Aaron Turner

Assistant Professor
Ag. Mech. and Business Program
Agricultural Sciences Department

Office: 250 McAdams
Phone: 864-656-9869
Email: apturne@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Kentucky 2018

M.S. Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Kentucky 2014

B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology
New Mexico State University 2010

 Courses Taught

AGM 2200- Calculations for Mechanized Agriculture
AGM 8710/ PES 8060- Grain handling and storage

 Profile

I have been a member of the Department of Agricultural Sciences (A.S.) at Clemson University since October 2018. Prior to joining A.S., I was an engineer associate in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky, where I completed my graduate work. My research can be divided into two main areas: harvest logistics and grain inventory estimation.
Related to harvest logistics my work explores issues related to harvest timing and losses. This includes developing models for grain harvest systems, and I am working to apply site specific weather information to develop models for crop dry down. I am also exploring applications of sUAS to identify areas of a field with damage, specifically focusing on lodging in corn.
Specific research focuses related to grain inventory include better quantifying grain handling losses and calibration of a science-based model for determining packing of grains in upright storage structures. Other post-harvest grain management interests include evaluating control grain bin fan control strategies.

 Research Interests

Harvest logistics
Grain inventory management
Biomass harvest strategies
Farm energy use
Precision agriculture

 Publications

1. Turner, A.P., M.P. Sama, L.S. Bryson, and M.D. Montross, Effect of stem crushing on the uniaxial bulk compression behaviour of switchgrass and miscanthus. Biosystems Engineering, 2018. 175: p. 52-62.
2. Petingco, M.C., M.E. Casada, R.G. Maghirang, S.A. Thompson, S.G. McNeill, M.D. Montross, and A.P. Turner, Influence of Kernel Shape and Size on the Packing Ratio and Compressibility of Hard Red Winter Wheat. Transactions of the Asabe, 2018. 61(4): p. 1437-1448.
3. Bhadra, R., M.E. Casada, A.P. Turner, M.D. Montross, S.A. Thompson, S.G. McNeill, R.G. Maghirang, and J.M. Boac, Stored Grain Pack Factor Measurements for Soybeans, Grain Sorghum, Oats, Barley, and Wheat. Transactions of the Asabe, 2018. 61(2): p. 747.
4. Turner, A.P., J.J. Jackson, N.K. Koeninger, S.G. McNeill, M.D. Montross, M.E. Casada, J.M. Boac, R. Bhadra, R.G. Maghirang, and S.A. Thompson, Stored Grain Volume MeasurementUsing a Low Density Point Cloud. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 2017. 33(1): p. 105-112.
5. Bhadra, R., M.E. Casada, S.A. Thompson, J.M. Boac, R.G. Maghirang, M.D. Montross, A.P. Turner, and S.G. McNeill, Field-observed angles of repose for stored grain in the United States. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 2017. 33(1): p. 131-137.
6. Hamidisepehr, A., M.P. Sama, A.P. Turner, and O.O. Wendroth, A Method for Reflectance Index Wavelength Selection from Moisture-Controlled Soil and Crop Residue Samples. Transactions of the Asabe, 2017. 60(5): p. 1479-1487.
7. Bhadra, R., M.E. Casada, J.M. Boac, A.P. Turner, S.A. Thompson, M.D. Montross, R.G. Maghirang, and S.G. McNeill, Correlating bulk density (with dockage) and test weight (without dockage) for wheat samples. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 2016. 32(6): p. 925-930.
8. Jackson, J., A.P. Turner, T. Mark, and M. Montross, Densification of biomass using a pilot scale flat ring roller pellet mill. Fuel Processing Technology, 2016. 148: p. 43-49.
9. Turner, A.P., M.D. Montross, S.G. McNeill, M.P. Sama, M.C. Casada, J.M. Boac, R.E. Bhadra, R.G. Maghirang, and S.A. Thompson, Modeling the compressibility behavior of hard red wheat varieties. Transactions of the Asabe, 2016. 59(3): p. 1029-1038.
10. Turner, A.P., M.D. Montross, J.J. Jackson, S.G. McNeill, M.E. Casada, J.M. Boac, R. Bhadra, R.G. Maghirang, and S.A. Thompson, Error analysis of stored grain inventory determination. Transactions of the Asabe, 2016. 59(3): p. 1061-1072.
11. Sama, M.P., J.T. Evans, A.P. Turner, and S.S. Dasika, As-applied estimation of volumetric flow rate from a single sprayer nozzle series using water-sensitive spray cards. Transactions of the Asabe, 2016. 59(3): p. 861-869.
12. Boac, J.M., R. Bhadra, M.E. Casada, S.A. Thompson, A.P. Turner, M.D. Montross, S.G. McNeill, and R.G. Maghirang, Stored grain pack factors for wheat: Comparison of three methods to field measurements. Transactions of the Asabe, 2015. 58(4): p. 1089-1101.
13. Bhadra, R., A.P. Turner, M.E. Casada, M.D. Montross, S.A. Thompson, J.M. Boac, S.G. McNeill, and R.G. Maghirang, Pack factor measurements for corn in grain storage bins. Transactions of the Asabe, 2015. 58(3): p. 879-890.

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