Kun-Jun Han

Han, Kun-Jun
Title Associate Professor
Department School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
E-mail KHan@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 104 Sturgis Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-1305
Fax 225-578-1403

2001 Ph. D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Curriculum – Agronomy
Dissertation: Evaluation of cup-plant (Silphium perfoliatum L.) as a forage.

1995 Ph. D., Seoul National University
Curriculum – Animal Science
Dissertation: Effect of cultivars and management practices on the characteristics and quality of oat (Avena sativa L.) hay.

1989 M.S., Seoul National University
Curriculum – Animal Science
Dissertation: Effect of seeding rate and nitrogen fertilization level on the agronomic characteristics, nutritive values and forage yield of spring oat (Avena sativa, L.).

1987 B.S., Seoul National University
Curriculum – Animal Science

1989 - 1996 Treasurer of Korean Society of Grassland Researcher

1997 - 2000 Reviewer for Society Publications, Journal of Korean Grassland Society

2003 - 2005 Instructor at the Lexington Korean School, Lexington, KY (International class)

2005 - Present Reviewer for Society Publications, Crop Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy

2007 Reviewer for Grass and Forage Science, the official journal of the European Grassland Federation

Feed quality

  • Evaluation of fermentation using VFA and WSC analyses
  • Tannin analyses
  • In vitro digestion kinetics
  • Fiber analyses (NDF, ADF, and ADL)
  • Digestibility (apparent digestibility with ADL as an internal marker and In vitro true digestibility)
  • Carbohydrate analysis (Anthrone assay and Trinder assay)
  • Crude protein and acid detergent insoluble nitrogen(Kjeldahl procedure and combustion procedure)
  • Feeding trial, rumen fluid analyses, In vivo digestibility
  • Crop quality evaluation using Near Infra-Red Spectrophotometer

Microbial and molecular analyses

  • Bacteriological analyses of preserved feed (clostridia, listeria, and molds)
  • Immunoassay techniques (Western blot and Elisa)
  • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) technique for detection of gene

Statistical analysis

  • Experimental design for field research
  • Statistical analyses using mixed model analysis
  • Spatial data analysis and soft wares (Surfur 7.0, ArcGIS, and HTML)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Han, K.J., M.W. Alison, W.D. Pitman, and M.E. McCormick. 2012. Contributions of overseeded clovers to bermudagrass pastures in several environments. Crop. Sci. 52: 441.

Han, K. J. W. D. Pitman, M. W. Alison, D. L. Harrell, H. P. Viator, K. A. Gravois, M. Kim, D. F. Day. 2012. Agronomic Considerations for Sweet Sorghum Biofuel Production in the South-Central USA. Bioenergy Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-012-9185-3.

McCormick, M.E., K.J. Han, V.R. Moreira, D.C. Blouin and S. Forbes. 2011. Forage conservation efficiency and lactation response to bahiagrass conserved as barn-stored hay, outdoor-stored hay or baleage. J. Dairy Sci. 24 (5): 2500-2507.

Han, K.J. and M.E. McCormick. 2010. Analyses of Louisiana and Mississippi Producers’ Samples Reveal Mineral Status of Forages. Forage and Grazinglands. ISSN: 1547-4631.

Han, K.J. M.W. Alison Jr.,W.D. Pitman, M.E. McCormick, and J. Westra. 2010. Clover value in pastures rises as nitrogen fertilizer price increase. Louisiana Agriculture. Vol. 53, No. 3. 2010.

Presentations and Abstracts

Han, K.J. W.M. Alison, D. Day, and M.E. McCormick. 2012. Planting and harvest management impacts sweet sorghum as a biofuel crop. In 2012 AFGC Annual Conference Proceedings and Abstracts [CD-ROM computer file], 2012 AFGC Annual Conference, Louisville, KY. January 9-10.

Han, K.J. and M.E. McCormick. 2011. Sorghum research at the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station. SICNA. Conference. Stillwater OK. September 13-14.

Han, K.J., M.E. McCormick, and J.A. Chun. 2011. Comparison of summer annual BMR (Brown Mid-rib) forage crops for feed value and digestibility. In ASA.CSSA, SSSA Abstract [CD-ROM computer file], 2011 International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX, October 31st to Nov. 3rd, 2011.

Han, K.J, and M.E. McCormick. 2011. Evaluation of salvaged corn gluten feed as an organic fertilizer and weed control effects. In 2011 AFGC Annual Conference Proceedings and Abstracts [CD-ROM computer file], 2011 AFGC Annual Conference, French Lick, IN. June 12-15, 2011 .

Han, K.J., M.W. Alison, D.F. Day, and M. Kim. 2010. Planting management impact on sweet sorghum as a biofuel crop. In ASA.CSSA, SSSA Abstract [CD-ROM computer file], 2010 International Annual Meetings. October 31st to Nov.3rd Long beach, CA.

Louisiana Board of Regent. “Development of quick ethanol feedstock evaluation method using in vitro fermentation gas measurement”, funded for $131,304 Han, K.J. and D. Day, from 2011 to 2014.

USDA AFRI CAP, A regional program for production of multiple agricultural feedstocks and processing to biofuel and bio-based chemicals”, funded for $303,543 Han K.J. (Total award $17,300,000. Kochergin V. et al.), from 2011 to 2016.

Untied Sorghum Checkoff Program Grant. “Planting Management impact on sweet sorghum as a biofuel crop”, funded for $59,243. Han, K.J. W.M. Alison, and D. Day, from 2010 to 2012.

Natural Resource Recovery Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, “Evaluation of salvaged corn gluten feed as organic fertilizer and weed control effects”, funded for $6,000. Han, K.J. and M.E. McCormick. from 2011 to 2012.

USDA NIFA. “Increased production of canola in southeastern United States”, funded for $5,040/77,920, Han, K.J. Co-PI.

American Sugarcane League Grant, “Sweet sorghum management, economics, and potential as a bio-fuel Crop”, funded for $24,000,Viator, H.P, Salassi, M, Alison, M.W., H.J. Whatley, K.J. Han, W. Pitman, K. Gravois, 2008.

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