University of Minnesota
M.S. (Agronomy with Ruminant Nutrition Focus), 1989
Moorhead State College
B.S. (Biology), 1974
The central focus of agronomy research at NCROC is forage systems for beef cow/calf production. Included within this broad topic are:
Mathison participates in producer meetings and field days to discuss forage specie and variety selection, pasture renovation, soil fertility and extending the grazing season. He also visit many farms to personally facilitate the use of industrial by-products as soil amendments.
Laberge, G., P. Seguin, P.R. Peterson, C.C. Sheaffer, N.J. Ehlke, G.J. Guomo, and R.D. Mathison. 2005. Establishment of kura clover no-tilled into grass pastures with herbicide sod suppression and nitrogen fertilization. Agron. J. 97:250-256.
Peterson, P.R.*, R.D. Mathison, N.J. Ehlke, C.C. Sheaffer, and G.J. Cuomo. 2003. Forage potential of perennial ryegrass and tall fescue in Minnesota. In Agronomy Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.
Peterson, P.R.*, P. Seguin, G. Laberge, C.C. Sheaffer, N.J. Ehlke, D.R. Swanson, J.D. Larson, R.D. Mathison, and G.J. Cuomo. 2003. No-till drilling kura clover into grass pastures with herbicide suppression and nitrogen fertilization. p.121. In Proc. Amer. Forage and Grassl. Council. Lafayette, LA. 26-30 April 2003.
Peterson, P.R.*, C.C. Sheaffer, R.D. Mathison, N.J. Ehlke, and D.R. Swanson. 2001. Yield and botanical composition of kura clover-grass mixtures under grazing. p.218-222. In Proc. American Forage and Grassland Council. Springdale, AR. 22-25 April 2001.
C. C. Sheaffer, N. J. Ehlke, D. L. Wyse, D. J. Vellekson, D. R. Swanson, J. L. Halgerson and R. D. Mathison. Forage Yield and Nutritive Value of Selected Quackgrass in Forage and Grazinglands Journal of Plant Management Network International. March 2004