Dennis Cash

Emeritus Professor


B.S. New Mexico State University, 1977
M.S. New Mexico State University,1978
Ph.D. Montana State University,1982

Research Interests

  • Forage crop production.
  • Management and harvest strategies for pasture and hay crops.
  • Emphasis is on optimizing production of protein and digestible nutrients per acre of Montana's forage crops.
  • Current investigations include forage quality and persistence of Montana perennial forages, and annual forages for crop rotation.

Recent Publications

  • Cash, S.D., P.L. Bruckner, D.M. Wichman, K.D. Kephart, J.E. Berg, R. Hybner, A.N. Hafla, L.M.M. Surber, D.L. Boss, G.R. Carlson, J.E. Eckhoff, R.N. Stougaard, G.D. Kusknak and N.R. Riveland. 2009. Registration of 'Willow Creek' Forage Wheat. J.Plant Reg. 3:185-190.
  • Blodgett, S.L., A.W. Lenssen and S.D. Cash. 2006. Black grass bug (Hemiptera: miridae) damage to intermediate wheatgrass forage quality. J. Entomol. Sci. 41:92-94.
  • Gray, F.A., T. Shigaki, D.W. Koch, R.D. Delaney, F. Hruby, A.M. Gray, M.E. Majerus, S.D. Cash, R.L. Ditterline and D.M. Wichman. 2006. Registration of ‘Shosone’ sainfoin. Crop Sci. 46:988.
  • Cash, S.D., J. Hager, L. Keddington and R. Carlstrom. 2005. Nitrate QuikTest for rapid detection of high nitrate levels in forages. J. Exten. 43(1):1-4.
  • Johnson-Nistler, C.M., J.E. Knight and S.D. Cash. 2005. Considerations related to Richardson’ s ground squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii) control in Montana. Agron. J. 97:1460-1464.
  • Goosey, H. B., P. G. Hatfield, S. L. Blodgett, and S. D. Cash. 2004. Evaluation of Alfalfa Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Densities and Regrowth Characteristics of Alfalfa Grazed by Sheep in Winter and Spring. J. Entomol. Sci. 39:598-610.
  • Cash, S.D., R.L. Ditterline, D.M. Wichman and M.E. Majerus. 2002. Registration of ‘Montana’ meadow bromegrass. Crop Sci. 42:2211-2212.
  • Ditterline, R.L., R.L. Dunn, S.D. Cash, D.M. Wichman, L.E. Welty, J.L. Bergman, J. L. Eckhoff, M.E. Majerus, J.G. Scheetz, L. K. Holzworth, K.R. Blunt, L.S. Strang and J. Vavrovsky. 2001. Registration of ‘Shaw’ alfalfa. Crop Sci. 41:264-265.
  • Fajardo, J.J., J.W. Bauder and S.D. Cash. 2001. Managing nitrate and bacteria in runoff from livestock confinement areas with vegetative filter strips. J. Soil Water Conserv. 56:185-191.
  • Lenseen, A., J. D. Banfield and S.D. Cash. 2001. The influence of trichome density on the drying rate of alfalfa forage. Grass and Forage Sci. 56:1-9.
  • Blodgett, S.L., A.W. Lenssen and S.D. Cash. 2000. Harvest with raking for control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 35:129-135.