Forages, Volume I, An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture, 6th Edition
- Nearly 1900 high-resolution images with descriptive captions illustrate plant and seed characteristics of individual forage species, forage management practices, grazing systems and methods, and forage harvest and storage
- Color adaptation maps that show the range of the primary forage crops
- The tables and figures from each chapter in the book
- A thorough glossary of forage terms
- A complete listing of common and scientific names of forage species
- 22 lecture outlines for the major topics covered in the book
This CD-ROM is an extremely valuable teaching tool for classroom instructors, extension workers, NRCS personnel and any other professionals who require forage information. The PDF format is a familiar one and is easy to search. Instructors who require the textbook for classes of 10 or more students will receive a gratis copy of this product.
The Metric System.
PART I. CHARACTERISTICS OF FORAGE SPECIES.
1. Forages and Grasslands in a Changing World (Robert F. Barnes and C. Jerry Nelson).
2. Structure and Morphology of Grasses (Lowell E. Moser and C. Jerry Nelson).
3. Structure and Morphology of Legumes and Other Forbs (Robert B. Mitchell and C. Jerry Nelson).
4. Physiology of Forage Plants (Jennifer W. MacAdam and C. Jerry Nelson).
5. Environmental Aspects of Forage Management (Jeffrey J. Volenec and C. Jerry Nelson).
6. Grasses for Northern Areas (John A. Balasko and C. Jerry Nelson).
7. Grasses for Southern Areas (Darren D. Redfearn and C. Jerry Nelson).
8. Legumes for Northern Areas (Robert L. McGraw and C. Jerry Nelson).
9. Legumes for Southern Areas (Lynn E. Sollenberger and Michael Collins).
10. Forbs (Danny H. Smith and Michael Collins).
Compendium of Common Forages, Following (Kenneth J. Moore).
PART II. FORAGE MANAGEMENT.
11. Forage Establishment (Dennis R. Cosgrove and Michael Collins).
12. Forage Fertilization and Nutrient Management (David J. Barker and Michael Collins).
13. Integrated Pest Management in Forages (Gary W. Fick, William O. Lamp, and Michael Collins).
14. Naturalized Grassland Ecosystems and Their Management (Charles P. West and C. Jerry Nelson).
15. Forage Improvement and Seed Production (Darrell A. Miller and C. Jerry Nelson).
PART III. FORAGE UTILIZATION.
16. Forage Quality (Michael Collins and John O. Fritz).
17. Forage Utilization (Charles T. Dougherty and Michael Collins).
18. Forage-Related Animal Disorders (Michael Collins and David B. Hannaway).
19. Preservation of Forage as Hay and Silage (Michael Collins and Vance N. Owens).
20. Grazing Management Systems (Vivien G. Allen and Michael Collins).
Appendix: Common and Botanical Names of Forages.
C. Jerry Nelson is Curator's Professor of Argonomy University of Missouri. He received BS and MS degrees from hte Unviersity of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He teaches an orientation course for freshmen, a cours in crop physiology and advises graduate students. He researches growth of grasses and persistence of legumes.
Michael Collins is Professor of Agronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington. He received his BS degree from Berea College, MS degree from West Virginia University and the PhD from the University o Kentucky. He teaches an upper-level undergraduate/graduate course on forage management and utilization and advises graduate students. His research is on forage management and postharvest physiology of hay and silage with emphasis on forage quality.
Kenneth J. Moore is Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University. He received his BS degree from Arizona State University and MS and PhD from Purdue University. He has taught graduate level courses on field plot technique and design, pasture and grazing management, and forage quality and utilization. He advices graduate students and conducts research on pasture management and ecology.
* additional material on ecological and environmental factors
* greater emphasis on grassland ecology, pasture management, forage quality, forbs as components of grassland systems
* economic interpretations and social constraints to point out practicality
* an easy-reference full-colour appendix of forage species