University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Sidney C. Bosworth, Ph.D.


Sidney C. Bosworth Extension Professor

  • Ph.D. Crop Science, Forage Physiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1984
  • M.S. Agronomy & Forage Management, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1978
  • B.S. Animal and Dairy Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1976
  • C.V.
Areas of Expertise

Agronomy, Forages, Pasture Management

My primary responsibility is to serve as a state extension specialist in agronomy. Primary areas of focus include field and forage crop management and utilization, forage quality, pasture and grazing management, and pest/weed management. I also conduct educational programs in environmental turf management.

Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-0478
Office Hours: 208 Jeffords by appointment
Website: Vermont Crops and Soils

I teach the following courses:

Recent Publications:

Goossen, C.P., J. Kraft, and S.C. Bosworth.  2018. Fatty acids decrease in pearl millet forage from relative increases of pseudostem. Agric. Environ. Lett. 3:180016. doi:10.2134/ael2018.03.001

Dibble, Alison C., Anne L. Averill, Kalyn Bickerman-Martens, Sidney C. Bosworth, Sara Bushmann, Francis A. Drummond, Jarrod Fowler, Aaron K. Hoshide, Megan E. Leach, Leif L. Richardson, Eric Venturini, and Annie White.  2018.  Bees and their habitats in four New England states.  University of Maine Experiment Station Miscellaneous Report 448.

Goossen, C.P., Bosworth, S.C., Darby, H.M., Kraft, J.  2018. Microwave pretreatment allows accurate fatty acid analysis of small fresh weight (100x202f;g) dried alfalfa, ryegrass, and winter rye samples. Animal Feed Science and Technology

Smith, Richard G., Sonja K. Birthisel, Sidney C. Bosworth, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Davis, Eric R. Gallandt, Ann Hazelrigg, Eric Venturini, and Nicholas D. Warren.  2018.  Environmental correlates with germinable weed seedbanks on organic farms across Northern New England.  Weed Sci. 66:78–93.

Workman, Kirsten, Sidney C. Bosworth and Jeff Carter. 2017. Forage radish and winter rye cover crop performance in corn silage cropping systems.  Annual Meetings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Abstracts, Tampa, FL, Nov. 2017 (ASA, Madison, WI).

Bosworth, S.C. 2016.  Enhancing floral resources for insect pollinators utilizing white and alsike clover in alfalfa hay fields.  Annual Meetings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Abstracts, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2016 (ASA, Madison, WI).

Bosworth, Sidney. 2014.  Perennial grass biomass production and utilization.  In Anju Dahiya (ed.) Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels.  Academic Press, Elsevier Publisher, pp. 73-88.

Jokela, William, Sidney Bosworth and John Rankin.  2014.  Sidedressed Dairy Manure Effects on Corn Yield and Nitrate Leaching Potential.  Soil Sci. 179: 37-41.

Parsons, David,  Keenan C. McRoberts, Jerome H. Cherney, Debbie J.R. Cherney, Sidney C. Bosworth, and Felix R. Jimenez-Serrano.  2012.  Preharvest neutral detergent fiber concentration of temperate perennial grasses as influenced by stubble height.  Crop Science 52: 2: 923-931.