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Name: Edward Twidwell
Title: Professor
Specialization: Pasture, Forage Crops & Small Grains
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Department: School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 220 M.B. Sturgis
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone Number: (225) 578-4564
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Education/Training

B.S., Kansas State University
M.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Areas of Specialization/Research

My primary area deals with the production and management of forage crops. The major forage crops grown in Louisiana include bermudagrass, bahiagrass, annual ryegrass, and various clovers. More than 2 million acres of land in Louisiana produce grazing and stored forages for animal consumption. I also work closely with the Forage Testing Laboratory.

I perform applied research projects dealing with pasture weed control. This involves the comparison of different herbicide products for control of broadleaf and grassy weeds in pastures, hayfields and fencerows.

I am also responsible for several 4-H activities, including being the superintendent of the Plant Science Contest during 4-H University.

Professional Experience

I worked as an Extension Specialist in the area of forage crops in South Dakota from 1987 to 1994 before moving to the LSU AgCenter in 1995. I work closely with extension agents throughout the state in providing educational programs dealing with forage crops. This involves demonstration field plots, meetings, field days, producer visits, written publications, phone calls and emails.

Teaching Responsibilities

AGRO 4005 Forage Ecology and Management

Professional Membership/Services

Member and Past President (2004-2005), American Forage and Grassland Council
Member and Past President (2007-2008), Louisiana County Agricultural Agents Assn.
Member and Secretary, Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council
Member, American Society of Agronomy

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Twidwell, E.K., M.W. Alison, W.D. Pitman, K.J. Han, T. Martin, G. Williams, J.L. Ashley, S. Laird, J. Simmons and H.P. Viator. 2013. Cool-season pasture and forage varieties. LSU AgCenter pub. No. 2334.

Twidwell, E.K. 2013. Forage production practices in Louisiana. In: Proceedings of Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. Jan. 24-27, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Twidwell, E.K. and R.E. Strahan. 2013. Annual ryegrass control in dormant bermudagrass. In: Vol. 22. Proc. Forage and Grassl. Counc., Jan. 6-9, 2013, Covington, KY.

Twidwell, E.K. 2012. Clover systems for the southern USA. In: Proceedings of Mississippi Forage and Grassland Conf., p. 14-15. Nov. 30, 2012, Raymond, MS.

Twidwell, E.K. 2012. Forage production practices in Louisiana. In: Proceedings of Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. p. 302-322. Jan. 27-29, 2012, Bossier City, LA.

Twidwell, E.K., W.A. Hogan and R.E. Strahan. 2012. Control of horsenettle with broadleaf herbicides. In: Vol. 21. Proc. Forage and Grassl. Counc., Jan. 9-11, 2012, Louisville, KY.

Twidwell, E.K., M.W. Alison, W.D. Pitman, K.J. Han, T. Doughty, G. Williams and J.L. Ashley. 2012. Cool-season pasture and forage varieties. LSU AgCenter pub. No. 2334.

Walsh, M.M., E.K. Twidwell, and M. Lowrey. 2011. Want to get your hands dirty? Using Active Learning to Promote Sustainable Agriculture. Abstract #628. In: American Society of Agronomy Abstracts, Madison, WI.

Twidwell, E.K., M.W. Alison, W.D. Pitman, K.J. Han, T. Doughty, G. Williams and J.L. Ashley. 2011. Cool-season pasture and forage varieties. LSU AgCenter pub. no. 2334.

Twidwell, E.K. 2011. Forage fertilization in difficult economic times. Louisiana Dairy Report. Bruce Jenny (ed). p. 15-19.

Twidwell, E.K. 2011. Common nasty weeds in southern pastures and their sustainable management. P. 18-22. In: Proc. Pasture weed identification and management workshop. 25 March, 2011, Union Springs, AL.

Twidwell, E.K. and R.E. Strahan. 2011. Control of blue vervain and marsh elder with broadleaf herbicides. Paper #38. In: Vol. 20. Proc. Forage and Grassl. Counc. 12-15 June 2011, French Lick, IN.

Twidwell, E.K. 2011. Bahiagrass production and management. LSU AgCenter pub. no. 2697.

Han, K.J., M.E. McCormick, E.K. Twidwell and V.R. Moreira. 2011. Nutritive values of forage commercially utilized in Louisiana and Mississippi livestock operations. LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Report. Vol. 36, p. 70-73.

Twidwell, E.K., D. Pollet, M.W. Alison, M. Sistrunk and R.L. Frazier. 2011. Fire ant control demonstration. LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Report. Vol. 36, p. 18-20.

Twidwell, E.K., T. H. Shields and R.E. Strahan. 2011. Control of blackberry briars in Louisiana pastures. LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Report. Vol. 36, p. 15-17.

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