Dr. Eric R. Benson

Dr. Eric R. Benson

Professor
University of Delaware, Delaware


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

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Area of Interest:

Physical Science Engineering
100%
Agricultural Engineering
62%
Technical Engineering
90%
Air Quality
75%
Engineering Sciences
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Benson, E.R., J.A. Weiher, R.L. Alphin, F. Morgan and P.H. Daniel, 2018. Evaluation of two compressed air foam depopulation systems with caged layer hens. Anim., 10.3390/ani8050061.
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  2. Morrisey, S.M., E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin and D.P. Hougentogler, 2017. Compatibility of dimmers and alternative technology lamps for commercial broiler houses. J. Appl. Poult. Res., 26: 548-557.
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  3. Rogers, A.G., E.M. Pritchett, R.L. Alphin, E.M. Brannick and E.R. Benson, 2015. II. Evaluation of the impact of alternative light technology on male broiler chicken stress. Poult. Sci., 94: 331-337.
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  4. Rogers, A.G., E.M. Pritchett, R.L. Alphin, E.M. Brannick and E.R. Benson, 2015. I. Evaluation of the impact of alternative light technology on male broiler chicken growth, feed conversion and allometric characteristics. Poult. Sci., 94: 408-414.
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  5. Pritchett, E.M., A.G. Rogers, M.P. Caputo, E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin and A.L. Johnson, 2014. Application of the wireless electroencephalogram to measure stress in White Pekin ducks. Res. Vet. Sci., 97: 162-168.
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  6. Rankin, M.K., R.L. Alphin, E.R. Benson, A.L. Johnson, D.P. Hougentogler and P. Mohankumar, 2013. Comparison of water-based foam and carbon dioxide gas emergency depopulation methods of turkeys. Poult. Sci., 92: 3144-3148.
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  7. Benson, E.R., D.P. Hougentogler, J. McGurk, E. Herrman and R.L. Alphin, 2013. Durability of incandescent, compact fluorescent, and light emitting diode lamps in poultry conditions. Appl. Eng. Agric., 29: 103-111.
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  8. Caputo, M.P., E.R. Benson, E.M. Pritchett, D.P. Hougentogler, P. Jain et al., 2012. Comparison of water-based foam and carbon dioxide gas mass emergency depopulation of White Pekin ducks. Poult. Sci., 91: 3057-3064.
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  9. Benson, E.R., R.L. Alphin, M.K. Rankin, M.P. Caputo, C.A. Kinney and A.L. Johnson, 2012. Evaluation of EEG based determination of unconsciousness vs. loss of posture in broilers. Res. Vet. Sci., 93: 960-964.
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  10. Benson, E.R., R.L. Alphin, M.K. Rankin, M.P. Caputo and A.L. Johnson, 2012. Electroencephalogram-based methodology for determining unconsciousness during depopulation. Avian Dis., 56: 884-890.
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  11. Benson, E.R., R.L. Alphin, M.K. Rankin and M.P. Caputo, 2012. Mass emergency water-based foam depopulation of poultry. Avian Dis., 56: 891-896.
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  12. Alphin, R.L., M.K. Rankin, K.J. Johnson and E.R. Benson, 2010. Comparison of Water-Based Foam and Inert-Gas Mass Emergency Depopulation Methods. Avian Dis., 54: 757-762.
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  13. Alphin, R.L., C. Ciaverelli, D.P. Hougentogler, K.J. Johnson, M.K. Rankin and E.R. Benson, 2010. Postoutbreak disinfection of mobile equipment. Avian Dis., 54: 772-776.
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  14. Dawson, M.D., K.J. Johnson, E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin and G.W. Malone, 2009. Determining cessation of brain activity during depopulation or euthanasia of broilers using accelerometers. J. Appl. Poult. Res., 18: 135-142.
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  15. Benson, E.R., R.L. Alphin, M.D. Dawson and G.W. Malone, 2009. Use of water-based foam to depopulate ducks and other species. Poult. Sci., 88: 904-910.
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  16. Alphin, R.L., K.J. Johnson, B.S. Ladman and E.R. Benson, 2009. Inactivation of avian influenza virus using four common chemicals and one detergent. Poult. Sci., 88: 1181-1185.
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  17. Lombardi, M.E., B.S. Ladman, R.L. Alphin and E.R. Benson, 2008. Inactivation of avian influenza virus using common detergents and chemicals. Avian Dis., 52: 118-123.
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  18. E.R., Benson, G.W. Malone, R.L. Alphin, K. Johnson and E. Staicu, 2008. Application of in-house mortality composting on viral inactivity of newcastle disease virus. Poult. Sci., 87: 627-635.
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  19. Dawson, M.D., M.E. Lombardi, E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin and G.W. Malone, 2007. Validation of the use of accelerometers in the determination of post-mortem muscular cessation in euthanized and depopulated poultry. J. Appl. Poult. Res., 16: 583-591.
  20. Benson, E., G.W. Malone, R.L. Alphin, M.D. Dawson, C.R. Pope and G.L.V. Wicklen, 2007. Foam-based mass emergency depopulation of floor-reared meat-type poultry operations. Poult. Sci., 86: 219-224.
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  21. Dawson, M.D., P.L. Reyes, E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin, G.W. Malone, G.L.W. Van and I. Estevez, 2006. Evaluation of foam based humane mass euthanasia methodology for floor-reared meat-type poultry operations. Appl. Eng. Agric., 22: 784-797.
  22. Benson, E.R., C. Krawczyk and G.F. Figueiredo, 2006. Evaluation of tablet and laptop computers in field and laboratory settings. Int. J. Eng. Edu., 22: 1189-1196.
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  23. Jaiswal, S., S. Ramasamy, E.R. Benson, J.C. Bernard and G.L.W. Van., 2005. Neural network modelling and sensitivity analysis of a mechanical poultry catching system. Biosyst. Eng., 92: 59-68.
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  24. Ramasamy, S., E.R. Benson and G.L.W. Van, 2004. Efficiency of a commercial mechanical chicken catching system. J. Appl. Poult. Res., 13: 19-28.
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  25. Hao, Y., B. Laxton, E.R. Benson and S.K. Agrawal, 2004. Differential flatness based formation following of a simulated autonomous small grain harvesting system. Tran. Asae, 47: 933-941.
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  26. Benson, E.R., J.L. Glancey, D.L. Davis, A.M. Birmingham, E.A. Buzby et al., 2004. A precision planter for large seeds in small plots. Hort. Technol., 14: 574-576.
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  27. Benson, E.R., J.F. Reid and Q. Zhang, 2003. Machine vision-based guidance system for an agricultural harvester using an elevated cab-mounted sensor. Tran. Asae, 46: 1255-1264.
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  28. Benson, E.R., J.F. Reid and Q. Zhang, 2003. Machine vision-based guidance system for agricultural grain harvesters based on cut-edge detection. Biosyst. Eng., 86: 389-398.
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  29. Zhang, Q., D. Wu, J.F. Reid and E.R. Benson, 2002. Model recognition and validation for an off-road vehicle electrohydraulic steering controller. Mechatron, 12: 845-858.
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  30. Benson, E.R., Q. Zhang, J.F. Reid and M. Dickson, 2000. Fuzzy quality evaluation for agricultural applications. SAE Trans. J. Commer. Veh., 109: 377-384.
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  31. Stombaugh, T.S., E.R. Benson and J.W. Hummel, 1998. Guidance control of agricultural vehicles at high field speeds. Tran. ASAE, 42: 537-544.
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  32. Glancey, J.L., S. Knowlton and E.R. Benson, 1998. Development of a High-Oleic Soybean Oil-Based Hydraulic Fluid. SAE Trans. J. Commer. Veh., 107: 266-269.
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