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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Richard E Muck
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
Agricultural Engineer

Phone: (608) 890-0067
Fax: (608) 890-0076
1925 LINDEN DR W
MADISON, WI, 53706-1108

Projects
COMBATING VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA AND IMPROVING YELLOW PERCH AQUACULTURE FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420493
Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423817
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424141
DEVELOPMENT OF A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY TO SUPPORT ARS/USGS WI WATER SCIENCE CTR-SPECIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 422737
CONDUCTING DIGESTIBILITY TRIALS WITH LAMBS TO EVALUATE FORAGES
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 418773
Development and Update of NIRS Calibration Equations of Forage Crops, Feedstuffs, and, Feedstocks
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 422566

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effects of dairy slurry on silage fermentation characteristics and nutritive value of alfalfa - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Aug-14)
Effects of dairy slurry on the nutritive value and fermentation characteristics of alfalfa silages - (Abstract Only) - (10-Apr-14)
Application of dairy slurry on alfalfa fields, and subsequent effects on nutritive value and silage fermentation characteristics of the harvested forage - (Popular Publication)
Coblentz, W.K., Muck, R.E., Borchardt, M.A., Jokela, W.E., Bertram, M. 2014. Application of dairy slurry on alfalfa fields, and subsequent effects on nutritive value and silage fermentation characteristics of the harvested forage. Forage Focus. p. 22.
High dry matter whole-plant corn as a biomass feedstock - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cook, D.E., Shinners, K.J., Weimer, P.J., Muck, R.E. 2014. High dry matter whole-plant corn as a biomass feedstock. Biomass and Bioenergy. 94:230-236.
What's new and basic in making good silage? - (Popular Publication)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B.J. 2014. What's new and basic in making good silage? Progressive Forage Grower. 15(3):35-36.
Field drying rate differences amoung cool-season grasses harvested for hay - (Abstract Only)
Brink, G.E., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E. 2014. Field drying rate differences among cool-season grasses harvested for hay. Proceedings of the American Forage and Grassland Council Conference. Paper No. 17.
Field drying rate differences among three cool-season grasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brink, G.E., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E. 2014. Field drying rate differences among three cool-season grasses. Forage and Grazinglands. DOI 10.2134/FG-2013-0104-RS.
Silage inoculant effects on milk production and why that may be important to you - (Popular Publication)
Muck, R.E. 2013. Silage inoculant effects on milk production and why that may be important to you. Progressive Forage Grower. 27(14):117,119.
Effects of rain damage on wilting forages - (Experiment Station)
Coblentz, W.K., Muck, R.E. 2013. Effects of rain damage on wilting forages. Agricultural Experiment Station Publication. Vol. 15. No. 7.
Emission of volatile organic compounds from silage: compounds, sources, and implications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hafner, S.D., Howard, C., Muck, R.E., Franco, R.B., Montes, F., Green, P.G., Mitloehner, F., Trabue, S.L., Rotz, C.A. 2013. Emission of volatile organic compounds from silage: compounds, sources, and implications. Atmospheric Environment. 77:827-839.
Potential probiotic effects of lactic acid bacteria on ruminant performance - (Proceedings)
Weinberg, Z.G., Muck, R.E. 2013. Potential probiotic effects of lactic acid bacteria on ruminant performance. In: Daniel, J. L. P.,Santos, M. C., and Nussio, L. G., editors. Proceedings of the III International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation, FEALQ, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. pp. 47-68.
Relationship between proteolysis in the silo and efficiency of utilization of dietary protein by lactating dairy cows - (Proceedings)
Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E., Pauly, T. 2013. Relationship between proteolysis in the silo and efficiency of utilization of dietary protein by lactating dairy cows. Proceedings of the III International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation, FEALQ, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. pp. 47-68.
Silage extracts used to study the mode of action of silage inoculants in ruminants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muck, R.E., Weinberg, Z.G., Contreras-Govea, F.E. 2013. Silage extracts used to study the mode of action of silage inoculants in ruminants. Agricultural and Food Science. 22(1):108-114.
Recent advances in silage microbiology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muck, R.E. 2013. Recent advances in silage microbiology. Agricultural and Food Science. 22(1):3-15.
Lactobacillus plantarum effects on silage fermentation and in vitro microbial yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Broderick, G.A., Weimer, P.J. 2013. Lactobacillus plantarum effects on silage fermentation and in vitro microbial yield. Animal Feed Science And Technology. 179(1):61-68.
Corn, alfalfa and grass silage preservation principles - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2013. Corn, alfalfa and grass silage preservation principles. American Forage and Grassland Council Conference Proceedings. p. 5.
Replacing alfalfa or red clover silage with birdsfoot trefoil silage in total mixed rations increases production of lactating dairy cows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hymes Fecht, U.C., Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E., Grabber, J.H. 2013. Replacing alfalfa or red clover silage with birdsfoot trefoil silage in total mixed rations increases production of lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(1):460-469.
Prolonged field exposure after cut alfalfa receives rain reduces ensilability and nutritive value - (Popular Publication)
Coblentz, W.K., Muck, R.E. 2012. Prolonged field exposure after cut alfalfa receives rain reduces ensilability and nutritive value. Forage Focus. pp. 21.
Effects of natural and simulated rainfall on indicators of ensilability and nutritive value for wilting alfalfa forages sampled before preservation as silage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coblentz, W.K., Muck, R.E. 2012. Effects of natural and simulated rainfall on indicators of ensilability and nutritive value for wilting alfalfa forages sampled before preservation as silage. Journal of Dairy Science. 95:6635-6653.
Microbiology of ensiling - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2012. Microbiology of ensiling. In: Kuoppala, K., Rinne, M., Vanhatalo, A., editors. XVIth International Silage Conference, 2-4 July 2012, Hämeenlinna, Finland. p. 75-86.
Lactating cow response to lucerne silage inoculated with Lactobacillus plantarum - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Broderick, G.A., Faciola, A.P., Hymes Fecht, U.C. 2012. Lactating cow response to lucerne silage inoculated with Lactobacillus plantarum. In: Kuoppala, K., Rinne, M., Vanhatalo, A., editors. XVth International Silage Conference, 2-4 July 2012, Hämeenlinna, Finland. p. 480-481.
Effect of replacing dietary lucerne silage with birdsfoot trefoil silage containing different levels of condensed tannin on production of lactating dairy cattle - (Abstract Only) - (06-May-12)
Silage extracts used to study the mode of action of silage inoculants in ruminants - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Weinberg, Z.G., Contreras-Govea, F.G. 2012. Silage extracts used to study the mode of action of silage inoculants in ruminants. In: Kuoppala, K., Rinne, M., Vanhatalo, A., editors. XVth International Silage Conference, 2-4 July 2012, Hämeenlinna, Finland. p. 336-337.
Effects of natural and simulated rainfall on indicators of alfalfa silage fermentation - (Abstract Only)
Coblentz, W.K., Muck, R.E. 2012. Effects of natural and simulated rainfall on indicators of alfalfa silage fermentation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract #369-7.
Silage inoculants: when and how to use them - (Popular Publication)
Muck, R.E. 2012. Silage inoculants: when and how to use them. Dairy Star. 13(23):28.
The art and science of making silage - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2011. The art and science of making silage. In: 41st Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, 11-13 December 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada. p. 36-45.
Potential of energy production from conserved forages - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2011. Potential of energy production from conserved forages. Proceedings of II International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation. p. 7-24.
Changes in ruminal bacterial community composition following feeding of alfalfa silage inoculated with a commercial silage inoculant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mohammed, R., Stevenson, D.M., Beauchemin, K.A., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2012. Changes in ruminal bacterial community composition following feeding of alfalfa silage inoculated with a commercial silage inoculant. Journal of Dairy Science. 95:328-339.
Milk production response to feeding alfalfa silage inoculated with Lactobacillus plantarum - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Broderick, G.A., Antonio, F.P., Hymes Fecht, U.C. 2011. Milk production response to feeding alfalfa silage inoculated with Lactobacillus plantarum. Journal of Dairy Science 94(E-Supplement 1):546 (Abstract).
Changes in rumen bacterial community composition following feeding of silage inoculated with a commercial silage inoculant - (Abstract Only)
Mohammed, R., Stevenson, D.M., Beauchemin, K.A., Weimer, P.J., Muck, R.E. 2011. Changes in rumen bacterial community composition following feeding of silage inoculated with a commercial silage inoculant. Journal of Dairy Science. 94(E-Supplement 1):390.
Microbial inoculant effects on silage and in vitro ruminal fermentation, and microbial biomass estimation for alfalfa, bmr corn, and corn silages Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Mertens, D.R., Weimer, P.J. 2011. Microbial inoculant effects on silage and in vitro ruminal fermentation, and microbial biomass estimation for alfalfa, bmr corn, and corn silages. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 163:2-10.
Aerobic and anaerobic storage of single-pass, chopped corn stover Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Wepner, A.D., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2011. Aerobic and anaerobic storage of single-pass, chopped corn stover. BioEnergy Research. 4:61-75.
Ensiling Characteristics of Alfalfa Leaves and Stems - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Shinners, K.J., Duncan, J.A. 2010. Ensiling Characteristics of Alfalfa Leaves and Stems [abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 1008613.
Silage Microbiology and Its Control through Additives - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2010. Silage Microbiology and Its Control through Additives. Proceedings of Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia. 39(supl. especial):183-191.
On-farm Preservation and Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses for Fuel Ethanol Production - (Abstract Only) - (21-May-10)
Pilot-scale On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses with Dilute Acid and Alkali for Fuel Ethanol Production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Muck, R.E., Dien, B.S. 2010. Pilot-scale On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses with Dilute Acid and Alkali for Fuel Ethanol Production. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(3):1007-1014.
Harvesting and Storing of Two Perennial Grasses as Biomass Feedstocks Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J., Casler, M.D. 2010. Harvesting and Storing of Two Perennial Grasses as Biomass Feedstocks. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(2):359-370.
Influence of Management Factors on Silage Quality - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2010. Influence of Management Factors on Silage Quality. In: Proceedings of Expoleche San Marcos 2010, April 21-23, 2010, Aguascalientes, Mexico. p. 1-10.
Full-scale on-farm pretreatment of perennial grasses with dilute acid for fuel ethanol production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Muck, R.E., Dien, B.S. 2010. Full-scale on-farm pretreatment of perennial grasses with dilute acid for fuel ethanol production. BioEnergy Research. 3:335-341.
Silage Additives and Management Issues - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2010. Silage Additives and Management Issues. In: 2010 Idaho Alfalfa and Forage Conference Proceedings, Burley, ID, Feb. 16-17, 2010. p. 49-55.
Silostop Bunker Covers - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2010. Silostop Bunker Covers. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Idaho Alfalfa and Forage Conference, February 16-17, 2009, Burley, ID. p. 65-67.
Optimizing On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses for Fuel Ethanol Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Casler, M.D., Dien, B.S., Hatfield, R.D., Jung, H.G., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2010. Optimizing On-farm Pretreatment of Perennial Grasses for Fuel Ethanol Production. Bioresource Technology. 101:5305-5314.
Forage Storage Systems - (Book / Chapter) - (15-Dec-09)
Storage characteristics of large round and square alfalfa bales: low-moisture wrapped bales - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Huenink, B.M., Muck, R.E., Albrecht, K.A. 2009. Storage characteristics of large round and square alfalfa bales: low-moisture wrapped bales. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(2):401-407.
Yield, Nutritive Value and Silage Fermentation of Kura Clover-Reed Canarygrass and Lucerne Herbages in Northern USA. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Albrecht, K.A. 2009. Yield, Nutritive Value and Silage Fermentation of Kura Clover-Reed Canarygrass and Lucerne Herbages in Northern USA. Grass and Forage Science. 64(4):374-383.
Effects of Silo Type on Silage Quality and Losses - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E., Broderick, G.A., Brink, G.E. 2009. Effects of Silo Type on Silage Quality and Losses. In: Broderick, G.A., Adesogan, A.T., Bocher, L.W., Bolsen, K.K., Contreras-Govea, F.E., Harrison, J.H., Muck, R.E., editors. XVth International Silage Conference Proceedings, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin. p. 275-276.
Influence of Cover Type on Silage Quality in Bunker Silos - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B. 2009. Influence of Cover Type on Silage Quality in Bunker Silos. In: Broderick, G.A., Adesogan, A.T., Bocher, L.W., Bolsen, K.K., Contreras-Govea, F.E., Harrison, J.H., Muck, R.E., editors. XVth International Silage Conference Proceedings, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin. p. 277-278.
Lactobacillus plantarum MTD/1, Its Impact on Silage and In vitro Rumen Fermentation - (Proceedings)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Broderick, G.A., Weimer, P.J. 2009. Lactobacillus plantarum MTD/1, Its Impact on Silage and In vitro Rumen Fermentation. In: Broderick, G.A., Adesogan, A.T., Bocher, L.W., Bolsen, K.K., Contreras-Govea, F.E., Harrison, J.H., Muck, R.E., editors. XVth International Silage Conference Proceedings, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin. p. 57-58.
Managing for Improved Aerobic Stability - (Proceedings)
Pahlow, G., Muck, R.E. 2009. Managing for Improved Aerobic Stability. In: Broderick, G.A., Adesogan, A.T., Bocher, L.W., Bolsen, K.K., Contreras-Govea, F.E., Harrison, J.H., Muck, R.E., editors. XVth International Silage Conference Proceedings, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin. p. 77-90.
Storage and Pretreatment of Biomass Feedstocks by Ensiling - (Proceedings)
Shinners, K.J., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2009. Storage and Pretreatment of Biomass Feedstocks by Ensiling. In: Broderick, G.A., Adesogan, A.T., Bocher, L.W., Bolsen, K.K., Contreras-Govea, F.E., Harrison, J.H., Muck, R.E., editors. XVth International Silage Conference Proceedings, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin. p. 191-192.
The Effect of LAB Silage Inoculants on the Rumen Environment--Current Research Status - (Proceedings)
Weinberg, Z.G., Miron, J., Chen, Y., Muck, R.E., Contrera-Govea, F.E., Weimer, P.J., Filya, I., Kung, L. 2009. The Effect of LAB Silage Inoculants on the Rumen Environment--Current Research Status. In: Broderick, G.A., Adesogan, A.T., Bocher, L.W., Bolsen, K.K., Contreras-Govea, F.E., Harrison, J.H., Muck, R.E., editors. XVth International Silage Conference Proceedings, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin. p. 55-56.
Lessons From the Cow: What the Ruminant Animal Can Teach Us About Consolidated Bioprocessing of Cellulosic Biomass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Russell, J.B., Muck, R.E. 2009. Lessons From the Cow: What the Ruminant Animal Can Teach Us About Consolidated Bioprocessing of Cellulosic Biomass. Bioresource Technology. 100:5323-5331.
Storage characteristics of large round alfalfa bales: dry hay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Huenink, B.M., Muck, R.E., Albrecht, K.A. 2009. Storage characteristics of large round alfalfa bales: dry hay. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(2):409-418.
Effect of Alfalfa Silage Storage Structure and Rumen-Protected Methionine on Production in Lactating Dairy Cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E. 2009. Effect of Alfalfa Silage Storage Structure and Rumen-Protected Methionine on Production in Lactating Dairy Cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 92:1281-1289.
Improving alfalfa silage quality with inoculants and silo management - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E. 2008. Improving alfalfa silage quality with inoculants and silo management. In: Proceedings of 2008 Cornell Nutrition Conference, October 21-23, 2008, Syracuse, NY. p. 137-146.
Quantitative analysis of cellulose degradation and growth of cellulolytic bacteria in the rumen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Russell, J.B., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2009. Quantitative analysis of cellulose degradation and growth of cellulolytic bacteria in the rumen. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 67(2):183-197.
Nutritive Value of Corn Silage in Mixture with Climbing Beans Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Armstrong, K.L., Albrecht, K.A. 2009. Nutritive Value of Corn Silage in Mixture with Climbing Beans. Animal Feed Science And Technology. 150(1/2):1-8.
Effect of treatment and cultivar on the ensiling of corn stover - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Coors, J.G., Richard, T.L., Scott, M.P. 2008. Effect of treatment and cultivar on the ensiling of corn stover [abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper 085001.
Packing Bunker and Pile Silos to Minimize Porosity Reprint Icon - (Other)
Holmes, B.J., Muck, R.E. 2008. Packing Bunker and Pile Silos to Minimize Porosity. Focus on Forage. 10(1): 1-2. Available: www.uwex.edu/ces/crops/uwforage/Porosity-FOF.pdf
Fermentability of Corn-Lablab Bean Mixtures from Different Planting Densities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Armstrong, K.L., Albrecht, K.A. 2009. Fermentability of Corn-Lablab Bean Mixtures from Different Planting Densities. Animal Feed Science And Technology. 149(3-4):298-306.
Feedout losses from forage storage systems - (Other)
Clark, J., Holmes, B.J., Muck, R.E. 2008. Feedout losses from forage storage systems. University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living Website.
Single-pass harvest of corn grain and stover: performance of three harvester configurations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Hoffman, D.S., Munk, J.T., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2009. Single-Pass Harvest of Corn Grain and Stover: Performance of Three Harvester Configurations. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(1):51-60.
Streptococcus bovis as a Silage Inoculant, a Second Chance - (Abstract Only)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Russell, J.B. 2008. Streptococcus bovis as a Silage Inoculant, a Second Chance. Journal of Dairy Science. 91(E-Supplement 1):31.
Effect of Alfalfa Silage Storage Structure and Roasting Corn on Production and Ruminal Metabolism of Lactating Dairy Cows - (Abstract Only)
Krizsan, S.J., Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E., Promkot, C., Colombini, S., Randby, A.T. 2007. Effect of alfalfa silage storage structure and roasting corn on production and ruminal metabolism of lactating dairy cows [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 90 (supplement 1):345.
Inoculant effects on alfalfa silage: in vitro gas and volatile fatty acid production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muck, R.E., Filya, I., Contreras-Govea, F.B. 2007. Inoculant effects on alfalfa silage: in vitro gas and volatile fatty acid production. Journal of Dairy Science. 90(11):5115-5125.
Effect of Alfalfa Silage Storage Structure and Roasting Corn on Production and Ruminal Metabolism of Lactating Dairy Cows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krizsan, S.J., Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E., Promkot, C., Colombini, S., Randby, A.T. 2007. Effect of alfalfa silage storage structure and roasting corn on production and ruminal metabolism of lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 90:4793-4804.
Inoculant effects on alfalfa silage: fermentation products and nutritive value - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Filya, I., Muck, R.E., Contreras-Govea, F.B. 2007. Inoculant effects on alfalfa silage: fermentation products and nutritive value. Journal of Dairy Science. 90(11):5108-5114.
Packing bunkers and piles to maximize forage preservation - (Proceedings)
Holmes, B.J., Muck, R.E. 2007. Packing bunkers and piles to maximize forage preservation. ASABE Publication Number 701P0507e. Available: http://asae.frymulti.com/request.asp?search=1&JID=1&AID=22815&CID=dhc2007&v=&i=&T=2
Silage Inoculant Effects on In Vitro Rumen Fermentation - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Contreras, F.E., Mertens, D.R. 2007. Silage Inoculant Effects on In Vitro Rumen Fermentation. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA. Journal of Animal Science 85(Supplement 1):284.
On-Farm Pretreatment Technologies for Improving Enzymatic Digestibility of Cellulose and Hemicellulose Present in Perennial Grass and Corn Stover - (Abstract Only)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Dien, B.S., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2007. On-farm pretreatment technologies for improving enzymatic digestibility of cellulose and hemicellulose present in perennial grass and corn stover [abstract]. Abstracts of the 29th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, April 29-May 2, 2007, Denver, Colorado. p. 147.
On-Farm Pretreatment Technologies for Improving Enzymatic Digestibility of Cellulose and Hemicellulose Present in Perennial Grass - (Proceedings)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Dien, B.S., Hatfield, R.D., Li, X., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2007. On-farm pretreatment technologies for improving enzymatic digestibility of cellulose and hemicellulose present in perennial grass. In: Proceedings of 2007 Annual Meeting of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, June 17, 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper No. 071021.
Single-Pass, Split-Stream Harvest of Corn Grain and Stover - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Adsit, G.S., Binversie, B.N., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2007. Single-pass, split-stream harvest of corn grain and stover. Transactions of the ASABE. 50:353-363.
Bag Silo Densities and Losses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B. 2006. Bag silo densities and losses. Transactions of the ASABE. 49:1277-1284.
Effect of Inoculants on the Ensiling of Corn Stover - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E., Shinners, K.J. 2006. Effect of inoculants on the ensiling of corn stover. Proceedings of ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 061013.
Single-Pass, Split-Stream of Corn Grain and Stover: Characteristic Performance of Three Harvester Configurations. - (Proceedings)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Munk, J.C., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2006. Single-pass, split-stream of corn grain and stover: characteristic performance of three harvester configurations. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International. Paper No. 061015. p. 1-19.
Drying, Harvesting and Storage Characteristics of Perennial Grasses As Biomass Feedstocks - (Proceedings)
Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, G.C., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J., Casler, M.D. 2006. Drying, harvesting and storage characteristics of perennial grasses as biomass feedstocks. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International. Paper No. 061012. p. 1-19.
Comparison of Wet and Dry Corn Stover Harvest and Storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, K.J., Binversie, B.N., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2007. Comparison of wet and dry corn stover harvest and storage. Biomass and Bioenergy. 31:211-221.
Cut Back Your Losses in Bag Silos - (Popular Publication)
Muck, R.E. 2006. Cut back your losses in bag silos. Hoard's Dairyman. p. 482-483.
Silage Production - (Book / Chapter)
Muck, R.E., Kung, L. 2007. Silage production. In: Barnes, R.F., Nelson,C.J., Moore, K.J., and Collins, M., editors. Forages: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, Volume II. 6th edition. Ames, IA:Blackwell Publishing. p. 617-633.
Yield and Silage Characteristics of Kura Clover, Winter Wheat, and Mixtures in Spring - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Albrecht, K.A., Muck, R.E. 2006. Spring yield and silage characteristics of kura clover, winter wheat, and in mixtures. Agronomy Journal. 98:781-787.
Use of Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction to Determine Population Profiles of Individual Species of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Alfalfa Silage and Stored Corn Stover Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stevenson, D., Muck, R.E., Shinners, K., Weimer, P.J. 2006. Use of real time polymerase chain reaction to determine population profiles of individual species of lactic acid bacteria in alfalfa silage and stored corn stover. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 71(3):329-338.
Characteristic Performance and Yields Using a Single-Pass, Split-Stream Maize and Stover Harvester - (Proceedings)
Shinners, K.J., Adsit, G.S., Binversie, B.N., Digman, M.F., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J. 2005. Characteristic performance and yields using a single-pass, split-stream maize and stover harvester. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Agricultural Engineering. Paper No. 056051, p.1-22.
Effects of Feeding Legume Silage with Differing Tannin Levels on Lactating Dairy Cows - (Abstract Only)
Hymes Fecht, U.C., Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E. 2005. Effects of feeding legume silage with differing tannin levels on lactating dairy cows [abstract]. Proceedings of XIVth International Silage Conference. p. 163.
Factors Affecting Bag Silo Densities and Losses - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B.J. 2005. Factors affecting bag silo densities and losses. In: Park, R.S., Stronge, M.D., editors. Silage production and utilisation, XIVth International Silage Conference, July 3-6, 2005, Belfast, Northern Ireland. p. 245.
Inoculant Effects on Ensiling and in Vitro Gas Production in Lucerne Silage - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Filya, I., Contreras-Govea, F.E. 2005. Inoculant effects on ensiling and in vitro gas production in lucerne silage. In: Park, R.S., Stronge, M.D., editors. Silage production and utilisation, XIVth International Silage Conference, July 3-6, 2005, Belfast, Northern Ireland. p. 204.
In Vitro Gas Production and Bacterial Biomass Estimation of Lucerne Silage Inoculated with One of Three Lactic Acid Bacterial Inoculants - (Abstract Only)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Filya, I., Mertens, D.R., Weimer, P.J. 2005. In vitro gas production and bacterial biomass estimation for lucerne silage inoculated with one of three lactic acid bacterial inoculants. In: Park, R.S., Stronge, M.D., editors. Silage production and utilisation, XIVth International Silage Conference, July 3-6, 2005, Belfast, Northern Ireland. p. 207.
Factors Affecting Bag Silo Densities and Losses - (Abstract Only)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B.J. 2005. Factors affecting bag silo densities and losses. In: O'Mara, F.P., Wilkins, R.J., 't Mannetje, L., Lovett, D.K., Rogers, P.A.M., Boland, T.M., editors. XX International Grassland Congress: Offered Papers, XX International Grassland Congress, June 26 - July 1, 2005, Dublin, Ireland. p. 480.
Using the Red Clover Polyshenol Oxidase Gene to Inhibit Proteolytic Activity in Alfalfa - (Proceedings)
Hatfield, R.D., Sullivan, M.L. Muck, R.E. 2005. Using the red clover polyphenol oxidase gene to inhibit proteolytic activity in alfalfa. In: Park, R.S., Stronge, M.D., editors. Silage Production and Utilization. XIVth International Silage Conference, a Satellite Workshop of the XXth International Grassland Congress, July 2005, Belfast, Northern Ireland. p. 212.
Bag Silo Densities and Losses - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B. 2004. Bag silo densities and losses. ASAE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 041141.
Packing Practice Effects on Density in Bunker Silos - (Proceedings)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B., Savoie, P. 2004. Packing practice effects on density in bunker silos. ASAE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 041137.
Effects of Feeding Legume Silage with Differing Tannin Levels on Lactating Diary Cattle - (Abstract Only)
Hymes Fecht, U.C., Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E., Grabber, J.H. 2004. Effects of feeding legume silage with differing tannin levels on lactating dairy cattle [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 87 (Supplement 1):249.
Polyphenol Oxidase and O-Diphenols Inhibit Post-Harvest Proteolysis in Red Clover and Alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Sullivan, M.L., Hatfield, R.D., Muck, R.E. Polyphenol oxidase and o-diphenols inhibit post-harvest proteolysis in red clover and alfalfa. 2004. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Available: www.naaic.org/meeting/National/2004NAAIC8TC/2004abstracts/msullivan.pdf.
Effects of Corn Silage Inoculants on Aerobic Stability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muck, R.E. 2004. Effects of corn silage inoculants on aerobic stability. Transactions of the ASAE 47(4):1011-1016.
Whole-Farm Nutrient Management on Dairy Farms to Improve Profitability and Reduce Environment Impacts - (Monograph)
Powell, J.M., Ketterings, Q., Rasmussen, C., Adams, L.N., Albrecht, G., Czymmek, K., Rotz, A., Muck, R.E., Norman, J., Stangel, B. 2004. Whole-farm nutrient management on dairy farms to improve profitability and reduce environment impacts. Cornell University Crop and Soil Sciences Research Series R04-1 and University of Wisconsin Extension Publication A3794.
Protein-Binding Polyphenols Enhance Nitrogen Cycling and Profitability of Dairy Farms - (Proceedings)
Grabber, J.H., Broderick, G.A., Sullivan, M.L., Hatfield, R.D., Powell, J.M., Rotz, C.A., Muck, R.E., Ehlke, N.J. 2004. Protein-binding polyphenols enhance nitrogen cycling and profitability of dairy farms. In: 228th ACS National Meeting, August 22-26, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2004 CDROM.
Managing and Designing Bunker and Trench Silos - (Experiment Station)
Holmes, B.J., Muck, R.E. 2004. Managing and designing bunker and trench silos. AED43. Ames, IA:Midwest Plan Service.
Lactic Acid Bacteria Used in Inoculants for Silage As Probiotics for Ruminants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weinberg, Z.G., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J., Chen, Y., Gamburg, M. 2004. Lactic acid bacteria used in inoculants for silage as probiotics for ruminants. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 118:1-10.
Laboratory Assessment of Bunker Silo Density, Part 1: Alfalfa and Grass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muck, R.E., Savoie, P., Holmes, B. 2004. Laboratory assessment of bunker silo density, part 1: Alfalfa and Grass. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 20(2):157-164.
Laboratory Assessment of Bunker Silo Density, Part Ii: Whole-Plant Corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Savoie, P., Muck, R.E., Holmes, B. 2004. Laboratory assessment of bunker silo density, part ii: whole-plant corn. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 20(2):165-171.
Sound Management Practices for Ensiling Whole-Crop Corn and Alfalfa - (Proceedings)
Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E., Shaver, R. 2003. Sound management practices for ensiling whole-crop corn and alfalfa. Delicias Internacional Ganadero Lechero Conference. September 11-12, 2003.
Effects of Breeding for Quality on Alfalfa Ensilability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MUCK, R.E., HINTZ, R.W. EFFECTS OF BREEDING FOR QUALITY ON ALFALFA ENSILABILITY. TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS. 2003. v. 46(5). p. 1305-1309
Density and Losses in Pressed Bag Silos - (Proceedings)
MUCK, R.E., HOLMES, B. DENSITY AND LOSSES IN PRESSED BAG SILOS. MEETING ABSTRACT. 2003. http://asae.frymulti.com/request2.asp?JID=1&AID=15207&CID=chp2003&v=&i=&T=1.
Effect of Various Factors on Bunker Silage Density - (Proceedings)
SAVOIE, P., MUCK, R.E., HOLMES, B.J. EFFECT OF VARIOUS FACTORS ON BUNKER SILAGE DENSITY. WORLD WIDE WEB. 2003. http://asae.frymulti.com/request2.asp?JID=1&AID=15209&CID=chp2003&v=&i=&T=1.
Advances in Silage Preservation - (Experiment Station)
MUCK, R.E. 2003. ADVANCES IN SILAGE PRESERVATION. In: FOUR-STATE FORAGE CONFERENCE, March 25-26, 2003, Baraboo and Prairie du Sac, WI. p. 41-45.
The Survival of Silage Inoculant Lactic Acid Bacteria in Rumen Fluid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
WEINBERG, Z.G., MUCK, R.E., WEIMER, P.J. THE SURVIVAL OF SILAGE INOCULANT LACTIC ACID BACTERIA IN RUMEN FLUID. JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY. 2003. v. 94. pp. 1066-1071.
Forage Storage Design and Management Tools - (Proceedings)
HOLMES,B.J., MUCK,R.E., RANKIN,M.C. 2003. FORAGE STORAGE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS. In: Proceedings of Fifth International Dairy Housing Conference, January 29-31, 2003, Forth Worth, Texas. p. 178-185.
Large Round Bale Storage: Twine, Net Wrap and Low Moisture Wrapped Silage - (Abstract Only) - (28-Jul-02)
Tannin-Containing Alfalfa: a Way to Improve Nitrogen-Use and Profitability of Dairy Farms? - (Abstract Only) - (17-Jul-02)
Tannin-Containing Forage Crops: a Way to Improve Nitrogen-Use and Profitability of Dairy Farms - (Abstract Only) - (21-Oct-01)
Post-Harvest Factors Affecting Ensiling - (Book / Chapter)
Muck, R.E., Moser, L.E., Pitt, R.E. 2003. Post-harvest factors affecting ensiling. In: Buxton, D.R., Muck, R.E., Harrison, J.H., editors. Silage Science and Technology. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science of America. p. 251-304.
Microbiology of Ensiling - (Book / Chapter)
Pahlow, G., Muck, R.E., Driehuis, F., Oude Elferink, S.J., Spoelstra, S.F. 2003. Microbiology of ensiling. In: Buxton, D.R., Muck, R.E., Harrison, J.H., editors. Silage Science and Technology. Madison, WI:American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. p. 31-93.
Immediate Use of Forage from a Silo and Its Effect on Quality - (Abstract Only) - (09-Jul-00)
Factors Affecting Bunker Silo Densities - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Jun-00)
Pack Silage to Achieve High Density, Quality Feed - (Trade Journal) - (25-May-00)
Moisture Effect on Fermentation Characteristics of Cup-Plant Silage - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-May-00)
Feeding Strategy, Nitrogen Cycling, and Profitability of Dairy Farms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Satter, L.D., Mertens, D.R., Muck, R.E. 1999. Feeding strategy, nitrogen cycling, and profitability of dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science. 82:2841-2855.
Factors Affecting Bunker Silo Densities - (Proceedings) - (21-Jul-99)
Factors Affecting Bunker Silo Densities - (Abstract Only) - (07-Jul-99)
Characterizing Proteolytic Inhibition in Red Clover Silage - (Abstract Only) - (07-Jul-99)
Influence of Air on Ensiling - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Mar-99)
Ensiling of Potato Vines - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Mar-99)
Bunker Silo Packing -- Preliminary Results - (Proceedings) - (27-Jan-99)
Grass for Dairy Cattle, Chapter 9: Grass Silage - (Book / Chapter) - (01-Nov-98)
Influence of Air on Ensiling - (Proceedings) - (15-Jul-98)
The Potential of a Modified Atmosphere to Reduce Proteolysis in Alfalfa Silage - (Proceedings) - (15-Jul-98)
Aerobic Respiration of Alfalfa As Affected by Level of Conditioning - (Proceedings) - (15-Jul-98)
Effect of Mechanical Conditioning on Aerobic Respiration of Alfalfa - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Jul-98)
Preparing High Quality Alfalfa Silage - (Proceedings) - (19-Jun-98)
Factors Affecting Corn Silage Quality - (Proceedings) - (19-Jun-98)
Making Better Silage: Following the Clues in Red Clover - (Abstract Only) - (12-Jun-98)
Round Bale Silage Storage Losses of Ryegrass and Legume-Grass Forages - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-May-97)
Effects of Silage Additives on Ensiling - (Proceedings) - (13-Feb-97)
Animal Response to Silage Additives - (Proceedings) - (13-Feb-97)
Effect of Storage System and Dry Matter Content on Composition of Alfalfa Silage - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Nov-96)
Silage Inoculation: Inoculation of Silage and Its Effect on Silage Quality - (Proceedings) - (16-Sep-96)
Effects of Breeding for Quality on Lucerne Ensilability - (Abstract Only) - (11-Sep-96)
Ensiling of Potato Vines - (Abstract Only) - (11-Sep-96)
Proteolysis in Different Forage Silages - (Proceedings) - (17-Jul-96)
Round Bale Silage Storage Losses of Ryegrass and Legume-Grass Forages - (Proceedings) - (17-Jul-96)
New Trends in Development and Use of Inoculants for Silage - (Review Article) - (12-Jul-96)
Bunker Silo Unloaders: An Economic Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Jan-96)
Silage Making Practices - (Trade Journal) - (10-Jan-96)
Effect of Modified Atmospheres on Proteolysis and Fermentation of Ensiled Alfalfa - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Dec-95)
Preservation of Protein in High Moisture Alfalfa Silage by Direct Acidification - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Nov-95)
Enumeration of Lactic Acid Bacteria on Harvested Alfalfa at Long and Short Wilting Times - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Jun-95)
Silage Additives - (Experiment Station) - (26-May-95)
Using Bacterial Inoculants in Making Alfalfa Silage - (Popular Publication) - (08-May-95)
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