Rank: Adjunct Professor (Research Dairy Scientist)
Areas of Interest
Research; cell wall lignification of forages and mechanisms of cell wall digestion in the rumen.
Assigned responsibility is to improve forage utilization by dairy cows and as a resource for bioenergy production. Research is focused on understanding cell wall development and composition in alfalfa, perennial grasses, and corn stover/silage in order to identify targets for genetic modification that will increase digestibility by livestock and improve bioenergy conversion efficiency.
Casler, M.D., H.G. Jung, and W.K. Coblentz. 2008. Selection for lignin and etherified ferulates in three perennial grasses. Crop Sci. 48: 424-433.
Lamb, J.F.S., H.G. Jung, C.C. Sheaffer, and D.A. Samac. 2007. Alfalfa leaf protein and stem cell wall polysaccharide yields under hay and biomass management systems. Crop Sci. 47: 1407-1415.
Boateng, A.A., H.G. Jung, and P.R. Adler. 2006. Pyrolysis of energy crops including alfalfa stems, reed canarygrass, and eastern gamagrass. Fuel 85: 2450-2457.
Dien, B.S., H.G. Jung, K.P. Vogel, M.D. Casler, J.F.S. Lamb, L. Iten, R.B. Mitchell, and G. Sarath. 2006. Chemical composition and response to dilute-acid pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of alfalfa, reed canarygrass, and switchgrass. Biomass Bioenergy 30: 880-891.
Jung, H.G., and M.D. Casler. 2006. Maize stem tissues: cell wall concentration and composition during development. Crop Sci. 46: 1793-1800.
Jung, H.G., and M.D. Casler. 2006. Maize stem tissues: impact of development on cell wall degradability. Crop Sci. 46: 1801-1809.
Jung, H.G., and J.F.S. Lamb. 2006. Stem morphological and cell wall traits associated with divergent in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility in alfalfa clones. Crop Sci. 46:2054-2061.
Engels, F.M., and H.G. Jung. 2005. Alfalfa stem tissues: impact of lignification and cell length on ruminal degradation of large particles. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 120: 309-321.
Jung, H.G., and C.C. Sheaffer. 2004. Influence of Bt transgenes on cell wall lignification and digestibility of maize stover for silage. Crop Sci. 44: 1781-1789.