University of Wisconsin–Madison

Brian Luck

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist: Machinery Systems

bluck@wisc.edu

(608) 890-1861

232D Agricultural Engineering Building
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Brian Luck Headshot

Twitter –@BadgerLuck

Website – https://wimachineryextension.bse.wisc.edu

Program Affiliations

Biological Systems Engineering

UW Extension

Education and Certificates

  • M.S. 2009 – Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • B.S. 2005 – Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D. 2013 – Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University

Fields of Interest

  • Machine Management
  • Variable Rate Technology
  • Agricultural “Big Data” Management
  • Remote Sensing

Publications

  • J. D. Harmon, B. D. Luck, K. J. Shinners, R. P. Anex, and J. L. Drewry. 2018. Time-motion analysis of forage harvest:  A case study. Transactions of the ASABE 62(2):  483-491. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12484/.
  • F. J. Arriaga, B. D. Luck, and G. Slemering. 2018. Managing soil compaction at planting and harvest. University of Wisconsin Extension Learning Store. Article # A4158.
  • N. E. Dudenhoeffer, B. D. Luck, M. F. Digman, and J. L. Drewry. 2018. Technical Note:  Simulation of the forage harvest cycle for asset allocation. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 34(2):  327-334. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.12619/.
  • B. D. Luck, J. L. Drewry, J. W. Nelson. 2017. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones):  What you need to know for use in Agriculture. University of Wisconsin Extension Learning Store. Article # A4153.
  • J. L. Drewry, M. R. Mondaca, B. D. Luck, C. Y. Choi. 2017. A computational fluid dynamics model of biological heat and gaseous generation in a dairy holding area. Transactions of the ASABE 62(4) 449-460. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12394.
  • F. J. Arriaga, S. P. Conley, B. M. Jensen, C. A.M. Laboski, J. G. Lauer, B. D. Luck, P. D. Mitchell, and D. L. Smith. 2017. Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years. University of Wisconsin Extension Learning Store Article # A4137.
  • L. F. Ferraretto, R. D. Shaver, and B. D. Luck. 2017. Silage review:  Recent advances and future technologies for whole-plant and fractionated corn silage harvesting. Journal of Dairy Science 101(5):  3937-3951. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-13728.
  • B. D. Luck, J. D. Davis, J. L. Purswell, A. S. Kiess, and S. J. Hoff. 2017. Assessing the effect of house size and design on air velocity distribution in commercial broiler houses. Transactions of the ASABE 60(4):  1313-1323
  • J. L. Drewry, C. Y. Choi, J. M. Powell, and B. D. Luck. 2017. Computational model of methane and ammonia emissions from dairy barns:  Development and validation. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. In Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2017.07.012.
  • B. D. Luck. 2017. Calibrate your yield monitor for greater accuracy during harvest. University of Wisconsin Fact Sheet A4146. https://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A4146.pdf
  • B. D. Luck, J. D. Davis, J. L. Purswell, A. S. Kiess, and S. J. Hoff. 2016. Assessing the effect of house size and design on air velocity distribution in commercial broiler houses. Transactions of the ASABE 60(4): 1313-1323.
  • J. D. Luck, S. A. Shearer, B. D. Luck, M. P. Sama. 2016. Recalibration methodology to compensate for changing fluid properties in an individual nozzle direct injection system. Transactions of the ASABE 59(3): 847-859.
  • B. D. Luck, J. D. Davis, J. L. Purswell, A. S. Kiess, S. J. Hoff, J. W. W. Olsen. 2014. The effect of measurement density on air velocity distribution characterization in a commercial broiler production facility. Transactions of the ASABE Vol 57(5):  1443-1454.
  • J. L. Purswell, B. D. Luck, J. D. Davis. 2014. Technical Note:  Effect of air deflectors on fan performance in tunnel-ventilated broiler houses with a dropped ceiling. Applied Engineering in Agriculture Vol 30(3): 471-475.
  • J. L. Purswell, S. L. Branton, B. D. Luck, J. D. Davis. 2013. Effects of air velocity on laying hen production from 24 to 27 weeks under simulated evaporatively cooled conditions. Transactions of the ASABE Vol 56(6): 1503-1508.
  • J. D. Luck, S. A. Shearer, B. D. Luck, F. A. Payne. 2012. Evaluation of a Rhodamine-WT Dye/Glycerin Mixture as a Tracer for Testing Direct Injection Systems for Agricultural Sprayers. Applied Engineering in Agriculture Vol. 28(5): 643-646.
  • J. L. Purswell, J. D. Davis, B. D. Luck, E. J. Kim, H. A. Olanrewaju, A. S. Kiess, S. L. Branton. 2011. Effects of elevated carbon dioxide concentrations on broiler chicken performance from 28 to 49 days. International Journal of Poultry Science Vol. 10(8): 597-602.
  • J. D. Luck, R. S. Zandonadi, B. D. Luck, and S. A. Shearer. 2010. Reducing Pesticide Over-Application with Map-Based Automatic Boom Section Control on Agricultural Sprayers. Transactions of the ASABE Vol. 53(3): 685-690.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Wisconsin Joint Council of Extension Professionals Second Mile Award – Dr. Brian Luck, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biological Systems Engineering Department, 2018 Recipient.
  • ASA Extension Education Materials Award (Publications <16 pages) – Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years.  F. J. Arriaga, S. P. Conley*, B. M. Jensen, C. A.M. Laboski, J. G. Lauer, B. D. Luck, P. D. Mitchell, and D. L. Smith. University of Wisconsin.
  • ASA Extension Education Materials Award (Audio Visuals) – Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years.  University of Wisconsin.  F. J. Arriaga, S. P. Conley*, B. M. Jensen, C. A.M. Laboski, J. G. Lauer, B. D. Luck, P. D. Mitchell, and D. L. Smith.  University of Wisconsin [YouTube link]
  • Superior Paper Award – Machinery Systems Division, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2017. Title:  Recalibration methodology to compensate for changing fluid properties in an individual nozzle direct injection system.
  • Superior Paper Award – Plant and Animal Facility Systems Division, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2015. Title:  The effect of measurement density on air velocity distribution characterization in a commercial broiler production facility.
  • Alpha Epsilon, Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineering Honor Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, Agricultural Honor Society