David J. Lang

David J. Lang


Agronomy - Forage and Pasture Crops

Mailing Address:
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Physical Address:
320 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Research/Extension Assignments:
  • Evaluate establishment of forage systems without tillage
  • Persistence and productivity of improved native and introduced grasses and legumes under grazing and in clipping trials
  • Evaluation of revegetation success of reclaimed soil at a nearby surface lignite mine

  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., University of Maine
  • B.A., Gordon College
  • A.A.S., Essex Agricultural & Technical Institute

  • PSS 4103/6103 Forage and Pasture Crops
  • PSS 8103 Pasture Development
  • PSS 8123 Crop Ecology
  • PSS 8811/8821/8831 Graduate Seminar

Society Membership:
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • American Forage and Grassland Council
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Mississippi Society of Agronomy
  • Southern Pasture and Forage Improvement
  • Mississippi Forage and Grassland Council (Inaugural President)
  • Rangeland Society of America

Recognitions and Awards:
  • 2012 Merit Award, American Forage and Grassland Council


  • Read, J. J., D. J. Lang, A. Adeli, J. N. Jenkins. 2020. Managing harvest of 'Russell' and 'Tifton 44' bermudagrass receiving broiler litter for nutritive value and phosphorus removal. Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management 6(1):e220013.  Download
  • Smith, H. R., R. Harkess, C. Overstreet, P. R. Knight, G. Lawrence, K. P. Lawrence, D. Lang, M. Phillips. 2020. Effects of seed treatment nematicides on the growth and development of Gossypium hirsutum growing in Rotylenchulus reniformis infested soils under greenhouse environments. Nematropica 49(2):181-188. Download
  • Brooks, J., P., A. Adeli, R. K. Smith, R. McGrew, D. J. Lang, J. J. Read. 2019. Recovery of bacterial community structure as measured by 16S rRNA targeted analysis in a chronosequence of reclaimed coal mine soil under two vegetative regimes. Journal of Environmental Quality 48(4):1029-1037.  Download
  • Read, J. J., A. Adeli, D. J. Lang, R. McGrew. 2019. Use of poultry litter, swine mortality compost, and FGD gypsum on reclaimed lignite mine soil in Mississippi. Journal American Society of Mining and Reclamation 8(2):31-51.
  • Read, J. J., D. J. Lang, A. Adeli, J. N. Jenkins. 2018. Harvest management effects on 'Tifton 44' bermudagrass phosphorus removal and nutritive value. Agronomy Journal 110(3):879-889. Download
  • Read, J. J., A. Adeli, D. J. Lang, J. L. Oldham. 2017. Nutritive value and nutrient uptake of summer-active and summer-dormant tall fescue under different broiler litter rates. Agronomy Journal 109(2):473-482. Download
  • Solomon, J. K. Q., B. Macoon, D. J. Lang, R. C. Vann, S. Ward. 2017. Animal and forage responses on Maximus, a tetraploid cultivar vs Marshall, a diploid cultivar of annual ryegrass. Grass and Forage Science. Download
  • Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang. 2017. Harvest management based on leaf stage of a tetraploid vs. a diploid cultivar of annual ryegrass. Grass and Forage Science 2017:1-14. Download
  • Read, J.J., D.J. Lang, G.E. Aiken. 2016. Seasonal nitrogen effects on nutritive value in binary mixtures of tall fescue and bermudagrass. Grass and Forage Science. Download
  • Read, J.J., D.J. Lang, A. Adeli. 2014. Effects of seasonal nitrogen on binary mixtures of tall fescue and bermudagrass. Agronomy Journal 106(5):1667-1676. Download
  • Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, R.C. Vann, S. Ward. 2014. Cattle grazing preference among tetraploid and diploid annual ryegrass cultivars. Crop Science 54:430-438. Download
  • Adeli, A., M. McLaughlin, J. Brook, J. Read , J. Willers, D. Lang and R. McGrew. 2013. Age chronosequence effects on restoration quality of reclaimed coal mine soils in Mississippi agro-ecosystems. Soil Science 178: 335-343. Download
  • Solomon, J., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, R.C. Vann. 2012. Grazing behavior of steers on different annual ryegrass and white clover forage systems. Crop Science 52(6):2830-2838. Download
  • Woli, P., J.O. Paz, D.J. Lang, B.S. Baldwin, J.R. Kiniry. 2012. Soil and variety effects on the energy and carbon balances of switchgrass-derived ethanol. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 2012(2):65-74. Download
  • Solomon, J., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, J.A. Parish, R.C. Vann. 2011. A novel approach to grass-legume management. Crop Science 51(4):1865-1876. Download
  • Kakani, V.G., K.J. Boote, K.R. Reddy, D.J. Lang. 2008. Response of bahiagrass carbon assimilation and photosystem to below optium temperatures. Functional Plant Biology 35(12):1243-1254. Download