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Irrigated Forage Production

Series: Developments in Crop Science

By: A Dovrat

257 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Elsevier

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #31135 | ISBN: 0444883002
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NHBS Price: £153.00 $195/€181 approx

About this book

This volume discusses the possible improvement of forage production for livestock in areas with limited irrigation water and, sometimes, land. It is written in two parts: the first provides some basic elements of forest yield formation, while the second gives details of five crops plus pastures selected because of their wide distribution or recommendations for use. The book mainly deals with crop agronomy, such as soil management, crop selection, input scheduling, and forage quality, as well as examining the physical processes, such as climate factors, crop-water functions, low water quality, and irrigation methods. Serving as a reference book, this volume should be of interest to research workers, fanners, teachers, extension and advisory agents and senior students of agriculture and animal science.


Contents

1. Background. Part 1 The biomass: 2. Yield Formation - Morphology. Dry matter accumulation. 3. Water Relations and Irrigation - Crop-water production functions. Estimating crop water use. Low water quality. Irrigation systems. 4. Forage Quality - Chemical and structural composition. Digestible energy. Variation in digestibility. Evaluation of forage digestibility. Part 2 The production: 5. Alfalfa - Development and growth. Establishment. Crop water requirements and irrigation. Mineral nutrition and fertilizer use. Harvest management. Forage quality and utilization. Seed production. 6. Irrigated Pasture - Plant components. Soil and site factors. Land preparation and sowing. Management. Animal components. 7. Forage Corn - Development and growth. Establishment. Crop water requirements and irrigation. Mineral nutrition and fertilization. Forage quality. Harvest management and utilization. 8. Berseem Clover - Growth and development. Establishment. Crop water requirements and irrigation. Harvest management. Mineral nutrition and fertilizer use. Forage quality and utilization. Seed production. 9. Annual Ryegrass - Growth and development. Establishment. Crop water requirements and irrigation. Harvest management. Mineral nutrition and fertilizer use. Forage quality. Utilization. 10. Fodder Beet - Growth and development. Establishment. Mineral nutrition and fertilizer use. Crop water requirements and irrigation. Harvest Management. Forage quality and utilization. 11. Economic Evaluation of Forage Production Options on Mixed Farms - Comparative calculations. Applications. Common and Scientific Names of Forages.

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