. Rechcigl. 2009. Cattle manure application strategies effects on bahiagrass yield, nutritive value, and phosphorus recovery. Agron. J. 101:1099-1107
    • Dubeux, J.C.B., Jr., L.E. Sollenberger, L.A. Gaston, J.M.B. Vendramini, S.M. Interrante, and R.L. Stewart, Jr. 2009. Animal behavior and soil nutrient redistribution in continuously stocked Pensacola bahiagrass pastures managed at different intensities. Crop Sci. 49:1-8.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B. and J.D. Arthington. 2009. Effects of soybean hulls supplementation on performance of primiparous beef cows grazing warm-season pastures and receiving molasses supplement. Prof. Anim. Sci. 25:118-123.
    • Arthington, J.D., X. Qiu, R.F. Cooke, J.M.B. Vendramini, D.B. Araujo, C.C. Chase, and S.W. Coleman. 2008. Effects of pre-shipping management on measures of stress and performance of beef steers during a feedlot receiving period. J. Anim. Sci. 86:2016-2023.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B. and J.D. Arthington. 2008. Effects of supplementation strategies on performance of early-weaned calves raised on pastures. Prof. Anim. Sci. 24:445-450.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.D. Arthington, and W.F. Brown. 2008. Use of limpograss in grazing systems in Florida. Forage & Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2008-1212-01-RV.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, A. Adesogan, J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr., S.M. Interrante and R.L. Stewart, Jr. 2008. Protein fractions of Tifton 85 and rye-annual ryegrass due to sward management practices. Agron. J. 100:463-469.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr., S.M. Interrante, R.L. Stewart, Jr., and J.D. Arthington. 2008. Sward management effects on forage component responses in a production system for early weaned calves. Agron. J. 100:1781-1786.
    • Stewart, R.L., Jr., L.E. Sollenberger, J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr., J.M.B. Vendramini, S.M. Interrante, and Y.C. Newman. 2007. Herbage and animal responses to management intensity of continuously stocked bahiagrass pastures. Agron. J. 99:107-112.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B. and J.D. Arthington. 2007. Effects of supplemental yeast fermentation product on performance of early-weaned calves on pasture and measures of stress and performance during a feedlot receiving period. Prof. Anim. Sci. 23:709-714.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., M.L.A. Silveira, J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr. and L.E. Sollenberger. 2007. Environmental impacts and nutrient recycling on pastures grazed by cattle. Rev. Bras. Zootec. 36:139-151.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr., S.M. Interrante, R.L. Stewart, Jr., and J.D. Arthington. 2007. Concentrate supplementation effects on forage characteristics and performance of early weaned calves grazing Tifton 85 bermudagrass pastures. Agron. J. 99:399-404.
    • Dubeux, J.C.B., Jr., L.E. Sollenberger, N.B. Comerford, J.M. Scholberg, A.C. Ruggieri, J.M.B. Vendramini, S.M. Interrante, and K.M. Portier. 2006. Management intensity affects density fractions of soil organic matter from grazed bahiagrass swards. Soil Biol. Biochem. 38:2705-2711.
    • Dubeux, J.C.B., Jr., L.E. Sollenberger, S.M. Interrante, J.M.B. Vendramini, and R.L. Stewart, Jr. 2006. Litter decomposition and mineralization in grazed Pensacola bahiagrass pastures managed at different intensities. Crop Sci. 46:1305-1310.
    • Dubeux, J.C.B., Jr., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, R.L. Stewart, Jr., and S.M. Interrante. 2006. Litter mass, decomposition rate and chemical composition in grazed Pensacola bahiagrass pastures managed at different intensities. Crop Sci. 46:1299-1304.
    • Dubeux, J.C.B., Jr., R.L. Stewart, Jr., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, and S.M. Interrante. 2006. Spatial heterogeneity of herbage response to management intensity in continuously stocked Pensacola bahiagrass pastures. Agron. J. 98:1453-1459.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr., S.M. Interrante, R.L. Stewart, Jr., and J.D. Arthington. 2006. Supplementation effects on forage characteristics and performance of early weaned calves grazing rye-ryegrass pastures. Crop Sci. 46:1595-1600.
    • Stewart, R.L., Jr., J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr., L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, and S.M. Interrante. 2005. Stocking method affects plant responses of Pensacola bahiagrass pastures. Forage & Grazinglands doi: 10.1094/FG-2005-1028-01-RS.
    • Tamassia, L.F.M., F.G.F. Castro, C.M. Haddad, and J.M.B.Vendramini. 2001. Dry matter yield and morphology description of Rhodesgrass (Chloris gayana) at different ages of regrowth. Scientia Agricola 58:595-599.
    • Castro, F.G.F., J.M.B.Vendramini, A.C. Vieira, C.M. Haddad, and R.P. Heisecke. 1999. Dry matter yield, chemical composition and nutritive value of Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst var. nlemfuensis cv. Florico. Scientia Agricola 56:225-234.
    • Vendramini, J.M.B., F.G.F. Castro, A.C. Vieira, C.M. Haddad, R.P. Heisecke, and L.F.M. Tamassia. 1999. Dry matter yield, chemical composition and nutritive value of Paspalum notatum cv. Tifton 9 at different ages of regrowth. Scientia Agricola 56:225-234.
    • Vieira, A.C., F.G.F. Castro, J.M.B.Vendramini, C.M. Haddad, and R.P. Heisecke. 1999. Dry matter yield and nutritive value of Cynodon dactylon cv. Florakirk at different ages of regrowth. Scientia Agricola 56:1185-1191.
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