2 July 2015 Exploring the potential of in situ hyperspectral data and multivariate techniques in discriminating different fertilizer treatments in grasslands
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Optimizing the productivity of native rangelands has received considerable attention in range management. Rangeland fertilizer application has emerged as a popular intervention for improving rangeland quality. To achieve optimal range quality from such intervention, there is a need for quick and accurate methods of assessing the effects of different fertilizer combinations. The utility of in situ hyperspectral data and multivariate techniques in detecting and discriminating grasses with different fertilizer treatments. Specifically, four bands within the red edge (731 and 737 nm) and the shortwave infrared (1310 and 1777 nm) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum demonstrated a high potential for discriminating the effects of fertilizer treatments on grasslands. DA outperformed PLS-DA in discriminating complex combinations of ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate combined with lime and phosphorus, as well as unfertilized grasses. Overall, spectroscopy and DA offer great potential for discriminating complex fertilizer combinations.
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Mbulisi Sibanda, Onisimo Mutanga, Mathieu Rouget, John Odindi, "Exploring the potential of in situ hyperspectral data and multivariate techniques in discriminating different fertilizer treatments in grasslands," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 9(1), 096033 (2 July 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.9.096033 . Submission:
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