Agriculture Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

Volume 2: The Science of
Grassland Agriculture
Sixth edition

edited by Robert F. Barnes

Forages: The Science of Grassland Agriculture, 6th Edition has been reorganized into nine parts encompassing the principal disciplines of forages and their uses. It is a ready reference for practitioners, researchers, and those involved or studying forage management and utilization.

This volume also includes a glossary and a detailed listing of botanical and common names of plant species used as forages.


Part II: Forage Plants

  1. Terminology and Classification of Forage Plants
  2. Grass and Legume Structure and Morphology
  3. Physiology of Forage Plants
  4. Growth and Development of Forage Plants
  5. Nutrients and Water in Forage Plants

Part II: Forage Ecology

  1. Climate and Forage Adaptation
  2. Plant Interactions
  3. Plant Herbivore Interactions
  4. Nutrient Cycling in Forage Production Systems
  5. Forages for Conservation and Improved Soil Quality
  6. Forages and the Environment

Part III: Forage Species

  1. Cool-season Legumes for Humid Areas
  2. Legumes for Tropical and Subtropical Areas
  3. Cool-season Grasses for Humid Areas
  4. Grasses for Arid and Semiarid Areas
  5. Tropical and Subtropical Grasses
  6. Forbs and Browse Species

Part IV: Forage Systems

  1. Systems for Temperate Humid Areas
  2. Forage Systems for Temperate Subhumid and Semiarid Areas
  3. Forage Systems for the Warm Humid Areas
  4. Forage Systems for Humid Transition Areas
  5. Forage Systems for Arid Areas

Part V: Forage Production and Management

  1. Establishment and Renovation
  2. Fertilization
  3. Irrigation and Water Management
  4. Weed Management
  5. Insect Management

Part VI: Forage Improvemen

  1. Forage Breeding
  2. Biotechnology and Molecular Approaches to Forage Improvement
  3. Seed Production
  4. Nutritional Chemistry of Forages Ronald

Part VII: Forage Quality

  1. Digestibility and Intake
  2. Plant Chemistry and Antiquality Components in Forage
  3. Laboratory Methods for Evaluating Forage Quality
  4. Animal Methods for Evaluating Forage Quality
  5. Predicting Forage Quality
  6. Factors Affecting Forage Quality

Part VIII: Forage Harvesting and Utilization,p>

  1. Post-harvest Physiology
  2. Hay Harvest and Storage
  3. Silage Production
  4. Biomass, Energy, and Industrial Uses of Forages

Part IX: Pasture Management

  1. Grazing Management
  2. Grazing Animal Nutrition
  3. Grazing Animal Behavior
  4. Forage-induced Animal Disorders
  5. Grazing Systems and Strategies


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Volume 2: The Science of Grassland Agriculture
6th Edition

edited by Robert F. Barnes
2007 791 pages $168.95 + shipping
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