Dr Md Islam

BSc (Hons), MSc (Animal Nutrition), PhD (Ruminant Nutrition & Forage Utilisation)
Research Fellow Dairy Science  

C04B - M C Franklin - Laboratory Camden
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 7750
Fax +61 2 4655 2374

Research interests

Modelling forage options for grazing dairy cows.

System fitness of forages in pasture based Automatic Milking System. Forage production, management, evaluation and utilization by dairy cows. Water and nitrogen use efficiency of forages. Improvement of silage quality.

Selected grants

2012

  • Yield and nutritive value of forage rape (Brassica napus L.) for dairy cows affected by agronomic and management factors; Islam M; T J Robinson Fund/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Clark, C., Horadagoda, A., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Scott, V., Islam, M., Kaur Jhajj, R., Garcia, S. (2014). Grazing Soybean to Increase Voluntary Cow Traffic in a Pasture-based Automatic Milking System. Asian - Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 27(3), 422-430. [More Information]
  • Garcia, S., Islam, M., Clark, C., Martin, P. (2014). Kikuyu-based pasture for dairy production: a review. Crop and Pasture Science, 65(8), 787-797. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Horadagoda, A. (2012). Effects of irrigation and rates and timing of nitrogen fertilizer on dry matter yield, proportions of plant fractions of maize and nutritive value and in vitro gas production characteristics of whole crop maize silage. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 172(3-4), 125-135. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Horadagoda, A. (2012). Effects of residual nitrogen, nitrogen fertilizer, sowing date and harvest time on yield and nutritive value of forage rape. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 177(1-2), 52-64. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2012). Effects of sowing date and nitrogen fertilizer on forage yield, nitrogen- and water- use efficiency and nutritive value of an annual triple-crop complementary forage rotation. Grass and Forage Science, 67(1), 96-110. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2012). Rates and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application on yield, nutritive value and nutrient-use efficiency of early-and late-sown forage maize. Grass and Forage Science, 67(1), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Henry, D. (2011). Use of normalised difference vegetation index, nitrogen concentration, and total nitrogen content of whole maize plant and plant fractions to estimate yield and nutritive value of hybrid forage maize. Crop and Pasture Science, 62(5), 374-382. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Ishida, M., Ando, S., Nishida, T., Yoshida, N. (2011). Whole crop rice silage: Predictions of yield and content of metabolizable energy, metabolizable protein and other nutrients for dairy cows from crop maturity and botanical fractions at harvest. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 163, 222-230.

Conferences

  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2013). Forage options for dairy cows. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Garcia, S., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M., Farina, S., Evans, J. (2013). Gaps and variability in pasture utilisation in Australian pasture-based dairy systems. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Horadagoda, A., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M., Kaur Jhajj, R., Garcia, S. (2013). Grazing behaviour of dairy cows when grazing forage rape in a pasture-based automatic milking system. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Clark, C., Islam, M., Horadagoda, A., Kaur Jhajj, R., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K. (2013). Increasing feed conversion efficiency in automatic milking systems: The impact of grain-based concentrate allocation and kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pasture state on kikuyu pasture digestibility. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Kaur Jhajj, R., Clark, C., Horadagoda, A., Golder, H., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M. (2013). Increasing feed conversion efficiency in automatic milking systems: The impact of grain-based concentrate allocation and kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pasture state on milk production in an automatic milking system. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Kaur Jhajj, R., Clark, C., Horadagoda, A., Golder, H., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M. (2013). Increasing feed conversion efficiency in automatic milking systems: The impact of grain-based concentrate allocation and kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pasture state on milk production in an automatic milking system. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Garcia, S., Islam, M., Clark, C. (2013). Kikuyu for dairy production. Invited paper. Perennial Grasses in Pasture Production Systems.
  • Islam, M., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Garcia, S., Lyons, N. (2013). Land areas required, associated walking distance and milking interval for large herds in pasture based automatic milking system. The Proceedings of Precision Dairy and Expo, Minnesota.
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K. (2013). System fitness of grazeable forages for large herds in automatic milking systems. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K. (2012). A modelling approach to screen grazeable forage options for automatic milking system herds. 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2012, Melbourne: Australasian Dairy Science Symposium.
  • Horadagoda, A., Garcia, S., Islam, M., Kaur Jhajj, R., Clark, C. (2012). Grazing preferences of forages by dairy cows in different seasons. 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2012, Melbourne: Australasian Dairy Science Symposium.
  • Horadagoda, A., Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2012). Grazing preferences with seasonal alterations. Australasian Dairy Science Symposium.
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Horadagoda, A. (2012). Yield and nutritive value of forage rape (Brassica napus L) for dairycows. 15th AAAP Animal Science Congress, Bangkok: The Animal Husbandry Association of Thailand.
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2009). Forage option to increase forage and water productivity in autumn-winter. 14th Dairy Research Symposium 2009, Sydney: University of Sydney.

2014

  • Clark, C., Horadagoda, A., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Scott, V., Islam, M., Kaur Jhajj, R., Garcia, S. (2014). Grazing Soybean to Increase Voluntary Cow Traffic in a Pasture-based Automatic Milking System. Asian - Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 27(3), 422-430. [More Information]
  • Garcia, S., Islam, M., Clark, C., Martin, P. (2014). Kikuyu-based pasture for dairy production: a review. Crop and Pasture Science, 65(8), 787-797. [More Information]

2013

  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2013). Forage options for dairy cows. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Garcia, S., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M., Farina, S., Evans, J. (2013). Gaps and variability in pasture utilisation in Australian pasture-based dairy systems. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Horadagoda, A., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M., Kaur Jhajj, R., Garcia, S. (2013). Grazing behaviour of dairy cows when grazing forage rape in a pasture-based automatic milking system. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Clark, C., Islam, M., Horadagoda, A., Kaur Jhajj, R., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K. (2013). Increasing feed conversion efficiency in automatic milking systems: The impact of grain-based concentrate allocation and kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pasture state on kikuyu pasture digestibility. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Kaur Jhajj, R., Clark, C., Horadagoda, A., Golder, H., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M. (2013). Increasing feed conversion efficiency in automatic milking systems: The impact of grain-based concentrate allocation and kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pasture state on milk production in an automatic milking system. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Kaur Jhajj, R., Clark, C., Horadagoda, A., Golder, H., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Islam, M. (2013). Increasing feed conversion efficiency in automatic milking systems: The impact of grain-based concentrate allocation and kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pasture state on milk production in an automatic milking system. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.
  • Garcia, S., Islam, M., Clark, C. (2013). Kikuyu for dairy production. Invited paper. Perennial Grasses in Pasture Production Systems.
  • Islam, M., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K., Garcia, S., Lyons, N. (2013). Land areas required, associated walking distance and milking interval for large herds in pasture based automatic milking system. The Proceedings of Precision Dairy and Expo, Minnesota.
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Clark, C., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K. (2013). System fitness of grazeable forages for large herds in automatic milking systems. 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Orange: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry.

2012

  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Kerrisk (nee Davis), K. (2012). A modelling approach to screen grazeable forage options for automatic milking system herds. 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2012, Melbourne: Australasian Dairy Science Symposium.
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Horadagoda, A. (2012). Effects of irrigation and rates and timing of nitrogen fertilizer on dry matter yield, proportions of plant fractions of maize and nutritive value and in vitro gas production characteristics of whole crop maize silage. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 172(3-4), 125-135. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Horadagoda, A. (2012). Effects of residual nitrogen, nitrogen fertilizer, sowing date and harvest time on yield and nutritive value of forage rape. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 177(1-2), 52-64. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2012). Effects of sowing date and nitrogen fertilizer on forage yield, nitrogen- and water- use efficiency and nutritive value of an annual triple-crop complementary forage rotation. Grass and Forage Science, 67(1), 96-110. [More Information]
  • Horadagoda, A., Garcia, S., Islam, M., Kaur Jhajj, R., Clark, C. (2012). Grazing preferences of forages by dairy cows in different seasons. 5th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2012, Melbourne: Australasian Dairy Science Symposium.
  • Horadagoda, A., Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2012). Grazing preferences with seasonal alterations. Australasian Dairy Science Symposium.
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2012). Rates and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application on yield, nutritive value and nutrient-use efficiency of early-and late-sown forage maize. Grass and Forage Science, 67(1), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Horadagoda, A. (2012). Yield and nutritive value of forage rape (Brassica napus L) for dairycows. 15th AAAP Animal Science Congress, Bangkok: The Animal Husbandry Association of Thailand.

2011

  • Islam, M., Garcia, S., Henry, D. (2011). Use of normalised difference vegetation index, nitrogen concentration, and total nitrogen content of whole maize plant and plant fractions to estimate yield and nutritive value of hybrid forage maize. Crop and Pasture Science, 62(5), 374-382. [More Information]
  • Islam, M., Ishida, M., Ando, S., Nishida, T., Yoshida, N. (2011). Whole crop rice silage: Predictions of yield and content of metabolizable energy, metabolizable protein and other nutrients for dairy cows from crop maturity and botanical fractions at harvest. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 163, 222-230.

2009

  • Islam, M., Garcia, S. (2009). Forage option to increase forage and water productivity in autumn-winter. 14th Dairy Research Symposium 2009, Sydney: University of Sydney.

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