1st Edition

Forage Crops of the World, Volume I: Major Forage Crops

Edited By Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman Copyright 2018
    412 Pages 15 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    420 Pages 15 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    420 Pages 15 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new book, the first of two volumes on forage crops grown throughout the world, discusses the importance of fodder production of the major fodder crops for animals. It focuses on the 17 major forage crops, both non-leguminous perennial forages and leguminous forages. It discusses crop production methodology and agronomic management in a systemic way, providing an abundance of information on each type of forage crop, including preferred soil type, land capability, cropping patterns, climate, and socioeconomic conditions. It goes on to address pests of leguminous forage crops, disease management of non-leguminous seasonal forages, agroforestry in fodder and forage crops, preservation of forage crops, and forage production and climate change.

    This volume provides valuable information needed for effective forage crop production and management. The book, with chapters from highly qualified scientists, will be a rich resource for researchers, academicians, students, and those in the industry. Volume 2 of Forage Crops of the World focuses on minor forage crops.

    Key features:

    • Discusses 17 different types of major forage crops, including many types of grasses and other plants

    • Provides information on agronomic production practices

    • Covers pest and disease management practices for forage crops

    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


    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 research papers, review papers, book chapters, and one book. He was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India, and received several fellowship grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research work 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 the author and co-author of several research papers, review papers, and book chapters. She acquired her BS degree (Agriculture), receiving a Gold Medal, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India. She received her MS degree (Agronomy), also with Gold Medal, from the same university. 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.

    “A great source of information for readers interested in forage crops . . . A detailed account of forage crops . . . The books are a great read for people involved with fodder production and for people practicing sustainable agriculture, who can explore dual-purpose cropping allowing them to cultivate food and fodder together. The reader is introduced to very effective cultivation methods including intercropping as well as agronomic management, post harvesting technologies, and storage and packaging of fodder. . . . Useful for researchers and ecologists conducting studies on forage crops, especially focusing on the impact of climaie change on crops.”

    —Economic Botany, 2019, review by Anbreen Bashir, Harris-Stowe State Univesity, Missouri, USA


    “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