Brian Luck

Position title: Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Email: bluck@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-1861

Address:
232C 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

  • Matcham, E. G., F. Matias, B. D. Luck, S. P. Conley. 2022. Filtering, editing, and cropping yield maps in a R environment with the package cleanRfield. Agronomy Journal 114(3):  1672-1679. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.21055
  • Feng, L., Z. Zhang, Y. Ma, Y. Sun, Q. Du, P. Williams, J. Drewry, and B. D. Luck. 2022. Multitask learning of alfalfa nutritive value from UAV-based hyperspectral images. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 19:  1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2021.3079317
  • Drewry, J. L., J. M. Shutske, D. Trechter, and B. D. Luck. 2022. Assessment of digital capacity needs and access barriers among agricultural service providers and agricultural extension professionals. Journal of the ASABE. Accepted and In Press.
  • Luck, B. D., E. M. Chasen, P. J. Williams, and S. A. Steffan. 2021. Drones that deliver:  Pheromone-based mating disruption deployed via uncrewed aerial vehicles in US cranberries. Journal of Economic Entomology 114(5):  1910-1916. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab068
  • Drewry, J. L., B. D. Luck, and F. J. Arriaga. 2021. Closing wheel type and row unit downforce can affect corn germination in no-tillage production systems. Agronomy Journal 113(5):  4037-4046. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20774
  • Seyyedhasani, H., M. F. Digman, and B. D. Luck. 2021. Utility of a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle for in-field localization of biomass bales. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 180: 105898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2020.105898
  • Drewry, J. L., B. D. Luck, F. J. Arriaga. 2020. Assessing crop emergence as affected by various closing wheels when no-till planting into heavy residue. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 36(5):  727-732. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.13957
  • Luck, B. D., J. L. Drewry, R. D. Shaver, R. M. Willett, L. F. Ferraretto. 2020. Predicting in situ dry matter disappearance of chopped and processed corn kernels using image-analysis techniques. Applied Animal Science 36(4):  480-488. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2020-01993.
  • Monhollen, N. S., K. J. Shinners, J. C. Friede, E. M. C. Rocha, B. D. Luck. 2020. In-field machine vision system for identifying corn kernel losses. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 174:  105496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2020.105496.
  • Feng, L., Z. Zhang, Y. Ma, Q. Du, P. Williams, J. Drewry, B. D. Luck. 2020. Alfalfa yield prediction using UAV-based hyperspectral imagery and ensemble learning. Remote Sens. 12(12):  2028. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12122028.
  • Drewry, J. L., J. M. Shutske, D. Trechter, B. D. Luck, L. Pitman. 2019. Assessment of digital technology adoption and access barriers among crop, dairy and livestock producers in Wisconsin. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 165 104960. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2019.104960.
  • Drewry, J. L., B. D. Luck, R. M. Willett, E. M. C. Rocha, and J. D. Harmon, 2018. Assessing particle size distribution of harvested and processed corn silage via image processing techniques. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 160:  144-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2019.03.020
  • 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

  • University of Kentucky Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department Outstanding Professional Award.
  • Wisconsin Section of American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers Young Engineer Award
  • Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Donald Peterson Technology Award
  • Superior Paper Award – Information Technology, Sensors, and Control Systems Division, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Title:  A computational fluid dynamics model of biological heat and gas generation in a dairy holding area.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering LEED Scholar Most Influential Faculty
  • 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