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Liliane Severino da Silva

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist
Livestock and Forages Program Team, Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Edisto Research and Education Center

Office: 64 Research St, Blackville, SC 29817 (office 409)
Phone: 352-871-5830

Vita: Download CV
Personal Website:


Educational Background

Ph.D. Crop Sciences
University of Florida 2019

M.S. Pasture and Animal Sciences
University of Sao Paulo 2015

B.S. Agronomy
University of Sao Paulo 2012

Courses Taught

Dr. Silva does not have a teaching appointment.


Dr. Liliane Silva is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department at Clemson University. She received her B.S. in Agronomy and her M.S. in Pasture and Animal Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo. She graduated with her Ph.D. from the University of Florida and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Auburn University. Dr. Silva has statewide research and Extension responsibilities under her forage-livestock systems program. Silva's research focuses on developing management strategies to improve forage agronomic and nutritive responses and animal performance and enhance production, sustainability, profitability, and resilience of ecosystems. Currently, her program's ongoing efforts include studies on grazing summer and winter cover crops, measuring greenhouse gases from forage-livestock systems, determining soil C and N accumulation, and heifer development on forage-based programs.

Research Interests

Dr. Silva's main interests encompass forage physiology, establishment and management, nutrient cycling dynamics, multispecies forage-based systems and ecosystem services delivered by grasslands. She also focuses on developing improved management practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of forage and livestock systems.

Extension and Outreach

Development of multi-disciplinary forage-systems-related educational coursework and resources (e.g., courses, books, training) within the state, region, and nationally. In two years, Dr. Silva has implemented 75+ Extension programming activities and reached more than 3,000 people through in-person training activities in South Carolina. She has also developed several technical publications, posts, five manuals and three online courses.

She also develops online content through her media platforms entitled 'Forage Drops' (link: and more information about her research program can be found at the Clemson Forages Team webpage:


Refereed Journals (past 4-yrs)
1.Vasco, et al. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management. doi: 10.1002/cft2.20223
2.Thompson, et al. Agronomy. doi: 10.3390/agronomy13020487
3. Kohmann et al. 2022. doi: 10.15232/aas.2022-02297
4. Shoup et al.. doi: 10.3390/ani12212929
5. Chappell et al. Grassland Research. doi:10.1002/glr2.12028
6. Shepard et al. Agrosyst. Geosci. Environ. doi: 10.1002/agg2.20285
7. Silva, et al. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s10705-021-10188-9
8. Silva, et al. Applied Animal Sciences. doi: 10.15232/aas.2021-02194
9. Silva, et al. Agronomy Journal. DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20826.
10. Thompson, et al. Crop, Turf and Forage Management. DOI: 10.1002/cft2.20106
11. Aryal, et al. Grass and Forage Sci. doi:
12. Cooley, et al. Crop Sci. doi:10.1002/csc2.20236
13. Aryal, et al. Crop Science. doi: 10.1002/csc2.20142
14. Silva, et al. Crop Science. doi:10.1002/csc2.20008
15. Silva, et al. Crop Science. doi:10.2135/cropsci2019.01.0030
16. Cooley, et al. Agronomy Journal. doi:10.2134/agronj2019.01.0051

Development of educational resources in Extension (past 4-yrs)
1. Books (main)
a. Silva, et al. Concepts and research-based guidelines for forage-livestock systems in the SE region. 2021. Available for download at
b. Tucker, et al. 2022. Alfalfa in Bermudagrass Systems management guide and calendar. National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance Publication (NAFA).(National distribution)
c. Silva, et al. Alabama Forages Handbook. 2021 Alabama Cattlemen`s Association marketing plan for producer education. September 2021.

2. Technical publications (main)
Find them at:
Land-grant Press:
Livestock and Forages blog:
Alabama Cooperative Extension System:

3. Online content - Forage Drops channel


Land-Grant Press Livestock and Forages Resources
Forage Drops Youtube page
Forage Drops Facebook page
Forage Drops LinkedIn page
Clemson Forages Laboratory
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