Rocky Lemus

Rocky Lemus

Extension/Research Professor

Agronomy - Forages



Mailing Address:
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Mailing Address:
256 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Recognitions and Awards:
  • 2011 Wesley Farmer Outstanding Specialist Award, Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2011 Extension Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta

Publications

  • Rivera, J. D., R. W. Lemus, J. A. White. 2018. Effects of urea based hay injection treatment on beef cow hay intake and forage quality. Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents 11(1). Download
  • Rushing, J. B., R. W. Lemus, M. Thornton, J. A. White, J. C. Lyles, 2018. Yield of native warm-season grasses in response to nitrogen and harvest frequency. Agronomy Journal 111: 1-7. Download
  • Hankins, S. C., M. S. Cox, W. L. Kingery, S. G. Shanmugam, P. Gerard, R. W. Lemus. 2017. Crop growth and nutrient uptake from an Inceptisol and Vertisol with high biochar application rates. International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Research 3(5):3965-3989. Download
  • Lemus, R. W. 2017. Annual ryegrass production in Mississippi: Long-term yield production. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3130. Download
  • Lemus, R. W. 2017. Reduce seed cost by properly calibrating your drill. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3112. Download
  • Lemus, R. W. 2017. Selecting small grain cereals for forage production. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3165. Download
  • Lemus, R. W. 2017. Self-reseeding potential of forage annual clovers in the south. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3153. Download
  • Lemus, R. W., J. D. Rivera, J. A. White. 2017. Using microbial inoculants to improve fermentation and nutritive value of annual ryegrass baleage. Journal of the National Association of Agricultural County Agents 10(2). Download
  • White, J. A., R. W. Lemus, J. D. Rivera, J. B. Rushing, J. R. Saunders. 2017. Mississippi native grass variety trials, 2016. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 523, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J. A., R. W. Lemus, J. D. Rivera. 2017. Mississippi warm-season forage crop variety trials, 2016. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 518, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J. A., R. W. Lemus, J. R. Saunders, J. D. Rivera, J. B. Rushing. 2017. Mississippi annual cool-season forage crop variety trials, 2016. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 522, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J. A., R. W. Lemus, J. R. Saunders, J. D. Rivera, J. B. Rushing. 2017. Mississippi perennial cool-season forage crop variety trials, 2016. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 519, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Rivera, J. D., M. L. Gipson, R. G. Gipson, R. W. Lemus. 2016. Effects of supplement or fertiliser on forage quality, and performance of stocker cattle grazing warm-season pastures. Animal Production Science 57(1):116-121. Download
  • Rushing, J. B., U. K. Saha, R. Lemus, L. Sonon, B. S. Baldwin. 2016. Analysis of some important forage quality attributes is Southeastern wildrye (Elymus glabriflrous) using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry 7(9):70933. Download
  • White, J. A., R. Lemus, J. B. Rushing, J. R. Saunders, J. D. Rivera. 2016. Mississippi native grasses variety trials, 2015. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 508, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J. A., R. Lemus, J. D. Rivera. 2016. Mississippi warm-season forage crop variety trials, 2015. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 510, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J. A., R. Lemus, J. R. Saunders, J. D. Rivera, J. B. Rushing. 2016. Mississippi annual cool-season forage crop variety trials, 2015-2016. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 512, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J. A., R. Lemus, J. R. Saunders, J. D. Rivera. 2016. Mississippi perennial cool-season forage crop variety trials, 2015. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 509, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Kelly, L. S., G. R. Bachman, C. Ivy, S. Skelly. 2015. Mulches for the landscape. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2301. Download
  • Lemus, R., J. A. White, J. D. Rivera. 2018. Hay quality and how it affects your feeding program. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2895. Download
  • Lemus, R., J. A. White. 2015. Weed Control in Bermudagrass and Effects on Biomass Production and Quality. Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents 8(1). Download
  • Lemus, R., W. White, and C. Massey. 2015. Impact of Grazing Summer Annuals Grasses on Livestock Performance. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin 499, Mississippi State University. 23 pp. Download
  • White, J. A., R. Lemus. 2015. Alfalfa establishment, performance, and persistence in in Mississippi when planted into a bermudagrass sward. American Journal of Plant Science 6(13):2220-2226. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, and D. Rivera. 2015. Mississippi Warm-Season Forage Crop Variety Trials, 2014. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin 493, Mississippi State University. 9 pp. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J. Rushing, J.R. Saunders, and D. Rivera. 2015. Mississippi Native Grasses Variety Trials, 2014. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin 497, Mississippi State University. 12 pp. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, and D. Rivera. 2015. Mississippi Perennial Cool-Season Forage Crop Variety Trials, 2014. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin 496, Mississippi State University. 16 pp. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, D. Rivera, and J.B. Rushing. 2015. The Mississippi Annual Cool-Season Forage Crops Variety Trials, 2014-2015. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin 501, Mississippi State University. 14 pp. Download
  • Lemus, R. 2014. Silvopasture: Grazing Systems Can Add Value To Trees. Mississippi State Univeristy Extension Service, Publication 2847, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Lemus, R. 2014. Steps to Successfully Establishing Warm-Season Forages. Mississippi State Univeristy Extension Service, Publication 2838, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Lemus, R., and J. White. 2014. Brix Level in Your Forage: What Does It Mean? Mississippi State Univeristy Extension Service, Publication 2836, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Lemus, R., and J. White. 2014. Forage Brassicas for Winter Grazing Systems. Mississippi State Univeristy Extension Service, Publication 2845, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Lemus, R., and R. Lal. 2014. Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks under Long-term Switchgrass Plots on Five Soils in the Upper Southeastern USA. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2(3):38-48. Download
  • Lemus, R., D.J. Parrish, and D. Wolf. 2014. Switchgrass Cultivar/Ecotype Selection and Management for Biofuels in the Upper Southeast USA. Scientific World Journal, Vol. 2014:10 pages., Download
  • Lemus, R., D.J. Parrish, and D. Wolf. 2014. Switchgrass response to nitrogen and phosphorus during first growth after seeding. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Vol. 3(4):13-22., Download
  • Munshaw, G.C., J.M. Layton, B.R. Stewart, H.W. Philley, J.S. Beasley, and R. Lemus. 2014. The Germination Responses of Five Bermudagrass Cultivars to Seedcoating and Temperature . HortScience, Vol. 49(9):1225-1229. Download
  • Rushing, J.B., and R. Lemus. 2014. Native Warm-Season Grasses as a Forage in Mississippi: Grazing Management. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2843, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Rushing, J.B., and R. Lemus. 2014. Native Warm-Season Grasses as Forage in Mississippi: Establishment. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2830, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J., and R. Lemus. 2014. Long-Term Summary of Ryegrass Varieties and Ploidy Types in Mississippi. Forage and Grazinglands, Vol. 5(21):3151-3158. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.B. Rushing, B.B. Johnson, J.R. Saunders, D. Rivera, and P. Slusher. 2014. Mississippi Biomass Feedstock Variety Trials, 2013. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Sheet #IS1363, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, and D. Rivera. 2014. Mississippi Perennial Cool-Season Forage Crop Variety Trials, 2013. . Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin #IB486, Mississippi State University. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, D. Rivera, B. Johnson. 2014. Mississippi annual cool-season forage crop variety trials, 2013-14. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin 488, Mississippi State University. 19 pp. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, L.W. Fitzgerald, and P. Slusher. 2014. Mississippi Warm-season Forage Crop Variety Trials, 2013. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Information Bulletin #IB483, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Witcher, A.L., E.K. Blythe, G.B. Fain, and K.J. Curry. 2014. Stem cutting propagation in whole pine tree substrates. HortTechnology, Vol. 24:30-37. Download
  • Lemus, R., D. Rivera, and B.B. Johnson. 2013. Evaluation of Ryegrass Management on Growth and Performance of Growing Beef Heifers. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Vol. 6(1). Download
  • Lemus, R., J.I. Morrison, and J. White. 2013. Cumulative Forage Production in Monoculture and Additive Annual Ryegrass Mixes with Cereal Rye. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Vol. 6(2). Download
  • Lemus, R., K. Crouse, M.S. Cox, J.J. Varco, J. White, and J.I. Morrison. 2013. Effect of AVAIL and Nutrisphere-N Application on Annual Ryegrass Production and Quality. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Vol. 6(2). Download
  • Lemus, R., M. Mowdy, and A. Davis. 2013. Herbicide Evaluation for Smutgrass Control Using the Weed Wiper Method. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Vol. 6(1). Download
  • Lemus, R.. 2013. Nutrient Management in Biofuel Crop Production. Biofuel Crop Sustainability (ed B.P. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK, Vol. Ch. 9:301-324. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, and L.W. Fitzgerald. 2013. Mississippi Perennial Cool-season Forage Crop Variety Trials, 2011-2012. MAFES Information Bulletin. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, and L.W. Fitzgerald. 2013. Mississippi Warm-season Forage Crop Variety Trials, 2012. MAFES Information Bulletin. Download
  • White, J., R. Lemus, J.R. Saunders, L. Fitzgerald. 2013. Mississippi perennial cool-season forage crop variety trials, 2012-2013. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Information Bulletin 476. 10 pp. Download
  • Chesser, Jr., G.D., J.D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, R. Lemus. 2012. Moisture determination in windrowed switchgrass using electrical resistance probes. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 28(5):623-629. Download
  • Lemus, R., D.R. Parrish, D.D. Wolf. 2009. Nutrient uptake of 'Alamo' switchgrass used as an energy crop. BioEnergy Research 2(1-2):37-50. Download
  • Lemus, R., D.J. Parish, O. Abaye. 2008. Nitrogen-use dynamics in switchgrass grown for biomass. BioEnergy Research 1(2):153-162. Download
  • Lemus, R., E.C. Brummer, C.L. Burras, K.J. Moore, M.F. Barker, N.E. Molstad. 2008. Effects of nitrogen fertilization on biomass yield and quality in large fields of established switchgrass in southern Iowa, USA. Biomass and Bioenergy 32(12):1187-1194. Download
  • Munshaw, G., E.H. Ervin, D.J. Parrish, C. Shang, S.D. Askew, R. Lemus. 2006. Influence of late-season iron, nitrogen, and seaweed extract on fall color retention and cold tolerance of four bermudagrass cultivars. Crop Science 46:273-283. Download