Forages: The Science of Grassland Agriculture Volume II, Sixth Edition is the long-awaited revision of the classic reference that serves as a comprehensive and encyclopedic supplement to Volume I. 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.
'This book is recommended to research and teaching institutions in temperate and sub tropical regions' Environmental Agriculture, 2008
Preface 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 Glossary Index
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KENNETH J. MOORE is Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University ROBERT F BARNES is Executive Vice President Emeritus of the ASA, CSSA, SSSA C. JERRY NELSON is Professor of Agronomy, University of Missouri MICHAEL COLLINS is Professor and Department Head, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University