Forages, Volume 1An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture
Forages, Volume I, Seventh Edition is the most comprehensive text available for teachers of undergraduate Forages courses. This edition will provide students with a good balance of scientific principles, to aid in integrating the concepts they learn, and practical information on forage identification, plant characteristics, management, and utilization that can be used by forage management practitioners. Grassland ecosystems are extremely complex, including the plant/animal interface as well as the soil/climate/forage interface and the text must support understanding and integration of all of these considerations. The coverage of the science behind the plant characteristics and responses make the book applicable in many parts of the world, while other region-specific management information relates mainly to North America.This edition has been updated to address emerging areas of study, including the use of forage plants as bioenergy crops. The editors also address the renewed national interest in environmental issues such as water quality, global climate change and eutrophication in the Gulf. This edition also addresses the role of forages for wildlife habitat and food sources, another area of increased interest in recent years. These revisions respond to the generational change taking place among forage scientists and teachers in recent years.
List of Contributors Preface The Metric System In Memoriam The Last of the Virgin Sod Flesh is Grass PART I CHARACTERISTICS OF FORAGE SPECIES 1 Forages and Grasslands in a Changing WorldC. Jerry Nelson, Kenneth J. Moore, and Michael Collins 2 Structure and Morphology of GrassesKenneth J. Moore and C. Jerry Nelson 3 Structure and Morphology of Legumes and Other ForbsRobert B. Mitchell and C. Jerry Nelson 4 Physiology of Forage PlantsJennifer W. MacAdam and C. Jerry Nelson 5 Environmental Aspects of Forage ManagementJeffrey J. Volenec and C. Jerry Nelson 6 Grasses for Northern AreasMichael Collins and C. Jerry Nelson 7 Grasses for Southern AreasDaren D. Redfearn and C. Jerry Nelson 8 Legumes for Northern AreasCraig C. Sheaffer, M. Scott Wells, and C. Jerry Nelson 9 Legumes for Southern AreaLynn E. Sollenberger and Michael Collins 10 Forage Crops for Bioenergy and Industrial ProductsKenneth J. Moore and Emily A. Heaton Compendium of Common ForagesKenneth J. Moore PART II FORAGE MANAGEMENT 11 Forage EstablishmentMarvin H. Hall and Michael Collins 12 Forage Fertilization and Nutrient ManagementDavid J. Barker and Michael Collins 13 Integrated Pest Management in ForagesR. Mark Sulc, William O. Lamp, and Michael Collins PART III FORAGE UTILIZATION 14 Forage QualityMichael Collins and Yoana C. Newman 15 Forage UtilizationMichael Collins, Kenneth J. Moore, and Craig A. Roberts 16 Forage-Related Animal DisordersMichael Collins, Ali M. Missaoui, and Nicholas S. Hill 17 Preservation of Forage as Hay and SilageMichael Collins and Kenneth J. Moore 18 Grazing Management SystemsRobert L. Kallenbach and Michael Collins 19 Managing Grassland EcosystemsCharles P. West and C. Jerry Nelson Appendix: Common and Botanical Names of Forages Glossary Index
Contributing Authors David J. Barker Robert F Barnes Michael Collins Marvin H. Hall Emily A. Heaton Nicholas S. Hill Robert L. Kallenbach William O. Lamp Jennifer W. MacAdam Ali M. Missaoui Robert B. Mitchell Kenneth J. Moore C. Jerry Nelson Yoana C. Newman Daren D. Redfearn Craig A. Roberts Craig C. Sheaffer Lynn E. Sollenberger Mark R. Sulc Jeffrey J. Volenec M. Scott Wells Charles P. West