Dr. Castillo was born in Loja, Ecuador, South America. Dr. Castillo joined the faculty of the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at NC State University in Aug. 2013.

Works (28)

2020 journal article

In vitro screening of technical lignins to determine their potential as hay preservatives

JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 103(7), 6114–6134.

By: D. Reyes, S. Annis, S. Rivera, A. Leon-Tinoco, C. Wu, L. Perkins, J. Perry, Z. Ma ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 6, 2020

2020 journal article

Tree species effects on understory forage productivity and microclimate in a silvopasture of the Southeastern USA

AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, 295.

By: M. Castillo, F. Tiezzi & A. Franzluebbers

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 22, 2020

2020 journal article

Windbreak Wall-Vegetative Strip System to Reduce Air Emissions from Mechanically Ventilated Livestock Barns—Part 3: Layer House Evaluation

Water, Air, & Soil Pollution.

Source: ORCID
Added: January 24, 2020

2019 journal article

Assessment of silvopasture systems in the northern Peruvian Amazon

Agroforestry Systems.

By: D. Pizarro, H. Vásquez, W. Bernal, E. Fuentes, J. Alegre, M. Castillo, C. Gómez

Source: ORCID
Added: April 3, 2019

2019 journal article

Harvest Management Effects on Canopy Height and Light Interception of ‘Performer’ Switchgrass and its Relationship with Weed Infestation

Source: ORCID
Added: May 10, 2019

2019 journal article

Windbreak Wall-Vegetative Strip System to Reduce Air Emissions from Mechanically Ventilated Livestock Barns: Part 2—Swine House Evaluation

Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 231, 289.

By: A. Ajami, S. Shah & L. Wang-Li

Source: ORCID
Added: January 24, 2020

2019 journal article

Winter Pea, Crimson Clover, and Hairy Vetch Planted in Mixture with Small Grains in the Southeast United States

AGRONOMY JOURNAL, 111(2), 805–815.

By: R. Vann, S. Reberg-Horton, M. Castillo, R. McGee & S. Mirsky

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 15, 2019

2018 journal article

Bacterial and fungal communities, fermentation, and aerobic stability of conventional hybrids and brown midrib hybrids ensiled at low moisture with or without a homo- and heterofermentative inoculant

Journal of Dairy Science, 101(4), 3057–3076.

By: J. Romero, Y. Joo, J. Park, F. Tiezzi, E. Gutierrez-Rodriguez & M. Castillo

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Defoliation management affects productivity, leaf/stem ratio, and tiller counts of ‘performer’ switchgrass

Agronomy Journal, 110(4), 1467–1472.

By: P. Bekewe, M. Castillo & R. Rivera

Source: ORCID
Added: April 3, 2019

2018 journal article

Near-infrared spectroscopic models for analysis of winter pea (Pisum sativum L.) quality constituents

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 98(11), 4253–4267.

By: U. Saha, R. Vann, S. Reberg-Horton, M. Castillo, S. Mirsky, R. McGee, L. Sonon

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Stem, leaf, and panicle yield and nutrient content of biomass and sweet sorghum

Agronomy Journal, 110(5), 1659–1665.

By: A. Heitman, M. Castillo, T. Smyth & C. Crozier

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 19, 2018

2018 journal article

Winter pea cultivar/breeding line screening for grain crop potential in the southeastern United States

Agronomy Journal, 110(4), 1217–1225.

By: R. Vann, S. Reberg-Horton, M. Castillo, S. Mirsky & R. McGee

Source: ORCID
Added: April 3, 2019

2017 journal article

Biomass and sweet sorghum fertilized with swine lagoon effluent for bioenergy

Agronomy Journal, 109(6), 2521–2529.

By: A. Heitman, M. Castillo, T. Smyth, C. Crozier, Z. Wang & R. Gehl

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

2017 journal article

Laboratory silo type and inoculation effects on nutritional composition, fermentation, and bacterial and fungal communities of oat silage

Journal of Dairy Science, 100(3), 1812–1828.

By: J. Romero, Y. Zhao, M. Balseca-Paredes, F. Tiezzi, E. Gutierrez-Rodriguez & M. Castillo

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Nitrogen fertilization effects on yield and nutrient removal of biomass and sweet sorghum

Agronomy Journal, 109(4), 1352–1358.

By: A. Heitman, M. Castillo, T. Smyth, C. Crozier, Z. Wang, R. Heiniger, R. Gehl

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Grazing management strategies affect year-after establishment performance of a legume strip-planted into warm-season grass pasture

Crop Sci, 55(5), 2384–2389.

By: M. Castillo, L. Sollenberger, M. Mullenix, A. Blount, M. Williams & C. Mackowiak

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Management of Perennial Warm-Season Bioenergy Grasses. II. Seasonal Differences in Elephantgrass and Energycane Morphological Characteristics Affect Responses to Harvest Frequency and Timing

Bioenergy Research, 8(2), 618–626.

By: C. Na, L. Sollenberger, J. Erickson, K. Woodard, M. Castillo, M. Mullenix, J. Vendramini, M. Silveira

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Growth habit of rhizoma peanut affects establishment and spread when strip planted in bahiagrass pastures

Crop Science, 54(6), 2886–2892.

By: M. Mullenix, L. Sollenberger, A. Blount, J. Vendramini, M. Silveira & M. Castillo

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Invasive populations of elephantgrass differ in morphological and growth characteristics from taxa selected for biomass production

Bioenergy Research, 7(4), 1382–1391.

By: L. Sollenberger, K. Woodard, J. Vendramini, J. Erickson, K. Langeland, M. Mullenix, C. Na, M. Castillo ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Seedbed preparation techniques and weed control strategies for strip-planting Rhizoma peanut into warm-season grass pastures

Crop Science, 54(4), 1868–1875.

By: M. Castillo, L. Sollenberger, A. Blount, J. Ferrell, C. Na, M. Williams, C. Mackowiak

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Strategies to control competition to strip-planted legume into a warm-season grass pasture

Crop Sci, 53(5), 2255–2263.

By: M. Castillo, L. Sollenberger, J. Ferrell, A. Blount, M. Williams & C. Mackowiak

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

2013 journal article

Strip planting legume into a warm-season grass pasture: defoliation effects during the year of establishment

Crop Science, 53(2), 724–731.

By: M. Castillo, L. Sollenberger, A. Blount, J. Ferrell, M. Williams & C. Mackowiak

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

2011 journal article

Incorporation of municipal biosolids affects organic N mineralization and elephantgrass biomass production

Agronomy Journal, 103(3), 899–905.

By: M. Castillo, L. Sollenberger, J. Vendramini, K. Woodard, G. O’Connor, M. Silveira, J. Sartain

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

2010 journal article

Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: I. Elephantgrass biomass production and soil responses

Agronomy Journal, 102(4), 1308–1313.

By: M. Castillo, L. Sollenberger, J. Vendramini, K. Woodard, G. O’Connor, Y. Newman, M. Silveira, J. Sartain

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

2010 journal article

Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: II. Decomposition and organic nitrogen mineralization

Agronomy Journal, 102(4), 1314–1320.

By: M. Castillo, L. Sollenberger, J. Vendramini, K. Woodard, J. Gilmour, G. O’Connor, Y. Newman, M. Silveira, J. Sartain

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

2008 journal article

Microbial activity and phosphorus availability in a subtropical soil under different land uses

World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4, 314–320.

By: M. Castillo & A. Wright

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: February 13, 2019

2008 journal article

Soil phosphorus pools in Histosols under sugarcane and pasture in the Everglades, Florida

Geoderma, 145(1-2), 130–135.

By: M. Castillo & A. Wright

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

2006 journal article

Producción y composición de los cultivares Mulato I y II de Brachiaria híbridos inoculados con Micorriza y Trichoderma harzianum

Ceiba, 47, 25–32.

By: M. Castillo, M. Vélez, J. Rosas & R. Trabanino

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 13, 2019

Employment

2019 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Professor (Associate) Crop and Soil Sciences

2013 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Professor (Assistant) Crop and Soil Sciences Department

Education

2016 - 2017

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
M.B.A. Poole College of Management

2009 - 2013

University of Florida Gainesville, FL, US
Ph.D. Agronomy

2007 - 2009

University of Florida Gainesville, FL, US
M.S. Agronomy

2003 - 2006

Escuela Agricola Panamericana Zamorano Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, HN
B.S. Ciencia y Produccion Agropecuaria