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Techniques for measuring pastures

@inproceedings{Cayley1991TechniquesFM,
  title={Techniques for measuring pastures},
  author={J. W. D. Cayley and P. R. Bird},
  year={1991}
}
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Annual yield and botanical composition of four dryland grass species with or without nitrogen over six years
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A method for unbiased selective sampling, using ranked sets
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The application of the ranked sample method to pasture measurement is discussed and the means of such a sample is slightly less than (n + 1)/2 times more efficient than the mean of n items taken at random. Expand
BOTANAL-a comprehensive sampling and computing procedure for estimating pasture yield and composition. II. Computational package. CSIRO Aust. Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures
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A comparison of methods of estimating lucerne population for monitoring persistence
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Although crown counts underestimated (P<0.05) the actual plant population of a highly winter active, narrow-crown cultivar, there were no significant differences between cultivars in the number of plants or their frequency estimates. Expand
Sward growth under cutting and continuous stocking managements: sward canopy structure, tiller density and leaf turnover
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The change in structure of continuously grazed versus infrequently cut swards of perennial ryegrass was investigated during their first full harvest year and rates of appearance and death of leaves on tillers in the grazed sward were determined. Expand
Statistical aspects of vegetation sampling
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The comparative yield method for estimating dry matter yield of pasture
This paper describes a new method for estimating pasture yield in which the yields of random quadrats are rated with respect to a set of reference quadrats preselected in the field to provide a scaleExpand
Conduct of field experiments.
Death and decay rates of perennial pasture as affected by season.
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To estimate mortality and decay in a perennial ryegrass/subterranean clover pasture in order to estimate TP, the method used was based on that used by Wiegert and Evans (1964) and Lomnicki et al. (1968). Expand
A rod-point technique for estimating botanical composition of pastures
A simplified point method, the rod-point technique, for determining pasture botanical composition was assessed against 3 other popular methods. It was over 100 times faster than the traditional cutExpand
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