Forage Crops of the World, 2-volume set: Volume I: Major Forage Crops; Volume II: Minor Forage Crops, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forage Crops of the World, 2-volume set

Volume I: Major Forage Crops; Volume II: Minor Forage Crops, 1st Edition

Edited by Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman

Apple Academic Press

620 pages | 28 Color Illus. | 2 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781771886864
pub: 2018-08-15
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This new 2-volume set discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. The volumes focuses on fodder production for forage crops, cover 17 major forage crops and 25 minor forage crops. The volumes discuss crop production methodology and agronomic management in a systemic way, providing an abundance of information on each type of forage crop discussed, including preferred soil type, land capability, cropping patterns, climate, and socioeconomic conditions. They also address pests of the various forage crops, disease management, agroforestry in fodder and forage crops, preservation of forage crops, and forage production and climate change.

Forage crops are very essential for quality milk and meat production. Farm animals are normally fed fodder available from cultivated areas, supplemented by a small extent with harvested grasses and top feeds. The three major sources of fodder are crop residues, cultivated fodder, and fodder from trees, pastures, and grazing lands. The patterns and types of fodder crops vary by geographical location.

Reviews

“A good compilation of all the important forage crops. Scattered information on various aspects of forage crops, including varieties, botanical details, cultural practices, pest-disease problems, climate change, etc., has been nicely compiled in one place. The information provided is aptly compiled and put together. The book provides a handy guide to all the stakeholders, including policyplanners, students, teachers, dairy owners, and forage growers.”

—Dr. Ajoy Kumar Roy, FNAAS, MNASc, FRMSI, FISG, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute

Table of Contents

Oat (Jai)

Jancy Gupta and Minu Singh

Maize (Corn)

R. P. Shah, Anjani Kumar, M. Rana, and U. Kumar

Pearl Millet (Bajra)

Shakti Khajuria, A. K. Rai, B. S. Khadda, Raj Kumar, and J. K. Jadav

Sorghum (Jower)

Jancy Gupta and Minu Singh

Johnson Grass (Aleppo Grass)

Md. Hedayetullah and Parveen Zaman

Job’s Tears (Coix)

R. Poddar, K. Jana, C. K. Kundu, and H. Das

Deenanath Grass (Pennisetum)

Md. Hedayetullah and Pintoo Bandopadhyay

Teosinte (Makchari)

M. Rana, R. Gajghate, G. Guleria, R. P. Sah, Anjani Kumar, and O. N. Singh

Sudan Grass (Sudan Sorghum)

Anupam Mukherjee and Md. Hedayetullah

Hybrid Napier (Napier Bajra Hybrid)

Jyotirmay Karforma

Guinea Grass (Green Panic Grass)

Shyamashree Roy and Sanchita Mondal Ghosh

Cowpea (Black Eyed Pea)

Abhijit Saha, Sonali Biswas, Dulal Chandra Roy, and Utpal Giri

Clusterbean (Guar)

Savitri Sharma

Rice Bean (Red Bean)

Champak Kumar Kundu

Berseem (Egyptian Clover)

Arun Kumar Barik and Md. Hedayetullah

Lucerne (Alfalfa)

Partha Sarathi Patra and Tarun Paul

Stylo (Pencilflower)

Partha Sarathi Patra and Tarun Paul

Pests of Leguminous Forages

N. Nair, B. Thangjam, U. Giri, and M. R. Debnath

Disease Management of Non Leguminous Seasonal Forages

Bireswar Sinha, H. Chandrajini Devi, and W. Tampakleima Chanu

Agro Forestry in Fodder and Forage Crops

Kanu Murmu

Preservation of Forage Crops

Pampi Paul, Mahesh B Tengli, and B. S. Meena

Forage Production and Climate Change

K. Jana, A. M. Puste, J. Banerjee, S. Sarkar, and R. J. Koireng

About the Editors

Md. Hedayetullah, PhD, is an Assistant Professor/Scientist and Officer In-Charge, AICRP (All India Coordinated Research Projects) on Chickpea, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal. He is a former Agronomist with the NABARD, Balasore, Odisha, India. He was also formerly a Professor at the M.S. Swaminathan Institute of Agriculture Science, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Gajapati, Odisha, India, and an Assistant Professor at the College of Agriculture, Tripura, Government of Tripura, India. Dr. Hedayetullah is the author and co-author of 20 research papers, five review papers two book chapters, and one book.

Dr. Hedayetullah acquired his BS degree (Agriculture) from H.N.B. Garhwal University, UK, India. He received his MS degree (Agronomy) from Palli Siksha Bhavana, Institute of Agriculture, Visva Bharati University, Sriniketan, West Bengal, India. He received his PhD (Agronomy) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. He was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India. He has received several fellowship grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research works during his academic career.

Parveen Zaman, PhD, is an Assistant Director of Agriculture (Farm) at the Pulse & Oilseed Research Sub-Station, Beldanga, Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal, India. She is author and co-author of four research papers, three review papers, and four book chapters. She acquired her BS degree (Agriculture), receiving a Gold Medal, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. She received MS degree (Agronomy), also with Gold Medal, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. She was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India, and has received several fellowship grants from various funding agencies to carry out her research works during her academic career.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI000000
SCIENCE / General
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General