Liliane Severino da Silva

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

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


Dr. Liliane Silva is currently an Assistant Professor and the Forages Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University. She received her B.S in Agronomy and her M.S. in Pasture and Animal Sciences from University of Sao Paulo, and her Ph.D. degree from University of Florida. She also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Auburn University from Mar/20 to Sept/21. Dr. Silva research focusses on better understand how management strategies can improve agronomic and nutritive responses and enhance sustainability and resilience of forage-livestock systems.

 Research Interests

Dr. Silva main interests encompass forage physiology, establishment and management, nutrient cycling dynamics, multispecies forage-based systems and ecosystem services delivered by grasslands.

 Extension and Outreach

1. Multi-state Extension efforts to integrate alfalfa into forage-livestock systems in the SE region. This is a collaborative effort among land-grant Universities in the SE region and encompassed several field days, webinars, technical publications, among other educational resources that were created and are available online.

2. Development of forage-related educational resources through:
a. Collaboration with Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) Specialists to develop online coursework under grants funded by Southern Region SARE Professional Development Program - Forage Basics and Master your business (in development).
b. Collaboration with Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) Specialists to develop the Alabama Forages handbook that will serves as basis for educational trainings in AL state.
c. Ongoing SARE Professional Development Program grant to develop forage based curriculum for the SE region. This is a collaboration among Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, Clemson University, Tuskegee University and Alabama A&M University faculty and Specialists from their respective Extension systems.
d. Development of the Forage drops series to provide short educational videos in several forage related topics.


1. Silva, L.S.; Mullenix, M.K.; Tucker, J.J.; Prevatt, C.G. Perceptions on adoption of alfalfa plantings by forage-livestock producers in the Southeast US. Applied Animal Sciences (accepted for publication).
2. Silva, L.S.; Sollenberger, L.E.; Kohmann, M.M.; Dubeux Jr., J.C.B.; Aryal, P.; Silveira, M.L.; Vendramini, J.M.B. Existing litter mass and nitrogen disappearance in year-round nitrogen-fertilized grass and legume-grass forage systems. Agronomy Journal. DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20826.
3. Thompson, S.; Jacobson, A.; Silva, L.S; Dillard, L. Agronomic responses and sugarcane aphid pressure in warm-season annual forage mixtures. Crop, Turf and Forage Management. DOI: 10.1002/cft2.20106
4. Aryal, P; Sollenberger, L.E; Kohmann, M.M.; Silva, L.S.; Cooley, K.D; Dubeux Jr.; J.C.B. 2020. Plant growth habit and nitrogen fertilizer effects on rhizoma peanut biomass partitioning during establishment. Grass and Forage Science. DOI: 10.1111/gfs.12519
5. Cooley, K.D., L.E. Sollenberger, M.M. Kohmann, A.S. Blount, J.C.B. Dubeux, Jr., M.L. Silveira, L.S. da Silva, and P. Aryal. 2020. Rhizoma peanut herbage and root-rhizome responses to extended regrowth periods. Crop Sci. 60, 2802–2813. DOI:10.1002/csc2.20236
6. Aryal, P.; Sollenberger, L.E.; Kohmann, M.M.; Silva, L.S.; Shepard, E.M.; Cooley, K.D.; Rowland, D.L.; Dubeux Jr, J.C.B. 2020. Rhizoma peanut genotype and planting date affect biomass allocation patterns and establishment performance. Crop Science. 60, 1690-1701. DOI: 10.1002/csc2.20142
7. Silva, L. S.; Silva, V.J.; Yasuoka, J.; Correia, I.; Pedreira, C.G.S.; Sollenberger, L.E. 2020. Tillering dynamics of Mulato II brachiariagrass under continuous stocking. Crop Science. 60, 1105-1112. DOI:10.1002/csc2.20008
8. Silva, V. J.; Pedreira, C. G. S.; Faria, A. F.; Pequeno, D. L. N.; Silva, L. S. 2019. Growth analysis of brachiariagrasses and Tifton 85 bermudagrass as affected by harvest interval. Crop Science, 59, 1808-1814. doi:10.2135/cropsci2019.01.0030
9. Cooley, K. D.; Sollenberger, L. E.; Blount, A. R.; Silva, L. S.; Kohmann, M. M.; Aryal, P.; Dubeux Jr, J. C.; Silveira, M.L. 2019. A modified ingrowth core to measure toot-rhizome accumulation of perennial forage species. Agronomy Journal, 111, 1-5. doi:10.2134/agronj2019.01.0051
10. Shepard, E.M.; Sollenberger, L.E; Kohmann, M.M.; Silva, L.S.; Dubeux Jr., J.C.B.; Vendramini, J. 2018. Phenotypic plasticity and other forage responses to grazing management of Ecoturf rhizoma peanut. Crop Science, 58, 2164-2173. doi:10.2135/cropsci2018.03.0150
11. Kohmann, M.M.; Sollenberger, L. E; Dubeux Jr., J. C. B.; Silveira, M.L.; Moreno, L.S.B.; Silva, L.S.; Aryal, P. 2018. Nitrogen fertilization and proportion of legume affect litter decomposition and nutrient return in grass pastures. Crop Science, 58, 2138-2148. doi:10.2135/cropsci2018.01.0028
12. Yasuoka, J. I.; Pedreira, C. G. S.; Silva, V. J.; Alonso, M. P.; Silva, L. S.; Gomes, F. J. 2018. Canopy height and N affect herbage accumulation and the relative contribution of leaf categories to photosynthesis of grazed brachiariagrass pastures. Grass Forage Sci. 73, 183–192. doi: 10.1111/gfs.12302
13. Silva, V.J.; Pedreira, C.G.S.; Sollenberger, L. E.; Silva, L. S.; Yasuoka, J.I.; Almeida, I.C.L. 2016. Canopy height and nitrogen affect herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and grazing efficiency of Mulato II brachiariagrass. Crop Science, 56, 2054-61. doi:10.2135/cropsci2015.12.0764
14. Silva, V.J.; Pedreira, C. G. S.; Sollenberger, L. E.; Silva, L.S.; Yasuoka, J. I.; Almeida, I. C. L. 2016. Carbon assimilation, herbage plant-part accumulation, and organic reserves of grazed Mulato II brachiariagrass pastures. Crop Science, 56, 1-8. doi:10.2135/cropsci2016.03.0148
15. Pequeno, D.N.L.; Pedreira, C.G.S.; Sollenberger, L.E.; Faria, A.F.G.; Silva, L.S. 2015. Forage accumulation and nutritive value of brachiariagrasses and Tifton 85 bermudagrass as affected by harvest frequency and irrigation. Agronomy Journal, 107, 741-1749. doi:10.2134/agronj15.0115
16. Faria, A.F.G.; Pedreira, C.G.S.; Pequeno, D.N.L.; Silva, L.S.; Nguluve, D.W.; Ferreira, A. S. 2013. Morphogenic responses of two Brachiaria genotypes to clipping frequency. Tropical Grasslands, 01, 71-73. doi: 10.17138/tgft(1)71-73


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