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Determination by near-infrared spectroscopy of perseitol used as a marker for the botanical origin of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) honey.
It was concluded that NIRS analysis may be used to detect to what extent honeybees have harvested avocado nectar but not to authenticate avocado honey as unifloral.
Faecal NIRS to monitor the diet of Mediterranean goats
Chemical composition (% DM) can be predicted from faeces spectra as accurately as from direct analyses of feeds, and predictions of nutrient and botanical intake (g/d) are less accurate but still relevant for monitoring purposes.
A fecal near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy-aided methodology to determine goat dietary composition in a Mediterranean shrubland.
The present study describes the first attempt to construct fecal near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations of the botanical and nutritional composition of the diet, and of the total intake of free-ranging goats, based on reference values determined with bite-count procedures.
Fodder Quality of Safflower across an Irrigation Gradient and with Varied Nitrogen Rates
The main aim was to investigate the effects of irrigation head and N fertilization on the nutritional quality ofsafflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) grown for forage. A pot experiment (Exp. I) and two
Effects of cattle grazing on herbage quality in a herbaceous Mediterranean rangeland
Herbage quality increased with increasing grazing intensity as younger herbage and continued re-growth were maintained during the green season, and the greater difference between herbage qualities was found at the peak of the growing season.