Juan Solomon


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Assistant Professor

Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 202
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 784-6888
Email: jsolomon@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 226D

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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

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

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.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, R.C. Vann, and S. Ward. 2014, Cattle grazing preference among tetraploid and diploid annual ryegrass cultivars., Crop Sci. 54:430–438.  
Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, and R.C. Vann. 2012, Grazing behavior of steers on different annual ryegrass and white clover forage systems., Crop Sci. 52:2830-2838.  
Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, J.A. Parish, and R.C. Vann. 2011, A novel approach to grass–legume management., Crop Sci. 51:1865-1876.  
Abstracts
Solomon, J. K. Q., Scaglia, G. 2015, Cattle Grazing Preference Among Four Clover Species., Minneapolis, MN, ASA, CSSA, SSSA: C06 Forage and Grazinglands ASA, CSSA, SSSA.  
Macoon, B., R.C. Vann, and J.K.Q. Solomon 2014, Cattle temperament effects on animal performance under grazing., ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 2-5, 2014, Long Beach, California.  
Macoon, B., and J.K.Q. Solomon 2013, Appropriate ratio of legume to grass for spatially separated pasture systems., ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, Florida.  
Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon. 2013, Harvest management based on leaf stage of a tetraploid vs. a diploid cultivar of annual ryegrass., ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, Florida.  
Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon. 2013, Performance of a Tetraploid vs. a Diploid Cultivar of Annual Ryegrass Pastures under Grazing., ASA, Southern Branch Meeting (Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists), Crops. Feb. 3-5, 2013, Orlando, FL.  
Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon. 2012, Cattle Grazing Preference Among Diploid and Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass Cultivars., ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio.  
Solomon, J.K.Q., and B. Macoon. 2011, Grazing Behavior of Steers on Different Forage Systems Comprising Annual Ryegrass and White Clover., ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX.  
Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D. Lang, J. Parish, and R. Vann. 2009, A Novel Approach to Grass-Legume Management., 2009. ASA, CSSA, SSSA, C06 Division Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.