Project List

Title
P.I.
Co. P.I.
Start Date
End
Date
Objective
Searching for biomarkers of infertility in beef heifers Fernando
Biase
Paul
Dyce;
Soren
Rodning
10/26/15 10/26/18 1. To study the association of urine, salvia and serum metabolomic profiles in heifers with high- and low reproductive performance; 2. Identify genetic related biomarkers in heifers with high- and low reproductive performance
Boron for Wheat Beth
Guertal
11/4/15 5/31/16 Examine impact of B fertilizers on wheat yield.
Impact of variety selection, nitrogen rate and fungicide treatments on the yield and kernel quality of Malting Barley. Austin
Hagan
11/2/15 6/30/16 Assess the impact of nitrogen fertilization rate and a fungicide input on yield, protein content, and disease control on two malting barley varieties.
Yield response and reaction of malting, forage, and grain barley varieties to diseases. Austin
Hagan
11/2/15 6/30/16 Assess the reaction of malting, forage, and grain barley varieties to rust, scald, and other foliar diseases as well as their yields and kernel quality factors for malting.
Control of Foliar Diseases with Fungicides on two varieties of Malting Barley Austin
Hagan
11/2/15 6/30/16 Access of efficacy of fungicides for the control of diseases including rust, scald, Bipolaris leaf spot, and scab in two varieties of malting barley as well as their impact on kernel yield and quality.
Flumioxazin/PyroxasulfonePOST in Wheat Joyce
Tredaway
Ducar
10/1/15 6/30/16 To evaluate Valor and Fierce, at 1.5 and 3 oz/A each, applied postemergence to spike to 2 leaf wheat. To evaluate delayed preemergence applications of Zidua and Zidua + Sharpen and 2 leaf application of Zidua + Metribuzin to determine the success of preem
Wheat Fungicide Trial – PBU head scab. Kira
Bowen
10/1/15 7/1/16 To evaluate the efficacy of foliar fungicides combined with cultivar resistance for managing Fusarium head blight of wheat (FHB = scab).
Evaluate the performance of Bt corn hybrids for yield and  efficacy against corn earworm and fall armyworm. Kathy
Flanders
3/1/15 9/30/16 To evaluate the value and positioning of the LEP3 trait in corn.
Impact of poultry litter on crop yield, soil physical properties in canola/wheat-soybean double-cropping system(a recurring test) Dexter
Watts
Yaru Lin 9/28/15 10/31/16 1. To compare the response of wheat-soybean and canola-soybean cropping system; 2. To evaluate the effect of poultry litter on crop yield and soil physical properties; 3. To evaluate the impact of fertilizer application times on crop production;
Cultivar Evaluations and Cultural practices for Pecans Daniel
Wells
Catherine
Browne;
Jason
Burkett
1/1/15 12/31/17 1. Identify and evaluate pecan clones suitable for production in Alabama and the Southeast; 2. Conduct research on pecan management designed to improve profitability for growers. Experiments will involve fertility, irrigation, and orchard floor manag
Strategic supplementation with energy and protein for stocker cattle grazing annual ryegrass Russell
Muntifering
Kim
Mullenix
10/1/15 9/30/18 To evaluate efficacy of different energy/protein supplementation strategies for stocker cattle grazing annual ryegrass
Evaluating Cover Crop Mixtures for Conservation Tillage Cotton Production. 11/1/15 10/31/18 1. Determine if cotton growth and yield is enhanced with grass/legume cover crop mixtures compared to fallow, a single species cover of rye, or a single species cover of crimson clover; 2. Determine if cotton N requirements can be reduced using any of th
Radish Tillage Study Kipling
Balkcom
Dennis
Delaney
11/1/15 10/31/18 1. Determine if tillage radish can reduce compaction of the hard pan and eliminate the need for deep tillage; 2. Determine which cover crop mixtures is most beneficial for cotton.
Performance of Soybean Cultivars in Alabama Dale
Monks
Kathryn
Glass
4/15/15 12/31/18 Evaluate the maximum biological yield performance and agronomic characteristics of soybean cultivars in Alabama.
Performance of Field Corn Hybrids in Alabama Dale
Monks
Kathryn Glass 4/15/15 12/31/18 Evaluate the maximum biological yield performance and agronomic characteristics of corn hybrids in Alabama.
Evaluation of single cover crops and cover crop mixtures for a corn/cotton conservation system Kipling
Balkcom
11/1/15 10/31/19 1. Determine plant and yield response of corn and cotton production areas with and without cover crops, including cover crop mixtures; 2. Determine production costs of corn and cotton production areas with and without cover crops, including cover crop
2011-2019  E.V. Smith Research Center Estrus Synchronization and Fixed Time Artificial Insemination Demonstration Joshua
Elmore
1/1/11 12/31/19
Hops variety trial Edward Sikora Kassie
Conner;
Joseph
Kemble;
James
Miles
4/9/15 1/1/20 To determine which hops varieties are suitable for large-scale production in Alabama