The University of Arizona

A pocket computer program for collecting forage selection frequency data in the field.

R.P. Cincotta

Abstract


An algorithm was developed to conduct bite-count sampling employing a programmable pocket computer. The BASIC program was successfully employed to collect forage selection data on rangeland livestock at a remote field site in Tibet. The program features techniques that are applicable to developing programs for sustained frequency data collection using similar battery-powered computers. Pocket computers have been demonstrated to be powerful field tools, and their potential promise to increase as new units become available with larger memories and added features.

Keywords


computer software;botanical composition;forage

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