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Forages, Volume 2: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, 6th Edition




Forages, Volume 2: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, 6th Edition

Robert F. Barnes (Editor), C. Jerry Nelson (Editor), Kenneth J. Moore (Editor), Michael Collins (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-813-80232-9 January 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 808 Pages

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Forages: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, 6th Edition is the long-awaited revision of the classic reference that serves as a comprehensive supplement to An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture. The new edition has broadened its scope and is newly re-organized into ten major sections that extensively cover the field of forage agriculture. Chapter authors are leading researchers and authorities in grassland agriculture who emphasize quantifiable information that lends itself to comparative analysis. An extensive list of references, suggested further reading, glossary, and a thorough index complete the book's value as a single-source reference.

PART I Forage Plants.

1 Terminology and Classification of Forage Plants.

Robert F Barnes, C. Jerry Nelson, and Gary W. Fick.

2 Grass and Legume Structure and Morphology.

Lowell E. Moser and John A. Jennings.

3 Physiology of Forage Plants.

Jeffrey J. Volenec and C. Jerry Nelson.

4 Growth and Development of Forage Plants.

R. Howard Skinner and Kenneth J. Moore.

5 Nutrients and Water in Forage Plants.

Dale G. Blevins and David J. Barker.

PART II Forage Ecology.

6 Climate and Forage Adaptation.

Vern S. Baron and Gilles Baelanger.

7 Plant Interactions.

David D. Briske.

8 Plant Herbivore Interactions.

Samuel W. Coleman and Lynn E. Sollenberger.

9 Nutrient Cycling in Forage Production Systems.

David A. Wedin and Michael P. Russelle.

10 Forages for Conservation and Improved Soil Quality.

Douglas L. Karlen, Jerrell L. Lemunyon, and Jeremy W. Singer.

11 Forages and the Environment.

Dennis R. Keeney and Matt A. Sanderson.

PART III Forage Species.

12 Cool-season Legumes for Humid Areas.

Craig C. Sheaffer and Gerald W. Evers.

13 Legumes for Tropical and Subtropical Areas.

William D. Pitman and Albert E. Kretschmer, Jr.

14 Cool-season Grasses for Humid Areas.

Michael D. Casler and Robert L. Kallenbach.

15 Grasses for Arid and Semiarid Areas.

John D. Berdahl and Daren D. Redfearn.

16 Tropical and Subtropical Grasses.

Wayne W. Hanna and Lynn E. Sollenberger.

17 Forbs and Browse Species.

David P. Belesky, David W. Koch, and John W. Walker.

PART IV Forage Systems.

18 Systems for Temperate Humid Areas.

Jerome H. Cherney and Robert L. Kallenbach.

19 Forage Systems for Temperate Subhumid and Semiarid Areas.

Larry A. Redmon and John R. Hendrickson.

20 Forage Systems for the Warm Humid Areas.

William D. Pitman.

21 Forage Systems for Humid Transition Areas.

Charles P. West and John C. Waller.

22 Forage Systems for Arid Areas.

Dan H. Putnam and Timothy DelCurto.

PART V Forage Production and Management.

23 Establishment and Renovation.

Marvin H. Hall and Lester R. Vough.

24 Fertilization.

Clifford S. Snyder and Richard H. Leep.

25 Irrigation and Water Management.

Jennifer W. MacAdam and Allan L. Barta.

26 Weed Management.

Robert A. Masters and Robert B. Mitchell.

27 Insect Management.

R. Marc Sulc and William O. Lamp.

PART VI Forage Improvement.

28 Forage Breeding.

Kenneth P. Vogel and JoAnn F.S. Lamb.

29 Biotechnology and Molecular Approaches to Forage Improvement.

E. Charles Brummer, Joseph H. Bouton, and Mary K. Sledge.

30 Seed Production.

Jeffrey J. Steiner and Tim L. Springer.

31 Nutritional Chemistry of Forages.

Ronald D. Hatfield, Hans-Joachim G. Jung, Glen Broderick, Thomas C. Jenkins.

PART VII Forage Quality.

32 Digestibility and Intake.

David R. Mertens.

33 Plant Chemistry and Antiquality Components in Forage.

Lowell P. Bush, Craig A. Roberts, and Carrie Schultz.

34 Laboratory Methods for Evaluating Forage Quality.

William P. Weiss and Alice N. Pell.

35 Animal Methods for Evaluating Forage Quality.

Robert C. Cochran, Wayne K. Coblentz, and Eric S. Vanzant.

36 Predicting Forage Quality.

John E. Moore, Adegbola T. Adesogan, Samuel W. Coleman, and Daniel J. Undersander.

37 Factors Affecting Forage Quality.

Steven L. Fales and John O. Fritz.

PART VIII Forage Harvesting and Utilization.

38 Post-harvest Physiology.

Michael Collins and Wayne K. Coblentz.

39 Hay Harvest and Storage.

C. Alan Rotz and Kevin J. Shinners.

40 Silage Production.

Richard E. Muck and Limin Kung, Jr.

41 Biomass, Energy, and Industrial Uses of Forages.

Matt A. Sanderson, Neal P. Martin, and Paul Adler.

PART IX Pasture Management.

42 Grazing Management.

Lynn E. Sollenberger and Yoana C. Newman.

43 Grazing Animal Nutrition.

Monty S. Kerley and Gregory P. Lardy.

44 Grazing Animal Behavior.

Karen L. Launchbaugh and Charles T. Dougherty.

45 Forage-induced Animal Disorders.

Henry F. Mayland, Peter R. Cheeke, Walter Majak, and Jesse P. Goff.

46 Grazing Systems and Strategies.

Vivien Gore Allen, Rodney K. Heitschmidt, and Lynn E. Sollenberger.

Common and Scientific Names of Forages.



'This book is recommended to research and teaching institutions in temperate and sub tropical regions'

Environmental Agriculture, 2008

  • Sixth edition of this classic forage reference
  • Comprehensive, encyclopedic supplement to An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture
  • New edition has been broadened and reorganized
  • Chapters contributed by leading researchers and authorities in grassland agriculture