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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2005 Vol.6 No.11 P.1081~1086


Measurement and analysis of soil nitrogen and organic matter content using near-infrared spectroscopy techniques

Author(s):  HE Yong, SONG Hai-yan, PEREIRA Annia Garcí,a, GÓ,MEZ Antihus Herná,ndez

Affiliation(s):  School of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   yhe@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  NIR spectroscopy, Partial least square, Precision farming, Soil spatial variability, Nitrogen, Organic matter

HE Yong, SONG Hai-yan, PEREIRA Annia García, GÓMEZ Antihus Hernández. Measurement and analysis of soil nitrogen and organic matter content using near-infrared spectroscopy techniques[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2005, 6(11): 1081~1086.

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Near infrared reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy is as a rapid, convenient and simple nondestructive technique useful for quantifying several soil properties. This method was used to estimate nitrogen (N) and organic matter (OM) content in a soil of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou County. A total of 125 soil samples were taken from the field. Ninety-five samples spectra were used during the calibration and cross validation stage. Thirty samples spectra were used to predict N and OM concentration. NIR spectra of these samples were correlated using partial least square regression. The regression coefficients between measured and predicted values of N and OM was 0.92 and 0.93, and SEP (standard error of prediction) were 3.28 and 0.06, respectively, which showed that NIR method had potential to accurately predict these constituents in this soil. The results showed that NIR spectroscopy could be a good tool for precision farming application.

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2010-09-26 23:46:14

This is a very good research paper because it does not require the use of hazardeous chemicals.

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