Forage analysis using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)

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dc.contributor.author Harbers, L.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T19:28:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T19:28:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14799
dc.description.abstract It has been over 15 years since an analytical instrument was developed that could rapidly determine the concentration of organic compounds from the spectra produced by the bonding between carbon and certain molecules. The instrument is based on the principle that those molecules absorb energy in the infrared region and produce harmonics seen at lower wavelengths, namely the near-infrared region. Compounds may be quantitized by a computer that rapidly analyzes the absorption bands in the near-infrared compared to a standard. Peaks from compounds such as water, protein, fat, and carbohydrate may be detected. Those can be translated into components such as moisture, crude protein, crude fat, acid detergent fiber, etc. All this can be accomplished in minutes rather than hours or days required for the normal routine analyses presently available. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 87-88-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 506 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) en_US
dc.subject Forage en_US
dc.subject Forage analysis en_US
dc.title Forage analysis using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1986 en_US
dc.citation.epage 66 en_US
dc.citation.spage 65 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1986, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1986


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