Forage crops include several species of grasses and legumes that are widely used as animal fodder in the form of hay, pasturage and silage, as well as for turf and erosion control. Some forage grasses are also being considered for bio-energy generation. In this book leading researchers review the latest advances in molecular genetics and genomics;
Forage Grasses and Legumes-An Introduction. Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.). Tall Fescue. Meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.). Dactylis and Phleum. Bentgrasses and Poa. Warm Season Grasses. Zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.). Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.). White Clover (Trifolium repens L.).