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Tropical Forages Handbook
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Tropical Forages
Their Role in Sustainable Agriculture
by L. R. Humphreys

Tropical Forages is a definitive work illustrating how forages can sustain tropical cropping systems and be used to combat environmental problems of deterioration of soils and declining crop yields that are associated with monocropping. It is the only book to cover the management of tropical plant-soil-animal systems in one volume.

Contents

  1. Introduction

Part 1 - Objectives of Crop-Pasture-Animal Interactions

  1. The maintenance of soil fertility I. Nitrogen and organic matter
  2. The maintenance of soil fertility II. Soil structure and erosion
  3. Efficiency of resource use
  4. Crop protection systems
  5. Outputs from animal production in farming systems
  6. The diversification of income and flxibility of production

Part 2 - Management of crop-pasture systems

  1. Tree crops with pastures
  2. Shrub legumes with annual crops
  3. Pastures with annual crops
  4. Annual crops with forage crops
  5. Conclusions

References
Index of scientific names
Subject index

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Their Role in Sustainable Agriculture
by L. R. Humphreys

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