Tropical Forages: Their Role in Sustainable Agriculture
June 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
A definitive work illustrating how forages can sustain tropical cropping systems and be used to combat environmental problems of deterioration of soils and declining crop yields that are associated with monocropping. It is the only book to cover the management of tropical plant-soil-animal systems in one volume.
Introduction; Part 1 - Objectives of Crop-Pasture-Animal Interactions: The maintenance of soil fertility I. Nitrogen and organic matter; The maintenance of soil fertility II. soil structure and erosion; Efficiency of resource use; Crop protection systems; Outputs from animal production in farming systems. Part 2 - Management of crop-pasture systemss: Tree crops with pastures; Shrub legumes with annual crops; Pastures with annual crops; Annual crops with forage crops; Conclusions; References; Index of scientific names; Subject index.
* incorporates the latest research from Australia, Asia, Africa and Latin American * provides a list of around 800 references, including the most up-to-date research available * illustrates principles through detailed case studies * emphasises resource management and development of sustainable systems, both key areas of current research in tropical agriculture