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Forages, Volume 1: An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture, 7th Edition

Michael Collins (Editor), C. Jerry Nelson (Editor), Kenneth J. Moore (Editor), Robert F. Barnes (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-30066-3
432 pages
September 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface

The Metric System

In Memoriam

The Last of the Virgin Sod

Flesh is Grass

PART I CHARACTERISTICS OF FORAGE SPECIES

1 Forages and Grasslands in a Changing World
C. Jerry Nelson, Kenneth J. Moore, and Michael Collins

2 Structure and Morphology of Grasses
Kenneth J. Moore 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
Michael Collins and C. Jerry Nelson

7 Grasses for Southern Areas
Daren D. Redfearn and C. Jerry Nelson

8 Legumes for Northern Areas
Craig C. Sheaffer, M. Scott Wells, and C. Jerry Nelson

9 Legumes for Southern Area
Lynn E. Sollenberger and Michael Collins

10 Forage Crops for Bioenergy and Industrial Products
Kenneth J. Moore and Emily A. Heaton

Compendium of Common Forages
Kenneth J. Moore

PART II FORAGE MANAGEMENT

11 Forage Establishment
Marvin H. Hall and Michael Collins

12 Forage Fertilization and Nutrient Management
David J. Barker and Michael Collins

13 Integrated Pest Management in Forages
R. Mark Sulc, William O. Lamp, and Michael Collins

PART III FORAGE UTILIZATION

14 Forage Quality
Michael Collins and Yoana C. Newman

15 Forage Utilization
Michael Collins, Kenneth J. Moore, and Craig A. Roberts

16 Forage-Related Animal Disorders
Michael Collins, Ali M. Missaoui, and Nicholas S. Hill

17 Preservation of Forage as Hay and Silage
Michael Collins and Kenneth J. Moore

18 Grazing Management Systems
Robert L. Kallenbach and Michael Collins

19 Managing Grassland Ecosystems
Charles P. West and C. Jerry Nelson

Appendix: Common and Botanical Names of Forages

Glossary

Index

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Author Information

Contributing Authors

David J. Barker
Robert F Barnes
Michael Collins
Marvin H. Hall
Emily A. Heaton
Nicholas S. Hill
Robert L. Kallenbach
William O. Lamp
Jennifer W. MacAdam
Ali M. Missaoui
Robert B. Mitchell
Kenneth J. Moore
C. Jerry Nelson
Yoana C. Newman
Daren D. Redfearn
Craig A. Roberts
Craig C. Sheaffer
Lynn E. Sollenberger
R. Mark Sulc
Jeffrey J. Volenec
M. Scott Wells
Charles P. West

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