Did you just say curve and research in the same sentence?
May 11th, 2018
We prepared to make a calibration curve of pasture data. First, we scanned a strip (approximately 30 feet in length, marked by posts) with the scanning equipment. Following that, the strip was mowed with a tractor. The clippings were collected in large trash cans so the samples could be weighed. Then, we measured the exact length of each strip with measuring tape and recorded the length. Finally, we took samples from the clippings of each strip back to the lab to weigh them. The samples then sat in the drying oven for a few days until they were weighed again. This was used to calculate the approximate amount of dry matter per acre of pasture.