Comparison of Laboratory and Field Remote Sensing Methods to Measure Forage Quality

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Guo, Xulin; Wilmshurst, John F.; Li, Zhaoqin;
  • Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,volume 7,issue 9,pages3,513-3,530 (issn: 1660-4601, eissn: 1660-4601)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2954561, doi: 10.3390/ijerph7093513
  • Subject: forage quality | NDF | ADF | R | protein | remote sensing | Medicine | chemical contents | Article | mixed-grass prairie

Recent research in range ecology has emphasized the importance of forage quality as a key indicator of rangeland condition. However, we lack tools to evaluate forage quality at scales appropriate for management. Using canopy reflectance data to measure forage quality ha... View more
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