Michael Collins
Professor of Agronomy
Department of Agronomy
University of Kentucky
N222E Agr. Science North
Lexington, KY 50546-0091
Telephone: (606) 257-3358
Fax: (606) 323-1952
Email: mike2@uky.edu




    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.S.	Berea College, 1973
M.S.	West Virginia University, 1975, Morgantown, WV
Ph.D.	University of Kentucky, 1978, Lexington, KY
Instructional Responsibilities: AGR 510. Forage Management and Utilization. University of Kentucky. Co-instructor. 3 credits. This course is designed for upper level undergraduate students and graduate students in agricultural sciences. The subject matter is tailored to the class composition which often includes a diversity of backgrounds. The scientific basis of growth and development of herbage, post-harvest physiology of hay and silage, quality of herbage, and utilization by hind- and foregut fiber digesters are emphasized. We also relate grassland management practices to basic sciences. Typically most students are from agronomy and animal sciences (equine, ovine and bovine). In response to student requests we modified the laboratory program as follows: Library research assignments were substituted for seminar presentations and a class field experiment was deleted because inclement weather often prevented its completion. The additional laboratory sessions made available by this change were allocated to weed and herbage plant identification in the field, field studies of grassland systems and field and laboratory research methods, procedures, equipment and instrumentation.

Professional Activities Board of Directors of the American Society of Agronomy. Representative Division C-6, Crop Quality and Utilization, 1994-1996. Board of Directors of the Crop Science Society of America. Representative Division C-6, Crop Quality and Utilization, 1994-1996. State Public Service Award from the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, 1993 Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy Fellow of the Crop Science Society of Agronomy Young Crop Scientist Award from the Crop Science Society of America, 1986. Editorial Board Member for the journal Post Harvest Biology and Technology 1990-present.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS Publications Edited and Meetings Organized: Forage Quality, Evaluation and Utilization. 1994. G. Fahey, M. Collins, D. Mertens, and L.E. Moser (eds.) 25 Chapters, 997 pp. A monograph published by the Crop Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy.
Computer Programs: Henning, J.C., G.D. Lacefield, M. Collins, C.T. Dougherty and M. Rasnake. 1993. Kentucky Beef. A static simulation model of beef cattle production on pasture for learning and aid in decision-making. University of Kentucky. Version 3.6. Adams, D., M. Collins, and J.C. Henning. 1993. Forage/Beef ration development and hay feeding program. University of Kentucky. Version 1.
Refereed: Collins, M., and J.E. McCoy. 1996. Chicory productivity, forage quality, and response nitrogen fertilization. Agron. J. (In Press). J.E. McCoy, M. Collins, and C.T. Dougherty. 1996. Amount and quality of chicory herbage ingested by grtazing cattle. Crop Sci. (In Press). Kort, J., M. Collins, and D. Ditsch. 1996. Soil erosion associated with biomass crops. Biomass and Bioenergy (In Press). Sanderson, M.A., F. Agblevor, M. Collins, and D.K. Johnson. 1996. Compositional analysis of biomass feedstocks by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Biomass and Bioenergy (In Press). Collins, M., L.D. Swetnam, G.M. Turner, J.N. Hancock, and S.A. Shearer. 1995. Storage method effects on dry matter and quality losses of tall fescue round bales. J. Prod. Agric. 8:507-513. Crafts-Brandner, S.J., M. Collins, T.G. Sutton, and H.R. Burton. 1994. Effect of leaf maleic hydrazide concentration on yield and dry matter partitioning in burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Field Crops Research. 37:121-128. Collins, M., H.B. Rice, R. Turley, and W.O. Thom. 1993. The impact of intermittent clipping on productivity, forage quality and legume persistence of reclaimed mine soils. p. 892-893. In M.J. Baker et al. (ed.) Int. Grassl. Congr., Proc. 17th. 8-21 February, 1993. Vol. I. Palmerston North, NZ. NZ Grassl. Assoc. Collins, M., D.M. TeKrony and J.C. Henning. 1993. Acremonium coenophialum (Morgan-Jones and Gams) and cultivar effects on tall fescue seedling vigour and stand establishment. p. 1388-1389. In M.J. Baker et al. (ed.) Int. Grassl. Congr., Proc. 17th. 8-21 February, 1993. Vol. II. Palmerston North, NZ. NZ Grassl. Assoc. Arias, J.E., C.T. Dougherty, and M. Collins. 1993. Grazing behaviour of beef cattle during first time exposure to a pearlmillet pasture treated with a chemical plant growth regulator. p. 736-738. In M.J. Baker et al. (ed.) Int. Grassl. Congr., Proc. 17th. 8-21 February, 1993. Vol. I. Palmerston North, NZ. NZ Grassl. Assoc. Collins, M. 1993. Yields and N contents of maize receiving fertiliser N or following alfalfa and red clover. p. 2200-2202. . In M.J. Baker et al. (ed.) Int. Grassl. Congr., Proc. 17th. 8-21 February, 1993. Vol. I. Palmerston North, NZ. NZ Grassl. Assoc. Shearer, S.A., G.M. Turner, M. Collins, and W.O. Peterson. 1992. Hay swath and windrow manipulation for enhanced drying and quality preservation. Applied Eng. in Agric. 8:303-307. Parker, B.F., G.M. White, R.S. Gates, M. Collins, S. Lowry, and T.C. Bridges. 1992. Forced air drying of baled alfalfa hay. Trans. Amer. Soc. Agric. Eng. 35:607-615. Dougherty, C.T., M. Collins, N.W. Bradley, L.M. Lauriault, and P.L. Cornelius. 1992. The effects of poloxalene on ingestion of cattle grazing lucerne. Grass and Forage Sci. 47:180-188.
Books:
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K.J. Moore and M. Collins. 1996. A CD-ROM Companion to Forages: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, Vol I & II. Iowa State University Press. Ames, IA.
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Book Chapters: Collins, M. 1993. Delmhorst moisture meter for hay. p. 15-17. In RE Pitt (ed.) Forage moisture determination. Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service Report 59. Collins, M. 1995. Hay preservation effects on yield and quality. p. 67-89. In Post-harvest physiology and preservation of forages. Crop Science Society of America Special Publication No. 22. Collins, M., and J.K. Moore. 1995. Postharvest processing of forages. p. 147-161. In. Forages Vol 2 - The Science of Grassland Agriculture. R.F. Barnes, D.A. Miller, and C.J. Nelson (eds.). Iowa State University Press. Ames, IA. Collins, M., and C.C. Sheaffer. 1996. Harvesting and storage of cool-season grass hay and silage. p. 297-319. In. Cool-Season Grasses. L.E. Moser, D.R. Buxton, and M.D. Casler (eds.) American Society of Agronomy. Madison, WI. Ditsch, D., and M. Collins. 1996. Reclamation considerations for pasture and hay lands receiving 66 cm or more precipitation annually. In Surface mine reclamation. ASA Monograph. (In Press).
Proceedings: Neathery, J., M. Collins, and J. Stencel. 1996. A sustainable legume biomass energy farming system. Proc. Third Liquid Fuels Cong. Nashville, TN. 15-17 Sep., 1996. Sanderson, M.A., F. Agblevor, M. Collins, and D.K. Johnson. 1996. Compositional analysis of biomass feedstocks by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Proc. Third Liquid Fuels Cong. Nashville, TN. 15-17 Sep., 1996. Collins, M. 1995. Forages for fuel. In Proc. Kentucky Forage and Grassl. Council. 24, 25 October, 1995. Lexington and Princeton, KY. Collins, M. 1995. Saving those valuable leaves during haymaking. p. 46-55. In Proc. 15th Kentucky Alfalfa Conf.. 3 March, 1994. Cave City, KY. Collins, M. 1994. Alfalfa Preservation and Feeding as Bagged Silage. p. 167-171. In Proc. 24rd National Alfalfa Symposium. 28-29 January, 1994. Springfield, IL. Ditsch, D.C., T.D. Phillips, L.M. Lauriault, J.C. Henning, and M. Collins. 1994. Tall fescue variety evaluation as affected by endophyte fungus infection on reclaimed surface mined land. p. 16-19. In Proc. 1994 South-East Kentucky Coal Conference. April 26, 1994. Frankfort, KY. Ditsch, D.C., M. Collins, R. Turley, and W.O. Thom. 1994. Impact of clipping frequency on dry matter accumulation, forage quality and legume persistence on reclaimed surface mined lands. p. 20-23. In Proc. 1994 South-East Kentucky Coal Conference. April 26, 1994. Frankfort, KY. Ditsch, D.C., M. Collins, and P. Smith. 1994. Vegetative performance on coal refuse as affected by topsoil depth. p. 24-27. In Proc. 1994 South-East Kentucky Coal Conference. April 26, 1994. Frankfort, KY. Ditsch, D.C., M. Collins, P. Smith, and R. Turley. 1994. Legume evaluation on reclaimed surface mined land. p. 28-29. In Proc. 1994 South-East Kentucky Coal Conference. April 26, 1994. Frankfort, KY. Ditsch, D.C. and M. Collins. 1994. Birdsfoot trefoil variety evaluation on reclaimed surface mined land. p. 28-29. In Proc. 1994 South-East Kentucky Coal Conference. April 26, 1994. Frankfort, KY. Collins, M., S.A. Shearer, L.D. Swetnam, J.N. Hancock, and G.M. Turner. 1994. Cost effective round bale storage. p. 22-30. In Proc. Kentucky Forage and Grassl. Council. 1 November, 1994. Lexington, KY. Vincelli, P.C., L.M. Lauriault, J.C. Henning, and M. Collins,. 1994. NCR-138 report for Kentucky. Proc. Thirty-Fourth North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Guelph, Ontario, Canada. p. 156.
Abstracts and Papers Presented at Professional Meetings: Collins, M. 1996. Postharvest physiology of clover hay and silage. Trifolium Conf. Proc. 14th, 21-23 May, 1996, Lexington, KY. Ditsch, D., and M. Collins. 1996. Reclamation considerations for pasture and hay lands receiving 66 cm or more precipitation annually. 6-8 May, 1996. Knoxville, TN. Collins, M. 1996. Seed treatment and edaphic effects on kura clover establishment. Trifolium Conf. Proc. 14th, 21-23 May, 1996, Lexington, KY. Collins, M. 1995. Harvesting and storing quality forages. Kentucky Farm Bureau Forage Conf., 7 Dec., 1995. Louisville, KY. Collins, M. 1995. Control of heating and quality change during storage of moist alfalfa hay by ammonium propionate or by artificial drying. Agron. Abstr. Moore, K.J., and M. Collins. 1995. A visual library for forages: An introduction to grassland agriculture. Agron. Abstr. Collins, M. 1994. Biomass production by tall fescue and tall fescue- legume mixtures. Agron. Abstr. McCoy, J.E., M. Collins, and C.T. Dougherty. 1994. Management and quality of chicory (Cichorium intybus L.). Poster Abstracts, National Conf. on Forage Qual., Evaluation and Util., Lincoln, NE. 13-15 April, 1994. Demond, T.P., M. Collins, L.D. Swetnam, G.T. Turner, J. Hancock, and S.A. Shearer. 1994. Storage effects on yield and quality of tall fescue in round bales. Poster Abstracts, National Conf. on Forage Qual., Evaluation and Util., Lincoln, NE. 13-15 April, 1994. Poneleit, C.G., K. Addo, and M. Collins. 1994. Starch component analysis of corn populations by NIRS. Agron. Abstr. Phillips, T.D., M. Collins, L.M. Lauriault, D.C. Ditsch, and D.M. TeKrony. 1994. Endophyte effects on tall fescue seedling vigor under field, greenhouse and laboratory conditions. Agron. Abstr. Henning, J.C., G.D. Lacefield, M. Collins, C.T. Dougherty, and M. Rasnake. 1994. KyBeef 1.0. A pasture/hay budgeting program for beef cattle. Agron. Abstr.