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Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Forage Management
Marvin Hall, Ph.D.
241 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
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Work Phone: 814-863-1019

Areas of Expertise

  • Forage Crop Establishment, Management and Utilization
  • Perennial Warm-Season Grass Establishment and Management

Education

  1. Ph.D., Agronomy, University of Minnesota, 1987
  2. M.S., Agronomy, The Ohio State University, 1984
  3. B.A., Biological Sciences, Bluffton College, 1977

Responsibilities and Interests:

I specialize in forage production and utilization. This involves both annual and perennial forage crops and their interaction with consuming animals. In this role, I collaborate with agencies and organizations throughout Pennsylvania and the Northeast that have forage related interests. My research is primarily oriented towards conserved forages. An additional area of research is the production of perennial grasses for biomass production on reclaimed strip mine sites.

My other interests include competing in Triathlons and Ultra Marathons.

Appointment:

  • 50% Research
  • 10% Extension
  • 40% Teaching
  1. Forage Crops (AGRO 423)
  2. Agronomic Certifications and Licenses (AGECO 427)
  3. Crop Scouting (AGECO 429)
  4. Graduate Student Dialogue (AGRO 501)
  5. Biomass Feedstocks (FOR 880)

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Professional Background:

  • Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, 1990 to present.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, 1988 to 1990
  • Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, 1985 to 1987

Selected Publications:

  1. Hall, M.H., J.M. Dillon, H.J. Stambaugh, N.S. Hebrock, P.E. Pierson, J.L. Caddel, V.N. Owens, R.M. Sulc, D.J. Undersander, and R.S. Whitesides. 2012. The Effects of Seeding Rate on Older Stands of Glyphosate-Tolerant Alfalfa. Agron. J. 104:1096-1099.
  2. Fouli, Y., S.W. Duiker, D.D. Fritton, M.H. Hall, J.E. Watson, and D.H. Johnson. 2012. Double Cropping Effects on Forage Yield and the Field Water Balance. J. of Agric. Water Management. 115:104-117.
  3. Hall. M.H. and J.H. Cherney. 2010. Increased Teff Seeding Rates in the Northeast Region of the United States Increases Forage Yield. Forage and Grazinglands. Online. doi: 10.1094/FG-2010-0802-01-BR.
  4. Hall, M.H., Hebrock, N.S., P.E. Pierson, J.L. Caddel, V.N. Owens, R.M. Sulc, D.J. Undersander, and R.S. Whitesides. 2010. The Effects of Glyphosate-Tolerant Technology on Reduced Alfalfa Seeding Rates. Agron. J. 102:911-916.
  5. Staniar, W.B., J.R. Bussard, N.M. Repard, M. H. Hall, and A. O. Burk. 2010. Voluntary Intake and Digestibility of Teff Hay Fed to Horses. J. of Animal Sci. doi: 10.2527jas.2009-2688.
  6. Deak, A., M.H. Hall, M.A. Sanderson, A. Rotz, and M. Corson. 2010. Whole Farm Evaluation of Forage Mixtures and Grazing Strategies. Agron. J. 102:1201-1209.
  7. Brink, G., M. Hall, G. Shewmaker, D. Undersander, N. Martin, and R. Walgenbach. 2010. Changes in Alfalfa Yield and Nutritive Value within Individual Harvest Periods. Agron. J. 102:1274-1282.
  8. Hall, M.H., R.C. Stout and W.S. Smiles. 2002. Effect of foliar fertilizers and growth regulators on alfalfa yield and quality. Online. Crop Mngt. Today. DOI:10.1094/CM-2002-0429-01-RS.
  9. Casler, M.D., S.L. Fales, A.R. McElroy, M.H. Hall, L.D. Hoffman, D.J. Undersander, and K.T. Leath. 2002. Half-sib Selection for Forage Yield in Orchardgrass. Plant Breeding 121:43–48.
  10. Miller, D.A., M.H. Hall, J. Voortman and P.J. Kolb. 2002. A web-based decision support tool for forage species selection. Crop Mngt. Today. DOI: 10.1094/CM-2002-1014-01-MA.
  11. Hall, M.H., D.B. Beegle, R.C. Stout, and R.S. Bowersox. 2003. Optimum sustainable nitrogen fertilization of cool-season grasses. Agron. J. 95:1023–1027.
  12. Sanderson, M.A., M. Labreveux, M.H. Hall, and G.F. Elwinger. 2003. Forage yield and persistence of chicory and English plantain. Crop Sci. 43:995–1000.
  13. Sanderson, M.A., M. Labreveux, M.H. Hall, and G.F. Elwinger. 2003. Nutritive value of chicory and English plantain. Crop Sci. 43:1797–1804.
  14. Hall, M.H., C.J. Nelson, J.H. Couts, and R.C. Stout. 2004. Effect of seeding rates on alfalfa stands longevity. Agron. J. 96:717–722.
  15. Labreveux, M., M.H. Hall, and M.A. Sanderson. 2004. Productivity of Chicory and Plantain Cultivars under Grazing. Agron. J. 96:710–716.
  16. Hall, M.H. and J.R. Wilson. 2004. Interactive, web based, silage fermentation teaching module. Crop Mngt. DOI: 10.1094/CM-2004-04XX-01-BR.
  17. Hall, M.H., Shewmaker, G., and J. Jennings. 2004. Alfalfa establishment guide. Forage and Grazinglands. DOI: 10.1094/FG-2004-06XX-01-RS.
  18. Hall, M.H., R.C. Stout, and A. Deak. 2005. Effect of initial harvest timing on cultivar yield in cool-season forage grass trials. Agron. J 97:137–141.
  19. Foster, J.C., W.M. Clapman, D.P. Belesky, M. Labreveux, M.H. Hall, and M.A. Sanderson. 2006. Influences of cultivation site on sesquiterpene lactone composition of forage chicory (Cichorium intybus L.). J. Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54:1772–1778.
  20. Labreveux, M., M.A. Sanderson and M.H. Hall. 2006. Forage Chicory and Plantain: Nutritive value of herbage at variable grazing frequencies and intensities. Agron. J. 98: 231–237.
  21. Deak, A., M.H. Hall, M.A. Sanderson and D.D. Archibald. 2007. Production and nutritive value of grazed simple and complex mixtures. Agron. J. 98:814–821.
  22. Deak, A., M.H. Hall, and M.A. Sanderson. 2009. Grazing Schedule Effect on Forage Production and Nutritive Value of Diverse Forage Mixtures. Agron. J. 101: 408–414.
  23. Hall, M.H., J. M. Dillon, D. J. Undersander, T. M. Wood, P. W. Holman, D. H. Min, R. H. Leep, G. D. Lacefield, H. T. Kunelius, P. R. Peterson, and N. J. Ehlke. 2009. Ecogeographic Factors Affecting Inflorescence Emergence of Cool-Season Forage Grasses. Crop Sci. 49: 1109-1115.
  24. Dillehay, B.L., W.S. Curran, and M.H. Hall. 2009. Potential for Delayed Orchardgrass Seeding during Glyphosate-Resistant Alfalfa Establishment. Agron. J. 101: 1108–1112.
  25.  Hall. M.H. and J.H. Cherney. 2010. Increased Teff Seeding Rates in the Northeast Region of the United States Increases Forage Yield. Forage and Grazinglands. Online. doi: 10.1094/FG-2010-0802-01-BR.
  26. Hall, M.H., Hebrock, N.S., P.E. Pierson, J.L. Caddel, V.N. Owens, R.M. Sulc, D.J. Undersander, and R.S. Whitesides. 2010. The effects of glyphosate-tolerant technology on reduced alfalfa seeding rates. Agron. J. 102:911-916.
  27. Deak, A., M.H. Hall, M.A. Sanderson, A. Rotz, and M. Corson. 2010. Whole Farm Evaluation of Forage Mixtures and Grazing Strategies. Agron. J. 102:1201-1209.
  28.  Brink, G., M. Hall, G. Shewmaker, D. Undersander, N. Martin, and R. Walgenbach. 2010. Changes in Alfalfa Yield and Nutritive Value within Individual Harvest Periods. Agron. J. 102:1274-1282.