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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ADDING VALUE TO BIOFUELS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS BASED ON PERENNIAL FORAGES Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

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.
The ruminant animal as a natural biomass conversion platform and a source of bioconversion agents - (Book / Chapter)
Weimer, P.J. 2014. The ruminant animal as a natural biomass conversion platform and a source of bioconversion agents. In: Sun, J., Ding, S.-Y., Peterson, J.D., editors. Biological Conversion of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals: Explorations from Natural Biomass Utilization Systems. London: Royal Society of Chemistry. p. 248-281.
Fermentation of alfalfa wet-fractionation liquids to volatile fatty acids by Streptococcus bovis and Megasphaera elsdenii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Digman, M.F. 2013. Fermentation of alfalfa wet-fractionation liquids to volatile fatty acids by Streptococcus bovis and Megasphaera elsdenii. Bioresource Technology. 142:88-94.
In vitro degradation and fermentation of three dietary fiber sources by human colonic bacteria     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bliss, D.Z., Weimer, P.J., Jung, H.G., Savik, K. 2013. In vitro degradation and fermentation of three dietary fiber sources by human colonic bacteria. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:4614-4621.
Wet fractionation for improved utilization of alfalfa leaves     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Runge, T.M., Shinners, K.J., Hatfield, R.D. 2013. Wet fractionation for improved utilization of alfalfa leaves. Biological Engineering (ASABE). 6(1):29-42.
Technology background and best practices: yield mapping in hay and forage - (Proceedings)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J. 2013. Technology background and best practices: yield mapping in hay and forage. In: Proceedings of the Idaho Hay and Forage Conference, February 28-March 1, 2013, Burley, Idaho. p. 44-49.
Saving time and fuel during tillage - (Proceedings)
Digman, M.F. 2013. Saving time and fuel during tillage. In: Proceedings of the Idaho Hay and Forage Conference, February 28-March 1, 2013, Burley, Idaho. p. 42-43.
Quantitative analysis of growth and volatile fatty acid production by the anaerobic ruminal bacterium Megasphaera elsdenii T81     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Moen, G.N. 2013. Quantitative analysis of growth and volatile fatty acid production by the anaerobic ruminal bacterium Megasphaera elsdenii T81. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 97(9):4075-4081.
Technology background and best practices: yield mapping in hay and forage - (Proceedings)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J. 2012. Technology background and best practices: yield mapping in hay and forage. In: Proceedings of 2012 California Alfalfa and Grains Symposium, December 10-12, 2012, Sacramento, California. p. 143-148.
Proteomic analysis of cell walls of two developmental stages of alfalfa stems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Verdonk, J.C., Hatfield, R.D., Sullivan, M.L. 2012. Proteomic analysis of cell walls of two developmental stages of alfalfa stems. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00279.
Crop mergers: Management of soil contamination and leaf loss in alfalfa     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J., Boettcher, M.E. 2013. Crop mergers: Management of soil contamination and leaf loss in alfalfa. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(2):179-185.
Evaluation of a microwave resonator for predicting grain moisture independent of bulk density     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Conley, S.P., Lauer, J. 2012. Evaluation of a microwave resonator for predicting grain moisture independent of bulk density. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(4):611-617.
Challenges to increase the efficiency of nutrient utilization in the rumen - (Proceedings)
Weimer, P.J. 2012. Challenges to increase the efficiency of nutrient utilization in the rumen. In: Proceedings of Zootec 2012, XIV International Congress on Animal Science, May 13-18, 2012, Cuiaba, Brazil, p. 21-46.
On-farm acidification and anaerobic storage for preservation and improved conversion of switchgrass into ethanol     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Digman, M.F., Dien, B.S., Hatfield, R.D. 2012. On-farm acidification and anaerobic storage for preservation and improved conversion of switchgrass into ethanol. Biological Engineering (ASABE). 5(1):47-58.
Isolation, characterization and quantification of Clostridium kluyveri from the bovine rumen     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J., Stevenson, D.M. 2012. Isolation, characterization and quantification of Clostridium kluyveri from the bovine rumen. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 94:461-466.
Overlap loss of manually and automatically guided mowers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shinners, T.J., Digman, M.F., Panuska, J.C. 2012. Overlap loss of manually and automatically guided mowers. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(1):5-8.
Complete genome of the cellulolytic ruminal bacterium Ruminococcus albus 7     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suen, G., Stevenson, D.M., Bruce, D., Chertkov, O., Copeland, A., Cheng, J., Detter, C., Detter, J.C., Goodwin, L.A., Han, C.S., Hauser, L.J., Ivanova, N.N., Kyrpides, N.C., Land, M.L., Lapidus, A., Lucas, S., Ovchinnikova, G., Pitluck, S., Tapia, R., Woyke, T., Boyum, J., Mead, D., Weimer, P.J. 2011. Complete genome of the cellulolytic ruminal bacterium Ruminococcus albus 7. Journal of Bacteriology. 193:5574-5575.
Calibrating your forage harvester's yield monitor - (Popular Publication)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J. 2011. Calibrating your forage harvester's yield monitor. Wisconsin Crop Manager. 18(24):96-97.
Use automatic steering to avoid mowing the same ground twice - (Popular Publication)
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Use automatic steering to avoid mowing the same ground twice - (Popular Publication)
Digman, M.F., Shinners, T.J. 2011. Use automatic steering to avoid mowing the same ground twice. Wisconsin Crop Manager. 18(7):25-26.
The complete genome sequence of Fibrobacter succinogenes S85 reveals a cellulolytic and metabolic specialist     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suen, G., Weimer, P.J., Stevenson, D.M., Aylward, F.O., Boyum, J., Deneke, J., Drinkwater, C., Ivanova, N., Mikhailova, N., Chertkov, O., Goodwin, L.A., Currie, C.R., Mead, D., Brumm, P.J. 2011. The complete genome sequence of Fibrobacter succinogenes S85 reveals a cellulolytic and metabolic specialist. PLoS One. 6(4):e18814.
Best practices to hasten field drying of grasses and alfalfa - (Experiment Station)
Digman, M.F., Undersander, D.J., Shinners, K.J., Saxe, C. 2011. Best practices to hasten field drying of grasses and alfalfa. University of Wisconsin Extension publication A3927. 8 p.
Calibrating your grain drill or seeder can save both seed and money - (Other)
Digman, M.F. 2011. Calibrating your grain drill or seeder can save both seed and money. Clippings. (electronic newsletter of Midwest Forage Association) March 18, 2011. Available: http://www.midwestforage.org/pdf/525.pdf.pdf
A properly adjusted forage harvester can save time and money - (Popular Publication)
Digman, M.F. 2011. A properly adjusted forage harvester can save time and money. Progressive Forage Grower. 2:12-13.
End product yields from the extraruminal fermentation of various polysaccharide, protein and nucleic acid components of biofuels feedstocks     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weimer, P.J. 2011. End product yields from the extraruminal fermentation of various polysaccharide, protein and nucleic acid components of biofuels feedstocks. Bioresource Technology. 102:3254-3259.
Functional annotation of Fibrobacter succinogenes S85 carbohydrate active enzymes     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brumm, P., Mead, D., Boyum, J., Drinkwater, C., Gowda, K., Stevenson, D.M., Weimer, P.J. 2011. Functional annotation of Fibrobacter succinogenes S85 carbohydrate active enzymes. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 163:649-657.
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.
Functional annotation of Fibrobacter succinogenes carbohydrate active enzymes - (Proceedings)
Brumm, P., Mead, D., Boyum, J., Drinkwater, C., Gowda, K., Stevenson, D.M., Weimer, P.J. 2010. Functional annotation of Fibrobacter succinogenes carbohydrate active enzymes. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 163:649-657.
Alfalfa: Potential For New Feed and Biofuel - USDFRC Research Update - (Proceedings)
Martin, N.P., Jung, H.G. Alfalfa: Potential For New Feed and Biofuel - USDFRC Research Update. In: Proceedings for the 2010 Western Alfalfa Seed Growers Winter Seed Conference, Las Vegas, NV, January 17-19, 2010. p. 105-111.
Last Modified: 12/18/2014
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