This new book, the first of two volumes on forage crops grown throughout the world, discusses the importance of fodder production of the major fodder crops for animals. It focuses on the 17 major forage crops, both non-leguminous perennial forages and leguminous forages. It discusses crop production methodology and agronomic management in a systemic way, providing an abundance of information on each type of forage crop, including preferred soil type, land capability, cropping patterns, climate, and socioeconomic conditions. It goes on to address pests of leguminous forage crops, disease management of non-leguminous seasonal forages, agroforestry in fodder and forage crops, preservation of forage crops, and forage production and climate change.
This volume provides valuable information needed for effective forage crop production and management. The book, with chapters from highly qualified scientists, will be a rich resource for researchers, academicians, students, and those in the industry. Volume 2 of Forage Crops of the World focuses on minor forage crops.
* Discusses 17 different types of major forage crops, including many types of grasses and other plants
* Provides information on agronomic production practices
* Covers pest and disease management practices for forage crops
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 402
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"A great source of information for readers interested in forage crops . . . A detailed account of forage crops . . . The books are a great read for people involved with fodder production and for people practicing sustainable agriculture, who can explore dual-purpose cropping allowing them to cultivate food and fodder together. The reader is introduced to very effective cultivation methods including intercropping as well as agronomic management, post harvesting technologies, and storage and packaging of fodder. . . . Useful for researchers and ecologists conducting studies on forage crops, especially focusing on the impact of climaie change on crops."
-Economic Botany, 2019, review by Anbreen Bashir, Harris-Stowe State Univesity, Missouri, USA
"A good compilation of all the important forage crops. Scattered information on various aspects of forage crops, including varieties, botanical details, cultural practices, pest-disease problems, climate change, etc., has been nicely compiled in one place. The information provided is aptly compiled and put together. The book provides a handy guide to all the stakeholders, including policyplanners, students, teachers, dairy owners, and forage growers."
-Dr. Ajoy Kumar Roy, FNAAS, MNASc, FRMSI, FISG, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute
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