Forage Books

  • Country Pasture Profiles. Detailed description of pasture and forage resources by country (CD-ROM) (English)

    This CD-ROM provides details about the pasture and forage resources of various countries in the context of relevant general, topographical, climatic and agro-ecological information with particular focus on livestock production systems. Profiles (80) are by region: Africa (20); Asia (14); Europe (14); Latin America and the Caribbean (11); Near East ...

  • Forage Legumes for Temperate Grasslands (English)

    With the underpinning role of forage legumes in the nitrogen economy and animal productivity from temperate grasslands certain to expand in the future, particularly in regions where their potential has not yet been realized, it is essential that the wealth of information currently available is widely disseminated. This book serves the purpose with ...

  • Grasslands: Developments, opportunities, perspectives (English)

    This book looks at significant current grassland problems and issues, and provides an insight into grassland productivity in diverse areas of the world, with their various production systems. There is a focus on recent technical advances and the prospects for further innovation, through twenty-one chapters by eminent grassland scientists, grouped ...

  • Grasslands of the World

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book brings together information on the contrasting characteristics, condition, present use and problems of the world's main natural grasslands. Since grassland is commercialized through the grazing animal, particular attention is paid to the livestock production systems associated with each ...

  • Cool-Season Forage and Warm-Season (C4) Grasses Set

    Save! Buy the two-book set at additional savings! This set provide a complete grass reference for the classroom, practitioners, crop and soil scientists, ornamental horticulturists, turf specialists, and ...

  • Site-specific grasses and herbs. Seed production and use for restoration of mountain environments (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis publication describes 25 different grasses and herbs occurring naturally in the middle and high Alpine zones suitable for restoration. Primarily for nature protection rather than merely for forage production, sit-specific grasses and herbs have gained significance in recent years. Large ...

  • Warm-Season (C4) Grasses

    The only review of warm season and tropical grasses that covers all the major genera.' - James P. Muir, Texas A&M University Research and Extension CenterThe warm season grasses are the major forage resources for ruminant livestock production in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In the U.S. warm season grasses are also playing a ...

  • Silage Science and Technology

    No other silage book can compare with this detailed coverage, including in-depth discussions of silage microbiology, biochemistry, assessing quality, preharvest and postharvest factors, use of additives, harvesting, storage, feeding, whole-farm management, as well as a global scope. Individual chapters are devoted to the production, preservation, ...

  • Mulberry for animal production (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersMulberry, the feed of silkworm, was one of the first domesticated forages in the world and has been the subject of intensive research over the last few decades. Where the mulberry grows naturally and where sericulture is well established, its foliage and the production residues are regularly fed to ...

  • Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersOpuntias are multipurpose plants that are increasingly being used in agricultural systems in arid and semi-arid areas and are considered a key component for the productivity and sustainability of these regions. This publication, initially printed in Santiago for field purposes, presents current ...

  • Grassland resource assessment for pastoral systems (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication deals with the study of extensive grazing lands and forage production systems and the assessment of grassland conditions and productivity. Although a complex subject, it is a very necessary one for the correct management of grazing lands and the design and execution of projects to ...

  • Native Warm-Season Grasses: Research Trends and Issues

    Including native warm-season grasses in pasture systems makes good ecological sense, and this publication explores the benefits and challenges associated with their use. The uneven seasonal distribution of forage production from introduced cool-season species is a primary factor complicating pasture management, while native plant communities are ...

  • Cool-Season Forage Grasses

    An in-depth reference for the major cool-season forage grasses, this publication is unique in that it addresses such a large number of species in terms of their role in agriculture and conservation as well as their management. Educators and students, crop and soil scientists, ornamental horticulturists, turf specialists, and environmentalists and ...

  • Glossary of Crop Science Terms

    The glossary contains 1380 terms covering crop breeding, genetics, and cytology; crop physiology and metabolism; crop ecology, production, and management; seed physiology, production, and technology; crop quality and utilization; turfgrass; and forages. Also included is an appendix on terms used in cell biology and molecular ...

  • Transgenic Crops VI

    Genetic engineering is a powerful tool for crop improvement. The status of crop biotechnology before 2001 was reviewed in Transgenic Crops I-III, but recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have prompted the need for new volumes. Following Transgenic Crops IV (2007) on cereals, vegetables, root crops, herbs, and spices, and Transgenic ...

  • Red Clover Science

    This book examines the literature on red clover since about 1985. In each of the 17 chapters, an effort was made to summarize the earlier literature and to integrate the recent findings into this background. The timing is appropriate with the present interest in sustainable agriculture, in which red clover was so prominent in the past. This ...

  • Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle

    Product quality and a sustainable food chain of ruminant products are largely determined by animal nutrition, in which forage is the major feed source. Forages and grasslands play a unique role in agriculture because they contribute through animals to our food supply and to the abatement of environmental problems. Interest in grassland management ...

  • Management of Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the Development of More Productive and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

    The subsistence agriculture of the pre-chemical era efficiently sustained the nitrogen status of soils by maintaining a balance between N loss and N gain from biological nitrogen fixation (BNF): the microbial conversion of atmospheric N to a form usable by plants. This was possible with less intensive cropping, adaptation of rational crop ...

  • Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses

    The main role of grasses, clovers and alfalfa in temperate agriculture is still to provide forage for ruminant animals but, in the last decades, the importance of amenity grasses increased markedly and, in the near future, new developments in the areas of energy and biomass use can be envisaged. Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, fifth volume in ...

  • Crop Nutrient Deficiency Image Collection

    This collection provides a comprehensive assortment of hundreds of classic cases of crop nutrient deficiency documented from research plots and farm fields located around the world. IPNI would like to thank our contributors; many are agricultural researchers, extension staff, crop scouts, and farmers. You’ll find 600 images intuitively ...

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