Tropical Forage Plants: Development and Use

W.D. Pitman, Antonio Sotomayor-Rios
CRC Press, 28 nov. 2000 - 408 pages
Tropical Forage Plants: Development and Use covers the research and resulting pasture development in the tropics and subtropics, which has undergone dramatic changes in the past few decades. Providing a broad, global perspective, it serves as a comprehensive resource covering a wide range of subjects pertaining to forage and animal production in the tropics and subtropics including such aspects as agronomy, pasture management, forage plant breeding, soils, plant nutrition, and disease management and control.
The book presents extensive coverage of the technical aspects of forage-based agriculture in the tropics. It addresses both the scientific aspects of this technology and its practical application. The editors integrate the extensive research on tropical forage species in the western hemisphere with that of global research efforts. They provide over 15,000 references that lay the groundwork for further research.
The editors have assembled an excellent mixture of theorists and applied scientists giving the book wide-ranging, interdisciplinary appeal. In addition to providing extensive coverage of development and usage globally, Tropical Forage Plants: Development and Use presents the key aspects of selecting, breeding, and managing superior pastures in the tropics in the context of meeting local needs and global environmental concerns.

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 Land Resources for Forage Production in the Tropics
Chapter 2 Environmental Constraints to Tropical Forage Plant Adaptation and Productivity
The Tropical Forage Plants and Their Development
Chapter 3 Germplasm Resources of Tropical Forage Grasses
Chapter 4 Germplasm Resources of Tropical Forage Legumes
Chapter 5 Breeding and Improvement of Tropical Grasses
Chapter 6 Tropical Forage Legume Breeding
Chapter 7 Constraints and Developments in the Enhancement of Tropical Forgae Grasses of Economic Importance
Chapter 12 The Effect of Arthropods Diseases and Nematodes on Tropical Pastures
Chapter 13 Animal Production in GrassLegume Pastures in the Tropics
Chapter 14 Conservation of Forages in the Tropics and Subtropics
Chapter 15 Importance of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Forage Legume Production
Chapter 16 Contribution of Rangelands to Animal Production in the Tropics
Global Review of the Latest Research on Tropical Forages
Chapter 17 Current Developments from Tropical Forage Research in Australia
Chapter 18 Current Developments from Tropical Forage Research in Africa

Chapter 8 Biotechnology in Tropical Forage Crops
Use of Tropical Forages
Chapter 9 Seed Production Technology of Tropical Forages
Chapter 10 Intensive Management of Forage Grasses in the Humid Tropics
Chapter 11 Pennisetums and Sorghums in an Integrated Feeding System in the Tropics
Chapter 19 Constrast in Current Developments with Tropical Forage Research in Asia and the Americas
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Page 10 - Smyth (1973) defined land as an area of the earth's surface, the characteristics of which embrace all reasonably stable, or predictably cyclic attributes of the biosphere vertically above and below this area, including those of the atmosphere, the soil and underlying geology, the hydrology, the plant and animal populations and the results of past and present human activity, to the extent that these attributes exert a significant influence on present and future uses of the land by man.
Page 15 - World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future (Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1987), p.

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