Location: Grain, Forage & Bioenergy Research
Project Number: 5440-21000-030-07
Start Date: Jul 18, 2011
End Date: Jul 18, 2016
ARS will provide its switchgrass NIRS calibrations and associated technology to the NIRS Forage and Feed Testing Consortium (NIRSC) who will make them available to its members. The NIRS Consortium (NIRSC) is an association of commercial laboratories, universities, government groups, plant research companies, and instrument companies. The consortium members collaborates together to unify knowledge, accuracy, and application of NIRS technology. Laboratories share in efforts and costs to produce standardized calibrations for use. The NIRSC supports its members in use of calibrations and instrumentation to determine composition of agricultural products. NIRSC requires its members to meet specific laboratory standards to ensure accuracy of the NIRS analytical results.