9780813804217

Forages Vol. 1 : An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture

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    9780813804217

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    0813804213

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/20/2003
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

The sixth edition of Forages, Volume I, highlights plant adaptation and the complexity of forage management by integrating soil, climate, and herbivory factors with production goals. This exceptional sourcebook has been extensively reconfigured to address the needs of today's undergraduate student and provide a foundation for problem solving and decision making in forage management. Sidebars and study questions will aid student review and comprehension. Forages teachers themselves, authors from across the continental United States provide broad, national coverage of key species and management practices in a framework of comparative analysis.

Author Biography

Robert F. Barnes is Executive Vice President Emeritus of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his BS degree from Iowa State University, MS degree from Rutgers University and PhD from Purdue University. He served in the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, researching the development and application of forage evaluation methods. He has served as an editor of Forages since the 3rd edition in 1973.

C. Jerry Nelson is Curator's Professor of Argonomy University of Missouri. He received BS and MS degrees from hte Unviersity of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He teaches an orientation course for freshmen, a cours in crop physiology and advises graduate students. He researches growth of grasses and persistence of legumes.

Michael Collins is Professor of Agronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington. He received his BS degree from Berea College, MS degree from West Virginia University and the PhD from the University o Kentucky. He teaches an upper-level undergraduate/graduate course on forage management and utilization and advises graduate students. His research is on forage management and postharvest physiology of hay and silage with emphasis on forage quality.

Kenneth J. Moore is Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University. He received his BS degree from Arizona State University and MS and PhD from Purdue University. He has taught graduate level courses on field plot technique and design, pasture and grazing management, and forage quality and utilization. He advices graduate students and conducts research on pasture management and ecology.

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors ix
Preface xiii
The Metric System xvi
Part I CHARACTERISTICS OF FORAGE SPECIES 1(236)
Forages and Grasslands in a Changing World
3(22)
Robert F Barnes
C. Jerry Nelson
Structure and Morphology of Grasses
25(26)
Lowell E. Moser
C. Jerry Nelson
Structure and Morphology of Legumes and Other Forbs
51(22)
Robert B. Mitchell
C. Jerry Nelson
Physiology of Forage Plants
73(26)
Jennifer W. MacAdam
C. Jerry Nelson
Environmental Aspects of Forage Management
99(26)
Jeffrey J. Volence
C. Jerry Nelson
Grasses for Northern Areas
125(24)
John A. Balasko
C. Jerry Nelson
Grasses for Southern Areas
149(22)
Daren D. Redfearn
C. Jerry Nelson
Legumes for Northern Areas
171(20)
Robert L. McGraw
C. Jerry Nelson
Legumes for Southern Areas
191(24)
Lynn E. Sollenberger
Michael Collins
Forbs
215(22)
Danny H. Smith
Michael Collins
Compendium of Common Forages, following
236(1)
Kenneth J. Moore
Part II FORAGE MANAGEMENT 237(124)
Forage Establishment
239(24)
Dennis R. Cosgrove
Michael Collins
Forage Fertilization and Nutrient Management
263(32)
David J. Barker
Michael Collins
Integrated Pest Management in Forages
295(20)
Gary W. Fick
William O. Lamp
Michael Collins
Naturalized Grassland Ecosystems and Their Management
315(24)
Charles P. West
C. Jerry Nelson
Forage Improvement and Seed Production
339(22)
Darrell A. Miller
C. Jerry Nelson
Part III FORAGE UTILIZATION 361(142)
Forage Quality
363(28)
Michael Collins
John O. Fritz
Forage Utilization
391(24)
Charles T. Dougherty
Michael Collins
Forage-Related Animal Disorders
415(28)
Michael Collins
David B. Hannaway
Preservation of Forage as Hay and Silage
443(30)
Michael Collins
Vance N. Owens
Grazing Management Systems
473(30)
Vivien G. Allen
Michael Collins
Appendix: Common and Botanical Names of Forages 503(14)
Glossary 517(22)
Index 539

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