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dc.contributor.authorMilsom, Andrew J.en
dc.contributor.authorBell, O.en
dc.contributor.authorBailey, K.en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, S. C.en
dc.contributor.authorBarton, R. A.en
dc.contributor.authorMoreno Garcia, Cristian A.en
dc.contributor.authorChen, Aoen
dc.contributor.authorBryant, Racheal H.en
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Thomas M. R.en
dc.contributor.authorEady, C. C.en
dc.description.abstractGood pasture management requires an accurate knowledge of whole-farm feedbase, yet most systems for measuring pasture growth are manually operated and time consuming. A newly developed pasture-measuring device enables remote measurement of pasture height on a regular basis. This study investigated the accuracy of such a device compared with a rising plate meter, then assessed the device on a pure perennial ryegrass paddock at a research farm, followed by field testing in a perennial ryegrass/white clover paddock on a commercial dairy farm. A strong correlation (R² = 0.93) was obtained between collected DM yield and device-derived pasture height within the pure perennial ryegrass paddock but the correlation was weaker (R² =0.68) with data from the dairy farm perennial ryegrass/ white clover paddock. There is considerable potential to improve upon these initial data through the use of adjusted calibrations. Findings demonstrate the device has the potential to accurately estimate pasture growth.en
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Grassland Association -
dc.rights© The authors and NZGAen
dc.subjectfeed wedgeen
dc.subjectpasture managementen
dc.subjectremote monitoringen
dc.titleAssessing the ability of a stationary pasture height sensing device to estimate pasture growth and biomassen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc0703 Crop and Pasture Productionen
dc.subject.anzsrc10 Technologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc070107 Farming Systems Researchen
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of New Zealand Grasslandsen
pubs.notesThe papers in this volume were presented at the New Zealand Grassland Association conference held in Napier, 5-7 November 2019. "Workshop on new technology"en
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