The Grass Master Pro records the dry matter (DM) in kg/ha (or lb/acre) for up to 200 paddocks. It does this using the capacitance method. A low voltage electric field spreads out into the grass or forage near the base of the probe, and changes in this field are strongly related to the water mass nearby, and by difference to the dry matter of the material.
There is a limited selection of grassland equations available, backed up by NZ and overseas research. You can also quickly derive your own equation for specific crops and seasonal conditions, calculated using the cut-weigh-dry or an estimation method. Novel Ways have integrated the quickest of these methods to allow users to calibrate the probe at the start of the farm walk, within a few minutes.
Results can be sent directly to your computer using a USB cable, to our free GrassTrackTM software or other feed-budgeting programs, or Excel. Visit our Downloads Page for free download.
Feed-Wedge produced by the GrassMaster and GrassTrack TM
The DM readings can be used to find the drymatter improvement from fertiliser applications, and to log the growth rate of new and established pastures. Being a quantitative measurement (not an eye-o-meter), you can record trends over the years, and between properties.
Most importantly, it lets you know without any doubt, the amount of feed ahead of your stock. As grass is your cheapest and most available crop generally, the GrassMaster Pro is a very cost-effective planning tool. Novel Ways manufacture and distribute this instrument worldwide, and provide backup support for all units if required.
Combine the accuracy of the GrassMaster Pro for drymatter quantity, with the NWL-32 Optical Brix meter for grass and crop quality measurements.
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