Radiometric measurement of forage quantity

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dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Towne, G.
dc.contributor.author Olson, K. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T19:55:55Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-09-10T19:55:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4893
dc.description.abstract A 16-band multispectral radiometer (MSR) was used to measure the amount of forage biomass present on several dates in native tallgrass prairie pastures during the 1992 to 1994 growing seasons. Reflectance data collected with the MSR were used a s inputs for a neural network computer program. The neural network used the reflectance data to predict forage biomass. Biomass estimates made with the MSR were found to predict actual biomass, as measured by hand-clipping, across all plant growth stages with an error of approximately 6%. Radiometric determination of biomass is a reliable alternative to hand-clipping and can be accomplished in much less time. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1995 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 95-357-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 727 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Multispectral radiometer en_US
dc.subject Biomass en_US
dc.subject Forage en_US
dc.subject Neural network en_US
dc.title Radiometric measurement of forage quantity en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1995 en_US
dc.citation.epage 12 en_US
dc.citation.spage 11 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1995, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 1995 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcolson en_US

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