TOTAL ASH CONTENT DETERMINATION FROM GRADINARI (CARASSEVERIN COUNTY) PERMANENT PASTURE FORAGES USING NIR SPECTROSCOPY PUBLISHEDMonica Hărmănescu, Alexandru Moisuc, Florina Radu, Iosif Gergen
The aim of this scientifically paper was to study the possibility to determine total ash content of forages harvested from permanent pasture from Gradinari (Caras-Severin County) by NIR Spectroscopy. For this it was realized correlations between the values obtained for total ash content using classical dry mineralization method and the reflectance values from NIR spectra. The correlation coefficient R 2 obtained for regression equation when it was used the minimum reflectance values was 0.8077, higher than those for maximum reflectance values, R²=0.6356.
total ash content; NIR Spectroscopy; forages