Video: Considerations for development of NIR forage calibrations

Chemometrician Robin Malm from FOSS explains the necessary considerations for development of NIR forage calibrations and the benefits of using networking tools.

Forage analysis can be tricky as wet forage samples change moisture content quickly. Working with these samples requires speed and attention to detail. For calibriton models on wet forage samples the best results come from using samples as close to where they are actually found as possible, which often means on the farm, taking in to account local variables that won’t figure in the laboratory.

Find out more about this and reference methods below and find out more in Robin Malm’s discussion of sampling and measurement in forage analysis using NIR.

 

 

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1 comments
jrcuesta
jrcuesta

Good advices Robin,

Taking a representative sample, homogenize the sample, adquiring of subsamples if necessary , and the tips that you say, will help to improbe the fresh forage calibrations.