Area of Specialty
Animal waste management, structures, electrical applications, energy conservation in agriculture
Research has centered on evaluation of energy conservation in agriculture, air quality issues in animal agriculture, and alternative uses of agricultural byproducts.
Programming is done in agricultural structures, energy efficiency in agriculture, and animal waste management. Training is provided to help animal producers comply with environmental regulations.
Fairchild B.D., M. Czarick, L. Harper, J. Worley, C. Ritz, B. Hale, L. Naeher. 2008. Ammonia concentrations downwind of broiler operations. Journal of Applied Poultry Research Accepted for Publication
Fairchild B.D., M. Czarick, L. Harper, J. Worley, C. Ritz, L. Naeher. 2008. Ammonia concentrations downwind of broiler houses. Poultry Science 87:62
Worley, J.W. and J.K. Bernard. 2008. Cooling Effectiveness of high volume low speed fans vs. conventional fans in a free-stall dairy barn in hot humid conditions. Professional Animal Scientist. 24(2008):23-28
Sing, K., M. Risse, J. Worley, K.C. Das, S. Thompson. 2008. Effect of fractionation on fuel properties of poultry litter. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 24(3): 383-388
Worley, J.W. P.E. Sumner, and T.M. Bass. 2008. Calibration of manure spreaders. UGA Cooperative Extension Circular 825.
Worley, J.W., T. M. Bass, and P.F. Vendrell. 2007. Use of geotextile tubes with chemical amendments to dewater dairy lagoon solids. Bioresource Technology. Elsevier Publications. 99(2008):4451-4459
Singh, K., J. Worley, and M. Risse. 2007. Sludge measurement using GPS enabled solar equipped airboat in a lagoon. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 24(5):603-609
Contracts and Grants
2008-9 GA Environmental Facilities Authority, Energy Resources Division. Energy Conservation in Agriculture 2009. PI $106,000
2009-10 GA RC&D Councils, Energy Conservation Planning in Broiler Operations PI $30,000
2007-10 S.A.R.E. Anaerobic Digestion of On-Farm Waste Vegetables for the Production of Methane for Energy Production. Participant. $154,937
2007-10 USDA Conservation Integration Grant. Demonstration and Evaluation of Precision Pivot Irrigation Controls to Optimize Dairy Waste Application. Participant. $407,166
2006-8 US Poultry and Egg. Monitoring Ammoina and Particulate Matter Concentrations at Property Fence Lines in Cold Weather Participant. $45,571
2006-8 US Poultry and Egg. Monitoring Ammonia and Particulate Matter Concentrations at Property Fence lines. Participant. $50,000