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Tropical Forages: Their Role in Sustainable Agriculture

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Series: Longman Intermediate Tropical Agriculture Series

By: LR Humphreys

400 pages, 16 col plates, b/w photos, figs, tabs


Hardback | Apr 1995 | #35752 | ISBN: 0582078687
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Illustrates how forages can sustain tropical cropping systems and be used to combat environmental problems of deteriorating soils and declining crop yields that are associated with monocropping.


Introduction; Part 1 - Objectives of Crop-Pasture-Animal Interactions: The maintenance of soil fertility I. Nitrogen and organic matter; The maintenance of soil fertility II. soil structure and erosion; Efficiency of resource use; Crop protection systems; Outputs from animal production in farming systems. Part 2 - Management of crop-pasture systemss: Tree crops with pastures; Shrub legumes with annual crops; Pastures with annual crops; Annual crops with forage crops; Conclusions; References; Index of scientific names; Subject index.

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