Forages: An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture / Edition 6

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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 students and provide a foundation for problem solving and decision making in forage management. Sidebars and study questions will aid student review and comprehension. The contributing authors, predominantly forage teachers from across the continental United States, provide broad, national coverage of key species and management practices in a framework of comparative analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813804217
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 522,336
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert F. Barnes is Executive Vice President Emeritus of theAmerican Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America andSoil Science Society of America in Madison, Wisconsin. He receivedhis BS degree from Iowa State University, MS degree from RutgersUniversity and PhD from Purdue University. He served in the USDA,Agricultural Research Service, researching the development andapplication of forage evaluation methods. He has served as aneditor of Forages since the 3rd edition in 1973.

C. Jerry Nelson is Curator's Professor of ArgonomyUniversity of Missouri. He received BS and MS degrees from hteUnviersity of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He teaches an orientation course for freshmen, a coursin crop physiology and advises graduate students. He researchesgrowth of grasses and persistence of legumes.

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

Kenneth J. Moore is Professor of Agronomy, Iowa StateUniversity. He received his BS degree from Arizona State Universityand MS and PhD from Purdue University. He has taught graduate levelcourses on field plot technique and design, pasture and grazingmanagement, and forage quality and utilization. He advices graduatestudents and conducts research on pasture management andecology.

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors.


The Metric System.


1. Forages and Grasslands in a Changing World (Robert F. Barnesand C. Jerry Nelson).

2. Structure and Morphology of Grasses (Lowell E. Moser and C.Jerry Nelson).

3. Structure and Morphology of Legumes and Other Forbs (RobertB. Mitchell and C. Jerry Nelson).

4. Physiology of Forage Plants (Jennifer W. MacAdam and C. JerryNelson).

5. Environmental Aspects of Forage Management (Jeffrey J.Volenec and C. Jerry Nelson).

6. Grasses for Northern Areas (John A. Balasko and C. JerryNelson).

7. Grasses for Southern Areas (Darren D. Redfearn and C. JerryNelson).

8. Legumes for Northern Areas (Robert L. McGraw and C. JerryNelson).

9. Legumes for Southern Areas (Lynn E. Sollenberger and MichaelCollins).

10. Forbs (Danny H. Smith and Michael Collins).

Compendium of Common Forages, Following (Kenneth J. Moore).


11. Forage Establishment (Dennis R. Cosgrove and MichaelCollins).

12. Forage Fertilization and Nutrient Management (David J.Barker and Michael Collins).

13. Integrated Pest Management in Forages (Gary W. Fick, WilliamO. Lamp, and Michael Collins).

14. Naturalized Grassland Ecosystems and Their Management(Charles P. West and C. Jerry Nelson).

15. Forage Improvement and Seed Production (Darrell A. Millerand C. Jerry Nelson).


16. Forage Quality (Michael Collins and John O. Fritz).

17. Forage Utilization (Charles T. Dougherty and MichaelCollins).

18. Forage-Related Animal Disorders (Michael Collins and DavidB. Hannaway).

19. Preservation of Forage as Hay and Silage (Michael Collinsand Vance N. Owens).

20. Grazing Management Systems (Vivien G. Allen and MichaelCollins).

Appendix: Common and Botanical Names of Forages.



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    Posted April 4, 2007

    A perfect textbook for my students

    This is the best textbook I found so far,and I will buy it in the near future.Thank you Mr. Barnes

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