Department of Crop Science
Box 7620, Williams Hall
|My specific interest is in silvo-pasture agroforestry.
My research has focused on several aspects of the leguminous tree, black
locust (Robina psuedoacacia). I have generated data on the herbaceous biomass
production, as well as the intake and digestibility of the black locust
foliage fed to meat goats. Also, I am interested in investigating tannins,
phenolic compounds found in many plants. Tannins usually bind to both dietary
and microbial protein. In order to conduct this research, the chemistry
of the polyphenols will have to be analyzed to understand the mechanism
of toxicity to the goat species. In addition, I am interested in the international
grassland management projects that are currently taking place in Latin
America (Coast Rica, Cuba and Honduras) by my major advisor, Dr. J. Paul
My role in the forage group: I have participated as a lab teaching assistant for the forage class. Also, I help with our meat goat program through my contributions in silvo-pasture agroforestry.
Lori Unruh- Crop Science
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