Forages volume 1: an Introduction to Grassland Agriculture

This text will provide students with scientific principles, to aid in integrating the concepts they learn, and practical information on forage identification, plant characteristics, management, and utilization that can be used by forage management practitioners. Grassland ecosystems are extremely complex, including the plant/animal interface as well as the soil/climate/forage interface and the text supports understanding and integration of all of these considerations. The coverage of the science behind the plant characteristics and responses make the book applicable in many parts of the world, while other region-specific management information relates mainly to North America. The editors also address the renewed national interest in environmental issues such as water quality, global climate change and eutrophication in the Gulf, and the role of forages for wildlife habitat and food sources. –AMAZON.;v. 1, pt. I. Characteristics of forage species — Forages and grasslands in a changing world — Structure and morphology of grasses — Structure and morphology of legumes and other forbs — Physiology of forage plants — Environmental aspects of forage management — Grasses for northern areas — Grasses for southern areas — Legumes for northern areas — Legumes for southern areas — Forage crops for bioenergy and industrial products — Compendium of common forages — pt. II. Forage management — Forage establishment — Forage fertilization and nutrient management — Integrated pest management in forages — pt. III. Forage utilization — Forage quality — Forage utilization — Forage-related animal disorders — Preservation of forage as hay and silage — Grazing management systems — Managing grassland ecosystems.

Forages, Volume I, Seventh Edition is the most comprehensive text available for teachers of undergraduate Forages courses. This edition will provide students with a good balance of scientific principles, to aid in integrating the concepts they learn, and practical information on forage identification, plant characteristics, management, and utilization that can be used by forage management practitioners. Grassland ecosystems are extremely complex, including the plant/animal interface as well as the soil/climate/forage interface and the text must support understanding and integration of all of these considerations. The coverage of the science behind the plant characteristics and responses make the book applicable in many parts of the world, while other region-specific management information relates mainly to North America.

This edition has been updated to address emerging areas of study, including the use of forage plants as bioenergy crops. The editors also address the renewed national interest in environmental issues such as water quality, global climate change and eutrophication in the Gulf. This edition also addresses the role of forages for wildlife habitat and food sources, another area of increased interest in recent years. These revisions respond to the generational change taking place among forage scientists and teachers in recent years.

Title: Forages, Volume 1 An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture
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ISBN: 1119300649,9781119300649
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Genre: Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science
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Pages: 432
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