Extension Professor: Agronomy Specialist

Sid Bosworth is responsible for carrying out statewide Extension education programs in agronomy and soils, primarily in the following areas: forage and pasture management for dairy and livestock; forage quality, crop and soil nutrient management; pest management for crops and turf; organic wheat production; and agricultural biomass energy production. These programs include workshops and in-service trainings, field demonstrations and meetings; publications, newsletter articles, webinars, one-on-one consultations, television media, and website development and maintenance (Vermont Crops and Soils website).

Publications

Research Reports and Peer Review Journals (most recent)

Bosworth, Sid.  2016.  Final Report - Enhancing Honey Production with Clover - Innovative Methods to Utilize White and Alsike Clover in Vermont Hay Fields. NESARE. http://mysare.sare.org/mySARE/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewRept&pn=ONE13-175&y=2014&t=0

Bosworth, Sid and Tim Kelly.  2015.  Evaluation of Warm Season Grass Species and Cultivars for Biomass Potential in Vermont 2009 to 2013 - Revised.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, http://pss.uvm.edu/grassenergy/Articles/Vermont_WSG_Biomass_Report2.2015%20Revised.pdf.  Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.

Bosworth, Sid and Ann Hazzelrigg. 2014.  Weed seedbank summary of Vermont organic farms.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/research/Weeds_Seedbank_Summary_Vermont_2013.pdf

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

Hilshey, Bridgett and Sid Bosworth. 2014.  The evaluation of raw milk as a biostimulant.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/research/Raw_Milk_Research_Report_2014.pdf

Bosworth, Sid and Tim Kelly.  2013.  Evaluation of Intermediate Wheatgrass, Tall Wheatgrass and Reed Canarygrass for Biomass Potential in Vermont 2009 – 2012.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.  http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/EnergyCrops/Int_and_Tall_Wheatgrass_Biomass_Report_UVM_2013.pdf

Bosworth, Sid.  2013.  Evaluation of a Seed Vigor Test and Seed Dormancy on Germination and Emergence of Switchgrass for Biomass Production.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/EnergyCrops/Switchgrass_Establishment_Trials_UVM_2009_2012.pdf

Bosworth, Sid, Tim Kelly and Susan Monahan.  2013.  Nitrogen Fertilization, Time of Harvest, and Soil Drainage Effects on Switchgrass Biomass Production and Fuel Quality.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.  http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/EnergyCrops/Switchgrass_Nitrogen_And_Nutrient_Removal.pdf

Bosworth, Sid.  2013.  A Summary Report for USDA-FSA of the Forage Quality of Corn Silage and Hay Crops Harvested in Vermont from 2010 to 2012.  University of Vermont.  Twenty-two pages.

Bosworth, Sid and Jon Zirkle.  2012. Underseeding clover in organic wheat to reduce mycotoxins and improve grain quality.  USDA-SARE (Northeast Region) Final Report.

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.

Pfluke, Paul D., William E. Jokela, and Sidney C. Bosworth.  2011.  Ammonia volatilization from surface-banded and broadcast application of liquid dairy manure on grass forage.  J. of Environmental Quality 40: 374-382.

Flis, Sally A., Catherine S. Ballard, Everett D. Thomas, Sidney C. Bosworth, and Jeffrey W. Darrah.  2010.  Corn silage growth and yield after application of dairy manure with high copper concentrations.  Agronomy J. 102:815-819.

Carter, Jeffrey E., William E. Jokela and Sidney C. Bosworth.  2010.  Grass forage response to broadcast or surface-banded liquid manure and fertilizer.  Agronomy J. 102:1123-1131.

Extension Publications (most recent)

Bosworth, Sid.  2016.  Developing a Bee Friendly Pasture System . NESARE Forage Legume Project http://pss.uvm.edu/beeclover/Articles/Pollinator_Pasture_FS_UVMExt2016.pdf  Plant and Soil Sci. Dept. Un. Of Vermont.  Factsheet, 3 pages.

Bosworth, Sid. 2015. Lime and Fertilization Guidelines for Lawn Turf in Vermont.  UVM Agricultural Testing Lab, Plant and Soil Sci. Dept. Un. of Vermont.  Factsheet (7 pages).

Bosworth, Sid.  2014. Website – New England Forage and Weed ID and Management Training Project (NESARE PDP Project). http://pss.uvm.edu/pdpforage/index.html. Plant and Soil Sci. Dept. Un. Of Vermont.

Bosworth, Sid.  2014. Presentation PDF – Forage and Pasture Plant Identification. In http://pss.uvm.edu/pdpforage/Materials/ID/Forage_and_Pasture_Plant_ID_Presentation.pdf.  Plant and Soil Sci. Dept. Un. Of Vermont.

Bosworth, Sid.  2014. Presentation PDF – Cutting Management of Perennial Forage Crops.  In http://pss.uvm.edu/pdpforage/Materials/CuttingMgt/Cutting_Mgt_Presentation.pdf   Plant and Soil Sci. Dept. Un. Of Vermont.

Bosworth, Sid.  2014. Presentation PDF – Forage Response to Defoliation – Basic Principles and Application.   http://pss.uvm.edu/pdpforage/Webinar/Nov13_2014/SAREPDP_Webinar_Presentation_Plant_Response_Defoliation_%2011.3.14.pdf    Plant and Soil Sci. Dept. Un. Of Vermont.

Bosworth, Sid. 2014 (revised and modified from 2004).  Identification Guide for Forage Grasses Grown in the Northeast.  Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/Forage_Grass_Characteristics_ID_NE_2014.pdf

Bosworth, Sid.  2013.  Establishing Warm Season Grasses for Biomass Production.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/EnergyCrops/Establishing_Warm_Season_Grasses_Biomass_Production_UVMEXT.pdf

Bosworth, Sid. 2013 (revised and modified from 1999). Establishing  And Managing Horse Pastures In Vermont.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/Establishing_Managing_Horse_Pastures_Vermont.pdf

Hilshey, Bridgett, Sid Bosworth and Rachel Gilker.  2013.  A Practical Guide to On-Farm Pasture Research.  UVM Extension.  Sixteen pages.
http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/research/Conducting_On-Farm_Pasture_Research_Guide2.pdf

Bosworth, Sid (ed.) 2012.  Vermont Grass Energy Field Day Proceedings.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/EnergyCrops/2012_Grass_Energy_Field_Day_Proceedings.pdf

Bosworth, Sid.  2012.  Cost of Production Budget Generator for Grass Biomass Crops (Excel spreadsheet).  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., Un. VT  http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/EnergyCrops/Grass_Biomass__Production_and_Harvest_Cost_Estimator.xlsx

Bosworth, Sid.  2012.  Lawn management in the fall.  A factsheet for members of the Burlington Healthy Lawn Project (Burlington Dept. of Health).

Bosworth, Sid, Jeff Carter, Heather, Darby, Dan Hudson, and Dennis Kauppila.  2011.  Managing flood damaged crops and forage from Tropical Storm Irene, UVM Extension.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/Flooded_Crops_Factsheet_%20Irene_2011_UVMExtension.pdf

Bosworth, Sid and Dan Hudson. 2011. Sensory evaluation of hay for quality, UVM Extension.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.  http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/Sensory_Evaluation_Hay_UVM.pdf

Darby, Heather and Sid Bosworth. 2011.  Late season forage plantings, UVM Extension.  In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. (40% contribution)  http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/articles/lateseasonplantings2011.pdf

Bhowmik, P.C., S. Rackliffe, L.B. Stack, J.M. Roberts, N. Mitkowski, and S.C. Bosworth.  2011.  2011-12 New England Guide to Weed Control in turfgrass.  Un. Of Mass. Extension. Amherst, MA. (http://extension.umass.edu/turf/sites/turf/files/fact-sheets/pdf/weed_guide_web_11.pdf).

Bosworth, Sid. 2010.  Commonly found weeds in Vermont Pastures. In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont. http://pss.uvm.edu/vtcrops/?Page=articles/PastureWeeds/PastureWeeds.html

 

Awards and Recognition

1999 - Extension Education Award, American Society of Agronomy
2002 - Extension-Industry Award, Northeastern Branch American Society of Agronomy
2010 - UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture Fellow

Associations and Affiliations

American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America
Soil Science Society of America

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Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Agronomy
  • Forage crops
  • Forage quality
  • Pasture management
  • Soil fertility
  • Weed management
  • Turf management

Education

  • PhD, Crop Science (Forage Physiology), University of Kentucky-Lexington, 1984
  • MS, Agronomy (Forage Management), Auburn University, 1978
  • BS, Animal and Dairy Science, Auburn University, 1976

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-0478
Office Location:

208 Jeffords, Plant and Soil Science Department, 63 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught

PSS 112 Weed Ecology and Management
PSS 143 Forage and Pasture Management
PSS 145 Turfgrass Management