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Keywords:

  • Wheat;
  • barley;
  • n.i.r. reflectance;
  • grain moisture determination

Abstract

The potential of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy for estimating moisture in undried wheat and barley was investigated. Calibrations were developed for use with wholegrain (13–20% moisture) and coarsely-ground grain (13–26% moisture) for both grain types. The performance (accuracy and precision) during the 1983 harvest of the calibrations involving coarsely-ground grain (13–26% moisture) was superior to that of three moisture meters currently in commercial use in Ireland.