SELECTED ONGOING PROJECTS:
Deploying the living mulch crop production system to build soil health. $641,749. Source: USDA-NRCS. Area: Conservation Innovation Grants. Proposal: 2018 to 2021. Principal investigators: N. Hill and R. Nave. Co-Principal investigators: M. Levi, R. Noland, A. G. Ríus, S. Jagadamma, K. Thompson, and C. Agee.
Effect of a prebiotic additive on heat-stressed bull dairy calves. Principal investigator: A.G. Ríus. Source: Biozyme. 2019 to 2021.
Develop science-based recommendations to efficiently manage forages, herd health, and productivity on organic dairies in the Southeastern US. $ 1,807,044. Source: USDA-NIFA. Area: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Program: Organic Agriculture Research & Extension Initiative. Proposal Number: 2015-07388. 2015 to 2019. Principal investigator: G. Pighetti. Co-Principal investigators: P. Krawczel, A. G. Ríus, D. Battler, G. Bates, K. Burdine, J. Bewley, and R. Smith.
Feed the 9.7 Billion: Preparing US students to meet the greatest global challenge. $35,000. Source: U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 2019-2021. Principal investigator: A. Willcox. Co-Principal investigators: A. G. Ríus. Collaborators: S. Mullville, J.L. Jurat-Fuentes, and C. Boyer.
SELECTED COMPLETED PROJECTS:
Effect of a prebiotic additive on heat-stressed lactating dairy cows. Principal investigator: A.G. Ríus. Source: Biozyme. 2018 to 2019.
Evaluating the interaction of stocking density and management environment on the behavior, physiology, and rumen health of lactating dairy cows. $ 499,827. Source: USDA-NIFA. Area: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Program: Animal Health and Production and Animal Products: Animal Well-Being. Proposal Number: 2015-06089. 2015 to 2018. Principal investigator: P. Krawczel. Co-Principal investigators: G. Pighetti, A. G. Ríus, H. Dann, and L. Edwards.
Effect of different formulations of rumen-protected methionine and lysine on dairy cow performance, milk composition, and milk protein. Source: Balchem Corporation. 2017 to 2018. Principal investigator: A. G. Ríus.
Understanding the effect of heat stress on lipid metabolism in lactating dairy cows. $ 4,745 Source: UTK. Program: Student/Faculty Research Award. 2017. Principal investigators: J. D. Kaufman and A. G. Ríus.
Effect of heat stress on protein synthesis and ability of the bovine mammary epithelial cell to prevent bacterial invasion. $ 20,000. Source: UTIA. Program: AgResearch Innovation Grants. 2014 to 2015. Principal investigator: A. G. Ríus. Co-Principal investigators: R. Almeida, O. Kerro-Dego.
A real-time location system to enhance dairy research and herd management. $ 26,895. Source: USDA 1433 AHDR program. 2014 to 2015. Principal investigator: C. Lanzas. Co-Principal investigators: S. Chen, P. Krawczel, A. G. Ríus, M. Caldwell.