Dr. James Rogers

EPSCoR Research Focus: 
Terrestrial Water & Carbon Dynamics
Assoc. Professor
Pasture and Range
Noble Research Institute
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Education: 
B.S. | Animal Science | Clemson University, Clemson, SC | 1986
M.S. | Animal Science | Clemson University, Clemson, SC | 1988
Ph.D. | Agronomy | Clemson University, Clemson, SC | 1995
Research Interests: 

Dr. James Rogers holds a Ph.D. in agronomy and is an associate professor of pasture and range research at the Noble Research Institute. He is a member of the OK NSF EPSCoR Track-1 RII Award titled Socially Sustainable Solutions for Water, Carbon, and Infrastructure Resilience in Oklahoma. The $20 million EPSCoR research project is a social science-led, multi-disciplinary collaboration among social, physical, biological, engineering, and computational scientists. More than thirty researchers from across the state are working together on the project, which began July 1, 2020.

Dr. Rogers's research interests focus on grazing season extension, forage systems, forage/grazing animal interaction, tall fescue endophyte, winter pasture, and cover crops. His work supports the OK NSF EPSCoR project's Focus Area 2: Terrestrial Water & Carbon Dynamics (TWCD)Through his research, Dr. Rogers advances the team's goal of, "collecting and calibrating data to inform management decisions that will alter ecosystem productivity and carbon storage as well as water yield for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and ecological purposes." The TWCD focus area is central to the wicked problems facing Oklahoma because of conflicting policy narratives that shape concerns about carbon management and risks associated with landscape management practices (e.g., wildfire risks). At the same time, linkages across the TWCD and other focus areas provide opportunities to engage key stakeholder groups in discussions addressing both problem definition and potentially sustainable solution sets. Land use/carbon cycle issues play this crucial role because of the interactions among terrestrial ecosystems and carbon and water cycling, which are in turn integral components of the other impact domains addressed in this research project.

Learn more about the OK NSF EPSCoR research project.

Key Publications: 
  • Hauque, M., J.T. Biermacher, J. Mosali, and J.K. Rogers. 2016 Economic feasibility of using switchgrass pasture to produce beef cattle gain and bioenergy feedstock. In revision. January, 2016. 
  • Rogers, J.K., N.R.Walker, and C.A. Young. 2016. The effect of endophyte on nematode populations in summer-dormant and summer-active tall fescue. Journal of Nematology 48(2):87-94. 
  • Rogers, J.K., C.A. Young, J. Mosali, S.L. Norton, and A.A. Hopkins. 2014. Stockpiled forage yield and nutritive value of summer-dormant and summer-active tall fescue in a marginal environment. Forage and Grazinglands. doi:10.2134/FG-2014-0065-RV. 
  • Rogers, J.K., B. Nichols, J.T. Biermacher, and J. Mosali. 2014. The value of native, warm-season perennial grasses grown for pasture or biofuel in the southern Great Plains, USA. Crop & Pasture Science. Vol. 65. pp. 550-555. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CP13396. 
  • Rogers, J.K. and J. Mosali. 2014. No-till seeding chicory into bermudagrass sod results in poor chicory stands in south central Oklahoma. Forage and Grazinglands. Vol.12. No. 1. Doi:10.2134/FG-2012-0161-BR. 
  • Rogers, J.K., B. Nichols, J.T. Biermacher, and J. Mosali. 2013. The values of warmseason perennial grasses grown for pasture or biofuel in the southern Great Plains,USA. Proceedings of the 22nd International Grassland Congress. Sydney, AU. September 15-19. pp. 352-353. 
  • Rogers, J.K. and B. Nichols. 2013. Switchgrass establishment. Noble Foundation Press, NF-FO13-01. 
  • Rogers, J.K. and J.M. Locke. 2013. Tall fescue: History, application, establishment and management. Noble Foundation Press, NF-FO-13-03. 
  • Biermacher, J. T., R.R. Reuter, M.K. Kering, J.K. Rogers, J.R. Blanton, J. Guretzky, J., and T.J. Butler. 2012. Expected economic potential of substituting legumes for nitrogen in bermudagrass pastures. Crop Science, 52 (4), 1923-1930. doi:10.2135/cropsci2011.08.0455. 
  • Nichols, B., J. Rogers, J. Biermacher, and J. Mosali. 2013. Switchgrass as a dual-purpose grazing and bioenergy crop. Noble Foundation Press, NF-AS-12-03. 
  • Rogers, J. K., F.J. Motal, and J. Mosali. 2012. Yield, yield distribution, and forage quality of warm-season perennial grasses grown for pasture or biofuel in the southern great plains. ISRN Agronomy Journal, (Article ID 607476). doi:10.5402/2012/607476. 
  • Biermacher, J.T., R.R. Reuter, T.J. Butler, M.K. Kering, J.D. Springer, J.K. Rogers, J.R. Blanton, Jr., and J.A. Guretzky. 2011. Economic potential of substituting legumes for nitrogen in warm season pastures used for stocker cattle grazing. Proceedings of the 18th International Farm Management Association’s Congress, (2011):362-368. 
  • Rogers, J. K., B.C. Morton, and J. Mosali. 2011. Plant and endophyte effect on fiber, N, and P concentrations in tall fescue. International Journal of Agronomy, (Article ID 948605). doi: 10.1155/2011/948605. 
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