Maria Lucia Silveira

Maria SilveiraAssociate Professor
Soil Scientist

3401 Experiment Station
Ona, FL 33865
Telephone: (863) 735-1314 extension #209
Facsimile: (863) 735-1930
Electronic Mail: mlas@ufl.edu

Research and Extension Programs

Research Focus (60%) Extension Focus (40%)

The Soil and Water Science Program at the Range Cattle REC is focused primarily on developing science-based information to address critical soil nutrient management and water quality issues affecting the forage and cattle industry in Florida. Much of Dr. Silveira’s research addresses aspects of nutrient cycling and water quality issues associated with grassland ecosystems. During the past 5 years, the Soil and Water Science program has placed significant emphasis on developing and promoting nutrient management strategies that minimize fertilizer inputs necessary to sustaining adequate forage/animal production while protecting the environment. Research has also focused on developing means to mitigate phosphorus transport from nutrient enriched-soils. More recently, the Soil and Water Science program has emphasized understanding soil carbon dynamics in grazing land ecosystems and the impacts of management on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions. Because of their large extent and diversity, grazing lands have significant impacts on the earth’s carbon and can potentially sequester large amounts of carbon. However, estimates of the contribution of land management on potential future carbon sequestration remain unclear. Because improved management practices are normally beneficial to forage and livestock production, they may also provide an incentive for producers to adopt strategies that enhance soil carbon pools. Beef cattle and forage producers in the southern USA are highly interested in adopting management techniques that enhance soil carbon storage capacity and, consequently, improve soil quality and fertility. Increasing soil carbon stocks is largely in line with farmer’s management goals of achieving high productivity. Although increasing carbon sequestration rates remains a major challenge in the subtropical regions of the USA, grazing lands have a significant potential to mitigate atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Application of improved management practices and utilization of biofuel crops, for instance, represent viable alternatives by which carbon sequestration rates can be enhanced in grazing lands.

 

Current Projects:

  • Response of bahiagrass yield, nutritive value, and nutrient uptake to different commercial nitrogen sources
  • Limpograss and Jiggs bermudagrass responses to potassium and phosphorus fertilization
  • Ecosystem carbon stocks and the impacts of land use intensification in subtropical grassland ecosystems
  • Evaluating the impacts of lignocellulosic-based energy crop production systems on soil carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 2003.
  • M.S. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 1999.
  • BS, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Agronomy, 1996.

Employment

  • Associate Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL
    University of Florida, 8/2012-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL
    University of Florida, 8/2006-8/2012.
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
    Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX. 2005-2006.
  • Soil Chemist, Environmental Soil Chemistry Laboratory, Soil and Water Science Department
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2004-2005.
  • Post Doctoral Associate
    Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2003-2004.
  • Doctoral Research Soil Scientist
    Environmental Sciences Department, University of California, Riverside, CA. 2001-2002.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Brazilian Soil Science Society

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Selected Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Lastinger, C.A., B.A. Sellers, J.A. Ferrell, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2016. Limpograss tolerance to herbicides is affected by time of year, but not regrowth height or fertilizer application timing. Crop Forage & Turfgrass Management. doi:10.2134/cftm2016.04.0033.
  • Liang, X., J.E., Erickson, M.L., Silveira, L.E. Sollenberger, and D.L. Rowland. 2016. Tissue chemistry and morphology affect root decomposition of perennial bioenergy grasses on sandy soil in a sub-tropical environment. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 8:1015-1024.
  • Mullenix, M.K., L.E. Sollenberger, M.O. Wallau, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.L. Silveira, and D.L. Rowland. 2016. Herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and persistence responses of rhizoma peanut cultivars and germplasm to grazing management. Crop Science 56:907-915.
  • Mullenix, M.K., L.E. Sollenberger, M.O. Wallau, D.L. Rowland, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2016. Sward structure, light interception, and rhizome-root responses of rhizoma peanut cultivars and germplasm to grazing management. Crop Science 56:899-906.
  • Silveira, M.L., F.M. Rouquette, Jr., V.A. Haby, and G.R. Smith. 2016. Effects of thirty-seven years of stocking and fertility regimens on soil chemical properties in bermudagrass pastures. Agronomy Journal 108:913-921.
  • Xu, S., M.L. Silveira, K.S. Inglett, L.E. Sollenberger, and S. Gerber. 2016. Effect of land-use conversion on ecosystem C stock and distribution in subtropical grazing lands. Plant and Soil 399:233-245.
  • Adewopo, J.B., M. L. Silveira, S. Xu, S. Gerber, L. E. Sollenberger, T. Martin. 2015. Long-term grassland intensification impacts on particle-size soil carbon fractions: Evidence from carbon-13 abundance. Soil Science Society of America Journal 79:1198-1205.
  • Adewopo, J.B., M. L. Silveira, S. Xu, S. Gerber, L. E. Sollenberger, T. Martin. 2015. Management intensification effects on autotrophic and heterotrophic soil respiration in subtropical grasslands. Ecological Indicators 56:6-14
  • Na, C., L.E. Sollenberger, J.E. Erickson, K.R. Woodard, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2015. Management of perennial warm-season bioenergy grasses I. Biomass harvested, nutrient removal, and persistence responses of elephantgrass and energycane to harvest frequency and timing. Bioenergy Research 8:581-589.
  • Na, C., L.E. Sollenberger, J.E. Erickson, K.R. Woodard, M.S. Castillo, M.K. Mullenix, J.M.B. Vendramini, and M.L. Silveira. 2015. Management of perennial warm-season bioenergy grasses. II. Seasonal differences in elephantgrass and energycane morphological characteristics affect responses to harvest frequency and timing. Bioenergy Research 8:618-626.
  • Rana, N., B. A. Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, M. L. Silveira, and J. M. Vendramini. 2015. Integrated management techniques for long-term control of giant smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis) in bahiagrass pasture in Florida. Weed Technology 29:570-577.
  • Silva, H.M.S., J.C.B. Jr., Dubeux, M.L. Silveira, E.V. Freitas, M.V.F. Santos, M.A. Lira. 2015. Stocking rate and nitrogen fertilization affect root decomposition of elephantgrass. Agronomy Journal 107:1331-1338.
  • Silveira, M. L., J. M. B. Vendramini, B. Sellers, F. A. Monteiro, A. G. Artur, and E. Dupas. 2015. Bahiagrass response and N loss from selected N fertilizer sources. Grass and Forage Science 70:154-160.
  • Soni, N., Leon, R.G., Erickson, J.E., Ferrell, J.A., Silveira, M.L. 2015. Biochar decreases atrazine and pendimethalin preemergence herbicidal activity. Weed Technology 29:359-366.
  • Adewopo, J.B., M.L. Silveira, S. Xu, S. Gerber, L. E. Sollenberger, and T. Martin. 2014. Management intensification impacts on soil and ecosystem carbon stocks in subtropical grasslands. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78:977-986.
  • Mullenix, K., L.E. Sollenberger, A.R. Blount, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.L. Silveira, and M.S. Castillo. 2014. Growth habit of rhizome peanut affects establishment and spread when strip-planted in bahiagrass pastures. Crop Science 54:2886-2892.
  • Silveira, M.L., S. Xu., J. Adewopo, A. J. Franzluebbers, and G. Buonadio. 2014. Grazing land intensification effects on soil C dynamics in aggregate size fractions of a Spodosol. Geoderma 230-231:185-193.
  • Vendramini, J.M.B., J.C.B. Dubeux, and M.L. Silveira. 2014. Nutrient cycling in tropical pasture ecosystems. Brazilian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9, 308-315.
  • Silveira, M.L., and O’Connor, G.A. 2013. Temperature effects on phosphorus release from a biosolids-amended soil. Applied and Environmental Soil Science, article ID 81715, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/981715.
  • Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Seller, B.A., Monteiro, F.A., Artur, A.G., and Dupas, E. 2013. Bahiagrass response and N leaching from various N fertilizer sources. Grass and Forage Science. DOI: 10.1111/gfs.12078
  • Silveira, M.L., F.M. Rouquette, Jr., V.A. Haby, and G.R. Smith. 2012. Soil P in bermudagrass pastures during 37 years of stocking. Agronomy Journal. 150:999-1004.
  • Silveira, M.L., Driscoll, J., Silveira, C.P., Graetz, D.A., Sollenberger, L.E., and Vendramini, J.M.B. 2013. Land application of aluminum water treatment residual to bahigrass pastures: Soil and forage responses. Agronomy Journal. 105:1-7
  • Silveira, M.L., Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Follett, R.F., and Vendramini, J.M.B. 2013. Short-term effects of grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization on soil organic carbon pools under perennial grass pastures in the Southeastern USA. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 58:42-49.
  • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, X. Sui, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O’Connor. 2013. Use of warm-season grasses managed as bioenergy crops for phytoremediation of P in P-enriched soils. Agronomy Journal. 105:95-100.
  • Rana, N., Sellers, B.A., Ferrell, J.A., MacDonald, G.E., Silveira, M.L, and Vendramini, J.M. 2013. Impact of soil pH on bahiagrass competition with giant smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis) and small smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. indicus). Weed Science. 61:109-116.
  • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, X. Sui, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O’Connor. 2013. Screening perennial warm-season bioenergy crops as an alternative for phytoremedication of excess soil P. BioEnergy Research 6:469-475.
  • Vendramini, J.M.B., Silveira, M.L., and Sellers, B. 2012. Methods of establishing annual ryegrass into bahiagrass sod affect forage botanical composition, production, and nutritive value. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2012-0517-01-RS.
  • Silveira, M.L., Reddy, K.R., and Comerford, N.B. 2011. Litter decomposition and soluble carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus release in a forest ecosystem. Open J. Soil Sci. 1:86-96.
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sollenberger, L.E., O’Connor, G.A. 2011. Fluctuating water table effect on phosphorus release and availability from a Florida Spodosol. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 91:207-217.
  • Silveira, M.L., Obour, A.K., Vendramini, J.M., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2011. Using tissue analysis as a tool to predict bahiagrass phosphorus fertilization requirement. Journal of Plant Nutrition 34:2193-2205.
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Jawitz, J.W., O’Connor, G.A., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2011. A phosphorus budget for bahiagrass pastures growing on a typical Florida Spodosol. Agronomy Journal 103:611-616.
  • Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., and Newman, Y.C. 2011. Distribution of nutrients among soil-plant pools in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures grazed at different intensities. Crop Science 51:1800-1807.
  • Moura, D.R, Silveira, M.L., O’Connor, G.A., and Wise W.R. 2011. Long-term reclaimed water application effects on phosphorus leaching potential in rapid infiltration basins. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13:2457-2462.
  • Castillo, M.S., Sollenberger, L.E., Vendramini, J.M.B., Woodard, K.R., O’Connor, G.A., Silveira, M.L., and Sartain, J.B. 2011. Incorporation of municipal biosolids affects organic nitrogen mineralization and elephantgrass biomass production. Agronomy Journal 103:899-905.
  • Silveira, ML, Obour, A.K., Arthington, J., Sollenberger, L.E. 2011. The cow-calf industry and water quality in South Florida, USA- A review. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89:439-452.
  • Obour, A. K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sollenberger, L.E., O’Connor, G.A., Jawitz, J.W. 2011. Agronomic and environmental impacts of phosphorus fertilization of low input bahiagrass systems in Florida. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89:281-290
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sollenberger, L.E., O’Connor, G.A., and Jawitz, J.W. 2011. Phosphorus fertilization responses on bahiagrass pastures – Forage production and water quality. Agronomy Journal 103:324-330.
  • Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., and Newman, Y.C. 2011. Grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization affect litter responses in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures. II. Decomposition and nitrogen mineralization. Agronomy Journal 103:163-168.
  • Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., and Newman, Y.C. 2011. Grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization affect litter responses in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures. I. Mass, deposition rate, and chemical composition. Agronomy Journal 103:156-162
  • Inyang, U., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sellers, B., Silveira, M.L., Lunpha, A., Sollenberger, L.E., Adesogan, A., and Paiva, L.M. 2010. Harvest frequency and stubble height affect herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and persistence of ‘Mulato II’ brachiariagrass. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2010-0923-01-RS.
  • Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2010. Phosphorus management and water quality problems in grazingland ecosystems. International Journal of Agronomy. doi:10.1155/2010/517603.
  • Obour, A. K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Adjei, M.B., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2010. Evaluating cattle manure application strategies on phosphorus and nitrogen losses from a Florida Spodosol. Agronomy Journal 102:1511-1521.
  • Castillo, M.S., Sollenberger, L.E., Vendramini, J.M.B., Woodard, K.R., O’Connor, G.A., Newman, Y.C., Silveira, M.L., and Sartain, J.B. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: I. Elephantgrass biomass production and soil responses. Agronomy Journal 102:1308-1313.
  • Castillo, M.S., Sollenberger, L.E., Vendramini, J.M.B., Woodard, K.R., Gilmour, J.T., O’Connor, G.A., Newman, Y.C., Silveira, M.L., and Sartain, J.B. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: II. Biosolids decomposition and organic nitrogen mineralization. Agronomy Journal 102:1314-1320.
  • Vendramini. J.M.B., Adesogan, A.T., Silveira, M.L., Sollenberger, L.E., Queiroz, O.C., and Anderson, W.E. 2010. Nutritive value and fermentation parameters of warm-season grass silage. Professional Animal Science, 26:193-200.
  • Silveira, M.L., Comerford, N.B., Reddy, K.R., Prenger, J., and DeBusk, W.F. 2010. Influence of military land uses on soil carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems of Georgia, USA. Ecological Indicators, 10:905-909.
  • Li, Y., Hanlon, E., O’Connor, G., Chen, J., and Silveira, M.L. 2010. Land application of compost and other wastes (by-products) in Florida: Regulations, characteristics, benefits, and concerns. HortTechnology, 20:41-51.
  • Newman, Y.C., Agyin-Birikorang, S., Adjei , M.B., Scholberg, J.M., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Rechcigl, J.E., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2009. Nitrogen fertilization effect on phosphorus remediation potential of three warm-season forages. Agronomy Journal, 101:1243-1248.
  • Newman, Y.C., Agyin-Birikorang, S., Adjei, M.B., Scholberg, J.M., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., Rechcigl, J.E., Sollenberger, L.E., and Chrysostome, M. 2009. Enhancing phosphorus phytoremediation potential of two warm-season perennial grasses with nitrogen fertilization. Agronomy Journal, 101:1345-1351.
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Adjei, M.B., Vendramini, J.M.B., and Rechcigl, J.E. 2009. Effect of cattle manure application strategies on bahiagrass yield, nutritive value and phosphorus uptake. Agronomy Journal, 101:1099-1107.
  • Silveira, M.L., Comerford, N.B., Reddy, K.R., Prenger, J., and DeBusk, W.F. 2009. Soil properties as indicators of disturbance in forest ecosystems of Georgia, USA. Ecological Indicators, 9:740-747.
  • Silveira, M.L., Alleoni, L.R., and Chang, A.C. 2008. Soil amendments and heavy metal retention and distribution in oxisols treated with biosolids. Brazilian Journal of Soil Science, 32:1087-1098.
  • Silveira, M.L., Comerford, N.B., Reddy, K.R., Cooper, W.T., and El-Rifai, H. 2008. Characterization of soil organic carbon pools by acid hydrolysis. Geoderma, 144:405-414.
  • Silveira, M.L., Alleoni, L.R., Change, A.C. 2007. Soil Amendments and Heavy Metal Retention and Distribution in Oxisols Treated with Biosolids. Brazilian Journal of Soil Science. (In press).
  • Vendramini, J.M., Silveira, M.L., Dubeux, J.C.B. Jr., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2007. Environmental Impacts and Nutrient Recycling on Pastures Grazed by Cattle. Brazilian Society of Animal Science.
  • Silveira, M.L., Haby, V.A., and Leonard, A. 2006. Response of Coastal Bermudagrass Yield and Nutrient Uptake Efficiency to N Sources. Agronomy Journal 99:707-714.
  • Silveira, M.L., Chang, A.C., Alleoni, L.R.F., and O'Connor, G.A. 2006. Metal-Associated Forms and Speciation in Biosolids-Amended Oxisols. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38:851-869.
  • Silveira, M.L., Alleoni, L.R.F., O'Connor, G.A., and Chang, A.C. 2006. Heavy Metal Sequential Extraction Method - A Modification for Tropical Soils. Chemosphere, 64:1929-1938.
  • Silveira, M.L., Miyittah, M., and O'Connor, G.A. 2006. Phosphorus Release from a Manure-Impacted Spodosol: Effects of a Water Treatment Residual. Journal of Environmental Quality, 35:529-541.
  • Silveira, M.L. 2005. Soil Quality for Nutrient Bioavailability: Dissolved Organic Carbon and Bioavailability of N and P as Indicators. Scientia Agricola, 62:502-508.
  • O'Connor, G.A., Brinton, S., and Silveira, M.L. 2005. Selection and Evaluation of Soil Amendments to Reduce Field-Edge P Losses. Soil Crop Science Society Florida Proceedings, 64:22-34.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., Alleoni, L.R.F., and Guilherme, L.R.G. 2003. Biosolids and Heavy Metals in Soils. Scientia Agricola, 60:793-806.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., and Alleoni, L.R.F. 2003. Adsorption and Desorption of Cu in Oxisols. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 46:529-536.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., Alleoni, L.R.F., Camargo, and O.A., Casagrande, J.C. 2002. Copper Adsorption in Oxidic Soils after Removal of Organic Matter and Iron Oxides. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 33:3581-3592.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., Alleoni, L.R.F., Casagrande, J.C., and Camargo, O.A. 1999. Free Energy of Copper Adsorption Reaction in Highly Weathered Oxisols. Scientia Agricola, 56:1117-1122.

Non-Refereed Publications

  • Silveira, M.L. 2007. Nitrogen fertilizer sources for forage grasses in Florida. pp. 8-12. The Cattleman and Livestock Journal, vol. 71, n. 11.
  • Silveira, M.L. 2007. Liming forage crops in Florida. pp. 48-49. The Cattleman and Livestock Journal, vol. 71, n. 10.
  • Haby, V., Leonard, A., Silveira, M. L., and Stewart, M. 2006. Carbon concentration and uptake by Tifton 85 bermudagrass in five cuttings in 2004. pp. 23-24. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Silveira, M.L., Haby, V.A., and Smith, G.R. 2006. Fertility regimen descriptions during 37 years of continuous stocking of common and Coastal bermudagrass pastures. pp.37-38. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Changes in soil phosphorus in common and Coastal bermudagrass pastures during 35 years of various stocking and fertility regimens. pp.39-40. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Changes in soil nitrate-nitrogen of common and Coastal bermudagrass pastures subjected to long-term stocking and fertility regimens. pp.41-42. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Changes in soil potassium concentrations in the top 6-inch soil depth in common and Coastal bermudagrass pastures during 35 years of stocking and fertility regimens. pp. 43-44. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Soil depth distribution of phosphorus in Coastal bermudagrass pastures subjected to long-term stocking rates and fertility regimens. pp. 45-46. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Soil depth distribution of nitrate-nitrogen in Coastal bermudagrass pastures subjected to long-term stocking rates and fertility regimens. pp. 47-48. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Soil depth distribution of potassium in common and Coastal bermudagrass pastures under 30 years of grazing at different stocking rates. pp. 49-50. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Soil depth changes in pH in Coastal and common bermudagrass pastures under long-term stocking and fertility management. pp. 51-52. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Magnesium distribution at various soil depths in bermudagrass pastures under continuous stocking for 35 years. pp. 53-54. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Kerby, J.L., Nimr, G.H., Haby, V.A., and G.R. Smith. 2006. Calcium distribution at various soil depths in common and Coastal bermudagrass pastures under long-term stocking and fertility regimens. pp. 55-56. Forage-Livestock Research Progress Report. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX. Technical Report No. 2006-01.

Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings

National

  • Obour, A.K., Adjei, M.B., Silveira, M.L., Gallaher, R.N., Rechcigl, J.E. Effects of cattle manure application on bahiagrass yield and phosphorus leaching on a Florida spodosol. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 4-8, 2007.
  • Obour, A.K., Adjei, M.B., Silveira, M.L., Valencia, E., Rechcigl, J.E Bahiagrass Yield, Nutritive Value and Phosphorus Uptake as Influenced by Cattle Manure Application Rate and Strategy Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, June 03-05, 2007.
  • Silveira, M.L., Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Haby, V.A., and Smith, G. Long-Term Effects of Continuous Stocking on Soil P Concentrations in Bermudagrass Pastures. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 12-16, 2006.
  • Rouquette, F.M. Jr., Silveira, M.L., Haby, V.A., and Smith, G. Effects of Long-Term Stocking and Fertility Regimens on Soil NO3-N and Extractable Cation Concentrations in Bermudagrass Pastures. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 12-16, 2006.
  • Haby, V.A., Silveira, M.L., and Leonard, A.T. Coastal Bermudagrass Response to N Sources and Rates. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 12-16, 2006.
  • Silveira, M.L., and O'Connor, G.A. Phosphorus Release from a Manure Impacted Spodosol: Effects of a Water Treatment Residual. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 6-10, 2005.
  • Silveira, M.L., Reddy, K. R., and Comerford, N.B. Litter Decomposition and Dissolved Organic Carbon Release in a Forest Ecosystem. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 31- November 4, 2004.
  • Silveira, M.L., Alleoni, L.R.F., and Chang, A.C. Effect of pH on Cd Distribution in Oxisols Amended with Biosolids. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2-6, 2003.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., Alleoni, L.R.F., and Chang, A.C. Sequential Extraction of Zn in Oxisols from Brazil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 11-14, 2002.
  • Guilherme, L.R.G., Chang, A.C., Curi, N, Marques, J.J., Silveira, M.L.A. Baseline Concentrations of Arsenic in Oxidic Soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 11-14, 2002.

International Meetings

  • Vendramini, J.M., Silveira, M.L., Dubeux, J.C.B. Jr., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2007. Environmental Impacts and Nutrient Recycling on Pastures Grazed by Cattle. In: Resende, K.T., Teixeira, I.A.M.A., and Berchielli, T.T. (Eds.) Brazilian Society of Animal Science National Meeting, July 24-27, 2007, Jaboticabal, Brazil. p. 139-149.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., Alleoni, L.R.F., and Chang, A.C. Zinc, Copper, and Cadmium Distribution in Biosolids. 29th Brazilian Soil Science Annual Meeting, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, July 13-18, 2003.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., Alleoni, L.R.F., and Chang, A.C. Iron Oxides Dissolution from Oxisols for Metal Sequential Extraction Procedures. 25th Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Brazilian Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 09-12, 2002.
  • Silveira, M.L.A., Alleoni, L.R.F., Casagrande, J.C., and Camargo, O.A. Removal of Organic Matter and Iron Oxides versus Copper Adsorption in Highly-weathered Soils. 6th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Canada, July 20- August 02, 2001.

EDIS Publications

  • Crawford, S. C. Kirby, T. Prevatt, B. Sellers, M. Silveira, B. Stice, J. Vendramini, and L. Wiggins. 2016. 2011 South Florida Beef Forage Survey Results. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag410
  • Mylavarapu, R., E.A. Halon, C.L Mackowiak, and M.L. Silveira. 2016 (revised). Development of bahiagrass fertilization recommendations: 1990-2008. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss456.
  • Mylavarapu, R., G. Hochmuth, C. Mackowiak, A. Wright, and M. Silveira. 2016. Lowering soil pH to optimize nutrient management and crop production. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss651.
  • Silveira, M.L., R. Bateman, J. Walter, J. Sartain, C.L. Kirby, and P. Deal. 2016 (revised). Phosphorus removal rates from sod production systems. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss521.
  • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, and J.E. Rechcigl. 2016 (revised). The impacts of soil acidity on bahiagrass pasture performance. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss505.
  • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, H.M. da Silva, and M. Azenha. 2016 (revised). Nutrient cycling in grazed pastures. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss578.
  • Vendramini, J. and M.L.A. Silveira. 2016 (revised). Aeschynomene. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/aa189
  • Madrid, A.M.J., Sandoval, J.T. R., and Silveira, M.L. 2015 (reviewed). Secuestro y distribución de carbono orgánico del suelo bajo diferentes sistemas de manejo de pasturas. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss564
  • Silveira, M.L., E. Hanlon, M. Azenha, H.M. Silva. 2015 (reviewed). Carbon sequestration in grazingland ecosystems. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss574
  • Vendramini, J.M.B. and M. Silveira. 2015 (reviewed). Pasture aeration. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag331
  • Vendramini, J.M.B., M. Silveira, J.D. Arthington, and A. Blount. 2015 (revised). Forage testing. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/aa192
  • Newman, Y.C., C. Mackowiak, R. Mylavarapu, and M. Silveira. 2014 (revised). Fertilizing and Liming Forage Crops. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG179
  • Silveira, M. L. 2014. Soil and Plant Tissue Testing. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS625
  • Silveira, M. L. J. M. Vendramini, P. J. Hogue and J. F. Selph. 2014 (revised). Dealing With High Fertilizer Costs in Forage Production Systems. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS483
  • Vendramini, J., B. Sellers, L.E. Sollenberger, and M. Silveira. 2014 (revised). Mulato II (Brachiaria sp.). http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG310
  • Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Silva, H.M., and Azenha, M.. 2012. Nutrient cycling in grazed pastures. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL-376. Original publication date January 2013.
  • Silveira, M.L., Bateman, R., Walter, J., Sartain, J., Kirby, C.L., and Deal, P. 2009. Phosphorus removal rates from sod production systems. 2009. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 309. Reviewed February 2013
  • Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., and Rechcigl, J.E. 2006. The Impacts of Soil Acidity on Bahiagrass Pasture Performance1 Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL-292. Revised April 2013
  • Racine, D., Silveira, M.L., Jawitz, J. 2007. Cleaning up petroleum releases to soil. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 251. Reviewed August 2013.
  • Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., Sollenberger, L.E., Mackowiak, C.L., and Newman, Y.C. 2007. Tissue analysis as a nutrient management tool for bahiagrass pastures. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 252. Reviewed August 2013.
  • Vendramini, J.M., Newman, Y.C., Silveira, M.L., Chambliss, C.G., Kalmbacher, R.S., and Adjei, M.B. 2010. Aeschynomene. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SS-AGR-61. Reviewed August 2013
  • Mackowiak, C.L., Blount, A.R., Hanlon, E.A., Silveira, M.L., Adjei, M.B., Myer, R.O. 2008. Getting the most out of bahiagrass fertilization. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 249. Reviewed September 2013
  • Silveira, M. L., Hanlon, E., Azenha, M., & da Silva, H. M. (2012). Carbon Sequestration in Grazing Land Ecosystems. Retrieved from http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS574
  • Silveira, M. L., Vendramini, J. M. B., Rechcigl, J. E., & Adjei, M. B. (2012). Soil pH and Liming Issues Affecting Bahiagrass Pasture. Retrieved from http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS505
  • Vendramini, J. M. B., & Silveira, M. L. (2012). Pasture Aeration. Retrieved from http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG331
  • Vendramini, J. M. B., Silveira, M. S., Arthington, J. D., & Blount, A. R. (2012). Forage Testing. Retrieved from http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AA192
  • Vendramini, J.M., Newman, Y.C., Silveira, M.L., Chambliss, C.G., Kalmbacher, R.S., and Adjei, M.B. 2010. Aeschynomene. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SS-AGR-61
  • Silveira, M.L., Bateman, R., Walter, J., Sartain, J., Kirby, C.L., and Deal, P. 2009. Phosphorus removal rates from sod production systems. 2009. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 309.
  • Silveira, M.L.,Vendramini, J., Rechcigl, J.E., and Adjei, M.B. 2009. Soil pH and liming issues affecting bahaigrass pasture. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 292.
  • Vendramini, J.M., Silveira, M.L. 2009. Pasture aeration. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. AG 331.
  • Vendramini, J.M., Silveira, M.L., Arthington, J.D., and Blount, A.R. 2009. Forage testing. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. AA 192.
  • Hanlon, E.A., Mylavarapu, R., Mackwiak, C.L., Silveira, M.L. 2009. Development of bahiagrass fertilization recommendations: 1990-2008. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 237.
  • Silveira, M.L.,Vendramini, J.M., Hogue, P.J., and Selph, J.F. 2008. Dealing with high fertilizer costs in forage production systems. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 259.
  • Thomas, M., Silveira, M.L. 2008. The basics of fertilizing pastures. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 269.
  • Vendramini, J., Inyang, U*, Sellers, B., Sollenberger, L.E. and Silveira, M.L. 2008. Mulato (Brachiaria sp). Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. AG 310.
  • Mackowiak, C.L., Blount, A.R., Hanlon, E.A., Silveira, M.L., Adjei, M.B., Myer, R.O. 2008. Getting the most out of bahiagrass fertilization. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 249.
  • Newman, Y.C., Mackowiak, C., Mylavaparu, R., Silveira, M.L. 2008. Fertilizing and liming forage crops. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. AG179.
  • Racine, D., Silveira, M.L., Jawitz, J. 2007. Cleaning Up Petroleum Releases to Soil Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 251.
  • Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., Sollenberger, L.E., Mackowiak, C.L., and Newman, Y.C. 2007. Tissue analysis as a nutrient management tool for bahiagrass pastures. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. SL 252.

Other Publications

  • Silveira, M.L. Soil and Water Science Program. Field Day - UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. October 24, 2006.
  • Silveira, M.L. 2006 Grassland Sequester Greenhouse Gases Too. Research in Review: Agricultural Communications. Texas A&M University, Overton, TX.

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