juan solomon

Juan Solomon

Associate Professor

Summary

My research work focusses on understanding and unraveling the intricacies associated with grassland ecology, management, and utilization.

  • Developing and promoting sustainable pastoral-based feeding systems for ruminant livestock production with emphasis on grazing management, systems, and forage quality evaluations.
  • Screening forage crops for key adaptive traits, namely drought  tolerance and water use efficiency for both improved and native forages in semiarid conditions.
  • Evaluation of alternative forage crops for semiarid conditions.
  • Studying grassland's role in the provision of ecosystems services and nutrient cycling in pasture systems.
  • Cutting edge biological research on climate resilient forage crops.

Education

B.S. University of Guyana, 2000
Graduate Diploma. University of Guyana, 2005 Education-Science
M.S. Mississippi State University, 2010
Ph.D. Mississippi State University, 2013

Publications

Abstracts

Cattle Grazing Preference Among Four Clover Species.

2015

Minneapolis, MN, ASA, CSSA, SSSA: C06 Forage and Grazinglands ASA, CSSA, SSSA.

Solomon, J. K. Q., Scaglia, G.

Cattle temperament effects on animal performance under grazing.

2014

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 2-5, 2014, Long Beach, California.

Macoon, B., R.C. Vann, and J.K.Q. Solomon

Abstract: Harvest management based on leaf stage of a tetraploid vs. a diploid cultivar of annual ryegrass.

2013

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, Florida.

Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon.

Appropriate ratio of legume to grass for spatially separated pasture systems.

2013

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, Florida.

Macoon, B., and J.K.Q. Solomon

Performance of a Tetraploid vs. a Diploid Cultivar of Annual Ryegrass Pastures under Grazing.

2013

ASA, Southern Branch Meeting (Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists), Crops. Feb. 3-5, 2013, Orlando, FL.

Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon.

Cattle Grazing Preference Among Diploid and Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass Cultivars.

2012

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon.

Grazing Behavior of Steers on Different Forage Systems Comprising Annual Ryegrass and White Clover.

2011

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX.

Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon.

A Novel Approach to Grass-Legume Management.

2009

2009. ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D. Lang, J. Parish, and R. Vann.

Journals

Genotypes and their Growing Environments Influence on Physicochemical Qualities of Tef Grain in the Highlands of Ethiopia.

2020

Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Science, 30(4), 1-27

Abewa, A., Adgo, E., Alemayehu, G., Yitaferu, B., Solomon, J., Assefa, K., Payne, W.

Cattle grazing preference among tetraploid and diploid annual ryegrass cultivars.

2014

Crop Sci. 54:430–438.

Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, R.C. Vann, and S. Ward.

Grazing behavior of steers on different annual ryegrass and white clover forage systems.

2012

Crop Sci. 52:2830-2838.

Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, and R.C. Vann.

A novel approach to grass–legume management.

2011

Crop Sci. 51:1865-1876.

Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, J.A. Parish, and R.C. Vann.

Special Publications

Alfalfa Variety Trial in Western Nevada, Initial Results

2016

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Davison, J., Solomon, J. and Lawry, T.

Alfalfa is the most extensive crop in Nevada. The majority of alfalfa fields in western Nevada are harvested three to four times annually. This production system is dependent on dormant alfalfa...